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The first floor of the re-designed Paramount Building

Innovative architects transform abandoned sites into neighborhood icons

Through innovative sustainability and re-use practices, local design firms are preserving essential pieces of Pittsburgh history by turning neglected structures into neighborhood icons.

The nearly two ton chandelier in the Benedum Center's auditorium is lowered for it's annual cleaning.

The art of preservation: What it takes to maintain the Cultural District's historic theaters

From cleaning a 4,700-pound chandelier to finding the perfect match for decades-old upholstery, keeping the historic theaters of the Cultural District in good condition is a delicately choreographed dance.

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New styles hit Lawrenceville housing market

New styles of houses are springing up all over Lawrenceville, featuring everything from corrugated metal siding to wedge-shaped patios. The classic Pittsburgh brick house may be great, but now residents of this trendy neighborhood have fresh alternatives.

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Photo slide show: AIA Pittsburgh Design Awards

AIA Pittsburgh will reveal the winners of the 2013 Design Awards at its festive gala this Thursday night. Get a preview here with a look at the nominations for outstanding design here in Pittsburgh and see why design matters.

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Cool rehabs of abandoned Pittsburgh churches

From the Church Brew Works, with its vats of Pipe Organ Ale and Celestial Gold, to Mr. Small's Funhouse, the creative reuse of old churches is evident in many ways, some heavenly. Read about five of the best right here in Pittsburgh.
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