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Pennsylvania Mid-Century Modern Office Buildings

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Medical Office Building
Philadelphia, PA
The Medical Office Building is part of Temple University. It was previously home to the Skin and Cancer Hospital of Philadelphia. The building appears to be from the early 1960s. [map]

Rohm & Haas Building
Philadelphia, PA
The Rohm & Haas Building was designed by Pietro Belluschi and built in 1964. The concrete building features bronze plexiglass sunscreens. Plexiglass was developed by Rohm and Haas in 1935. [map]

H.K. Porter Building
Pittsburgh, PA
Alcoa Building
Pittsburgh, PA
The H.K. Porter Building was designed by Harrison & Abramovitz and built in 1958. It was the headquarters of the H.K. Porter Co. which manufactured locomotives. They went out of business in 1991 and the building is now occupied by the Federal Home Loan (FHL) Bank. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Alcoa Building was also designed by Harrison and Abramovitz and constructed in 1953. Alcoa (the Aluminum Company of America) has since moved to a different location and the building was donated to the City. The 30-story building used aluminum wherever possible. The building is now known as the Regional Enterprise Tower. [map]

United Steelworkers Building
Pittsburgh, PA
The United Steelworkers Building was built in 1963 as the IBM Building. The 13-story building is entirely supported by a central core and the lattice-covered exterior. The novel construction makes for a column-free interior. For more, see this website. [map]

Philadelphia Police Headquarters
Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Police Headquarters, aka "The Roundhouse", was designed by Robert Geddes and built from 1959-1962. As of 2014, the building is endangered. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

TASA Group
Blue Bell, PA
The TASA Group, Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys, has occupied this round building since 1989. It was built in 1971 for the Altemose Advertising Association, a housing developer. The developer moved to a new location in 1972. [map]

More Pennsylvania Mid-Century Modern Office Buildings:
Northwestern Human Services Building (Harrisburg)
Municipal Building: 1, 2 (McKeesport)