Mellon Square

Rededication History Project
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Mellon Square

Opened in 1955, Mellon Square is Downtown Pittsburgh’s emerald oasis.

The first modern garden plaza to be built atop a parking garage, Mellon Square’s design makes it a forerunner of today’s rooftop gardens. Covering 1.37 acres, Mellon Square's significant landscape has brought liveliness and beauty to downtown Pittsburgh for almost 60 years.

Almost fifty years after its dedication, the Square remained an active space, but showed serious signs of deterioration.The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, with funding from the Richard King Mellon Foundation and BNY Mellon, coordinated efforts to complete the Preservation, Interpretation & Management Plan in 2009.

In cooperation with the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority and the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Fountation, the Parks Conservancy has brought this magnificent space back to life. Join us in rededicating Mellon Square in May, 2014.

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With spring comes new beginnings. Mark your calendar for the rededication of Mellon Square on May 28th! Check back for event details in May.


Photos courtesy the Library and Archives Division, Sen. John Heinz History Center

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