Architecture http://wesa.fm en Five Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Buildings Within Driving Distance of Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/five-frank-lloyd-wright-designed-buildings-within-driving-distance-pittsburgh <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">If asked to identify a giant in American architecture, the name Frank Lloyd Wright may be the first person who comes to mind. This region has the good fortune to be within driving distance to one of his most famous buildings, the iconic Falling Water.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">This week, travel contributor Elaine Labalme</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;offered suggestions for Wright designed buildings, not far from Pittsburgh. Wright has more than 500 completed structures across the United States, and these are just a few of his designs.</span> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:07:30 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 26193 at http://wesa.fm Five Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Buildings Within Driving Distance of Pittsburgh That Weird Fridge in Your Garage May Be Destined for Carnegie Museum of Art http://wesa.fm/post/weird-fridge-your-garage-may-be-destined-carnegie-museum-art <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Last week the Carnegie Museum of Art posted a <a href="https://twitter.com/cmoa/status/410810008213798912/photo/1">tweet</a> with an old advertisement for a 1960 Westinghouse Center Drawer Refrigerator asking,</p><blockquote><p><strong>“Have you seen one of these in your garage or in your neighbor’s basement?”</strong></p></blockquote><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:01:19 +0000 Heather McClain 21516 at http://wesa.fm That Weird Fridge in Your Garage May Be Destined for Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh 2030 District Challenge http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-2030-district-challenge <p>It’s been a year since the beginning of Pittsburgh’s <a href="http://www.2030district.org/pittsburgh/">2030 District Challenge</a>. The private-public initiative aims to cut energy, water and transportation consumption of downtown buildings in half by the year 2030.</p><p>According to Sean Luther, Director of the <a href="http://www.gbapgh.org/">Green Building Alliance,</a> a number of the big name buildings have signed on to the program’s pledge. Some of the most notable buildings include the US Steel Building and one of the oldest buildings downtown, the Allegheny Courthouse. In total, the buildings involved in the challenge account for more than 50% of downtown’s square footage. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:03:21 +0000 John Lavanga 14532 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh 2030 District Challenge