Upscale apartment buildings are springing up at a rapid rate in the city, from the Strip District to the South Side. The buildings have modern architecture and fun amenities – and there’s certainly a demand – but some of the best of Pittsburgh’s newest apartments are found in repurposed structures of our past.
The Cork Factory is in – you guessed it – the old Armstrong Cork Factory, built at the turn of the 20th century and still looking good. The Heinz Lofts (Heinz plant buildings) and Schenley Apartments (Schenley High School) are other examples of “recycling” historic buildings.
What’s old is new again.
– Dan Stefano, WordWrite Communications