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Encyclopedia > Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
View of the new addition joining the former Post Office building (original Children's Museum location) to the left and Buhl Planetarium building to the right

The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh is a hands-on museum for kids located in the Northside neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. Northside refers both to the region of Pittsburgh to the north of the Allegheny River and Ohio River and to a small neighborhood within that region. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ...

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History

The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh was home in the old Allegheny Post Office located in what was once the City of Allegheny but became part of the city of Pittsburgh's Northside in the early 1900s. The neigbhoring Buhl Planetarium building was vacated in the early 1990s when a new Carnegie Science Center museum was built nearby. Allegheny was a city in western Pennsylvania, located on the north shore of the junction of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, across from Pittsburgh. ... The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are operated by the Carnegie Institute and located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


New Building

In the early 2000s, it was announced the museum would be expanding from the old Beaux Arts-style post office into the neighboring vacant Art Deco Buhl Planetarium. A plan was devised to connect the two historic structures with a modern glass addition over what was a street called Allegheny Square. The street was vacated and realigned and the addition was built. Beaux-Arts architecture[1] denotes the academic classical architectural style that was taught at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. ... Asheville City Hall. ...


Awards

The addition has received numerous awards, including a National Trust for Historic Preservation award, LEED certification, and an award from the Institute Awards for Architecture. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is an American member-supported organization which was founded in 1949 to support preservation of historic buildings and neighborhoods through a range of programs and activities. ... 7 World Trade Center, considered New York Citys first green office tower by gaining gold status in the US Green Building Councils LEED program. ...


Links

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh official site


 
 

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