Thursday, May 30, 2024

Get Nebby in Pittsburgh June 22 & 23


DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, a local nonprofit that hosts immersive tours and neighborhood events focused on regional arts, culture, and history, once again presents its signature Downtown event on Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23.


This event invites guests to go behind the scenes within some of Pittsburgh’s most iconic buildings, entering spaces inside those buildings not typically accessible to the public, or just the opportunity to explore inside these amazing buildings.


The point of all of this is to celebrate and display Pittsburgh’s diverse architecture and abundant history through the eyes of our buildings.


DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh has presented this event since 2016, every October, but decided to offer it in the Spring this year to potentially attract more people.


With thirty-two buildings Downtown participating this year, guests can choose any number of buildings they want to visit and then go at their own pace to visit those buildings that sound most intriguing to them. In other words, the event is formatted like an open house.


And there will be a variety of buildings to select from: churches, private club, theaters, art galleries, government offices, luxury apartment buildings and hotels, and more.


Volunteers and building staff will be on-hand at each building to share information about the architecture and how these buildings became part of our collective history and future, including fun anecdotal information about past inhabitants in some cases.


Two long-time participants as well as sponsors for the Downtown event are back again this year. Dollar Bank, the longest-operating bank in Pittsburgh’s financial district also houses an amazing historic center paying homage to that history; and Koppers Inc, a top floor experience with amazing views.


New additions to the event this year include the Drury Plaza Hotel and its impressive vault; the private and exclusive Allegheny HYP Club and the Hertz Gateway Center, a crown jewel of architecture during Pittsburgh Renaissances.

For more event information, list of participating buildings and to purchase tickets: CLICK HERE