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Katz Plaza

655 Penn Ave, Theater Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: 412-471-6090

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The plaza is named in honor of Agnes R. Katz through the generosity of her children, Marshall Katz, chairman of Cavendish Holdings and a member of The Cultural Trust's Board of Trustees and Andrea Katz McCutcheon.

A collaboration between artists Louise Bourgeois, landscape architect Daniel Urban Kiley and architect Michael Graves, the 23,000 square foot plaza features Mr. Kiley's signature landscape design with 32 linden trees planted closely together. At the plaza center is a 25-foot bronze fountain featuring a gently sloping, peripheral spiral channel for water to trickle down and around the sculpture. The fountain, designed by Ms. Bourgeois, is her largest sculpture in the U.S.

Ms. Bourgeois also created three pairs of large granite benches resembling human eyes, which surround the fountain sculpture and are accompanied by 22 backless granite benches designed by Mr. Kiley.

The collaboration team was selected by The Cultural Trust's Public Art Advisory Committee.

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday: open 24/7
  • Monday: open 24/7
  • Tuesday: open 24/7
  • Wednesday: open 24/7
  • Thursday: open 24/7
  • Friday: open 24/7
  • Saturday: open 24/7

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