Moonlit Modern: An Evening Tour of Downtown Pittsburgh



In-person tour

Point State Park (601 Commonwealth Pl)
Pittsburgh, PA
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The Pittsburgh Modern Committee is pleased to invite you join us for an open-air, nighttime experience of modern & postmodern sites and sights throughout Downtown Pittsburgh, focused on the Point and the 'Golden Triangle.' Through a special collaboration between the Pittsburgh Modern Committee and Pittsburgh Tracks, this immersive walk experience is guided entirely by an original curated audio-soundtrack.

On Thursday, October 29th at 7pm and Friday, October 30th at 7pm we welcome guests to register to meet for a brief introduction to the project, followed by a group walk, celebrating our launch of this unique resource.

Thereafter, Moonlit Modern: Downtown Pittsburgh will be available for download and online access for those who prefer to explore on their own!

1970s architecture is turning FIFTY. We're proud to be a part of Docomomo US National Tour Day 2020, devoted to the appreciation of modern architecture in the United States. We join the organization and participants around the country in exploring this year's theme, the 1970s turn 50.


In-person walking tour
Two tours, both starting at 7 pm
October 29 and 30
Limit 10 guests per tour, advance registration required

+++ Registration is required, and limited to 10 guests per tour. Participants are asked to please wear a mask for the duration of the walk, which will consist of exterior sites only. Safety guidelines and a basic waiver will be provided to guests upon registration. Rain or Moon-shine. +++

With registration/donation, guests will be automatically entered to win a copy of a publication we suggest for every bookshelf: Imagining the Modern: Architecture and Urbanism of the Pittsburgh Renaissance (The Monacelli Press, 2019). Through original documentation, photographs and drawings, as well as essays, analytical drawings, and interviews with participants, authors Rami el Samahy, Chris Grimley and Michael Kubo explore Pittsburgh’s ambitious modern architecture and urban renewal program that made it a gem of American postwar cities, and set the stage for its stature today. You may also purchase the book for $35 when registering for the tour. Proceeds will be received as a donation supporting the work of Preservation Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Modern Committee.

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