Trib Total Media
“A $35 million housing development in Lawrenceville will have a football field-length public plaza under the steel frame of a former industrial building.
“This unique public space will not only draw more people towards the (Allegheny) River, but give residents the feel as if they’re walking back in time into Pittsburgh’s World War II-era industrial heyday,” said Alex Simakas, who is partnering with Shadyside’s Walnut Capital Partners on the project.
The site had been home to Simakas’ former Interlocking Deck Systems. For more than a century before that, Phoenix Roll Works made equipment for rolling mills.
The planned five-story apartment building will be at Willow and 41st streets, near the 40th Street Bridge. Dubbed The Foundry at 41st, it will include 182 market-rate apartments, with amenities such as a large outdoor pool and a rooftop sun beach with Downtown views.”