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Building
Location type: Building
Location address: United States, Allegheny
Number of texts: 1
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The Grant Building is 40-story, 147.8 m (485 ft) skyscraper at 310 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The building was completed and opened on February 1, 1929 at a cost of $5.5 million ($75.5 million today). 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 .—. .. - - ... -... ..- .-.—. .... or 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 malfunctions with the relay switch have caused it to spell “P-I-T-E-T-S-B-K-R-R-H”, and eventually “T-P-E-B-T-S-A-U-R-G-H” before being repaired on July 27, 2009.

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