About The Grant Building
The Grant Building is one of the major distinctive and recognizable features of Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The tower is located on and named for Pittsburgh's Grant Street corridor where most of the city's major corporations and government offices are located. The Grant Building was completed in 1930 and it has thirty-seven floors. It rises 485 feet (148 m) above downtown Pittsburgh. The art deco building's facade is built with Belgian granite, limestone, and brick. It was famous for a radio antenna that rose roughly 100–150 feet from the roof of the tower which had an aviation beacon that spelled out P-I-T-T-S-B-U-R-G-H in Morse Code. The beacon could be seen as far away as 150 miles (240 km) on clear nights. A smaller version of the beacon, still flashing out the name of the city remains to this day, although it spells Pittsburgh as "P-I-T-E-T-S-B-K-R-R-H" . As of July 27, 2009, the beacon was repaired and it again spells out Pittsburgh. The tower on the roof also served as the broadcast antenna for radio station KDKA Pittsburgh.