Doors Open Pittsburgh - The Surznick Common Room

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Doors Open Pittsburgh


This past weekend was wonderful. It was one of those increasingly rare weekends where we were home, the weather was PERFECT, we were productive, and we had fun. Pittsburgh hosted an event this Saturday and Sunday called Doors Open Pittsburgh, and for any of you that know anything about me, it was literally a dream come true.


Honestly, it's almost as if someone cut my head open, peeked in, saw one of my very strange quirky interests, and designed an entire city-wide event around it just to please me. Either that, or I'm not as weird as I think I am, and it's totally normal to want to see the inside of every building in the world.


Doors Open Pittsburgh was exactly as it sounds. It was a free chance to gain access into the normally inaccessible parts of our downtown. Sarah and I got to explore the inside of private architecture firms in skyscrapers, the Mayor's office and private conference rooms, city council chambers, 25th floor hotel suite views, elite Ivy league college club houses, swanky hotel lobbies, an uncountable number of golden elevators, more marble than I knew existed, never before seen views of downtown, and so much more. Since many of our readers aren't from Pittsburgh, I'm not going to get into the details of what each of these pictures are. However, I do want to share them, because the beauty that is hidden in some of our most historic and unique buildings in this city is astounding. I'm talking architecture and design heaven. I'll let the photos speak for themselves.


And remember that architecture firm who's offices we got to explore? The company is called Strada Architecture and their offices are serious design goals for dayyyyyys. It was by far my favorite place to explore. Just being in there made me want to be friends with the people that work there. It made me want to quit my job, go back in time to study architecture, and then get hired there and work in such an awesome place everyday.


Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out our photos from this awesome event. Always be on the lookout for free events in your city, and if you ever have an opportunity similar to this one, make sure you take full advantage of it!

Sarah & Nick

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