Raymund Ryan is the curator of architecture at the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Heinz Architectural Center in Pittsburgh. An architect, critic and curator, Ray’s work focuses on the architecture and unique urban characteristics of Pittsburgh, and produces exhibitions that attempt to move the often forgotten cities beyond the coasts, like Pittsburgh, to the forefront of architectural discourse.

On today’s episode, we discuss our visit to the Alcoa Building in downtown Pittsburgh. Designed by Harrison and Abramovitz, the Alcoa Building is one of Pittsburgh’s most notable skyscrapers, celebrated for its structural and material ingenuity, and representative of the city’s storied history as one of the nation’s most important hubs for wealth, manufacturing and technological advancements.

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