Phipps unveils new Exhibit Staging Center

Phipps unveils new Exhibit Staging Center

The center as seen from the back of the main Phipps building. (Pittsburgh Business Times)

PITTSBURGH — Located behind Phipps Conservatory was an old public works building with no windows, block walls and a flat roof. Conservatory leadership considered tearing it down, but eventually they saw it as an opportunity.

"As the old adage goes, the greenest building is one that already exists," Phipps President and CEO Richard Piacentini said.

Instead of being destroyed, the building was completely renovated to become the conservatory's Exhibit Staging Center, a place where props for future Phipps exhibits can be created and stored, and where employees can exercise or relax.

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