Pittsburgh’s Gothic Legacy by Catesby Leigh, City Journal Autumn 2015

The Cathedral of Learning is … a cherished landmark and a sobering reminder of the humanistic path not taken in the design of tall buildings in the postwar era. Along with the fine Pittsburgh churches erected by Cram and kindred spirits, it testifies to an enlightened artistic outlook that, over two generations, accommodated informed emulation of past achievements along with sound innovation—all to the enrichment of the nation’s architectural patrimony.

Source: Pittsburgh’s Gothic Legacy by Catesby Leigh, City Journal Autumn 2015

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