Owner to demolish the Wholey building in the Strip District

Owner to demolish the Wholey building in the Strip District

The former New Federal Cold Storage building in the Strip District could make way for a new tower that would rank among the city's biggest buildings.

 

PITTSBURGH — The lighted fish is set to sink.

The ownership of the New Federal Cold Storage building at 1501 Smallman confirm they are pushing forward with a plan to demolish the block-sized relic of a structure to make way for a new 21-story office project.

Matt Cassin, a partner of New York-based JMC Holdings, said the company has issued a Request for Proposals to hire a contractor to demolish the 336,0000-square-foot structure, best known to Strip District visitors as the Wholey building, with its fish-festooned sign on the side and three-foot-wide concrete walls.

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