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Photo Gallery: The Tower at PNC Plaza

| Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
The Tower at PNC Plaza opens today with a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. The $400 million, 33-story skyscraper is the newest addition to the city's skyline.
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The Tower at PNC Plaza opens today with a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. The $400 million, 33-story skyscraper is the newest addition to the city's skyline.
Dave Sippel (right), with Sippel Steel FAB, tours The Tower at PNC Plaza 28th floor indoor park on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
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Dave Sippel (right), with Sippel Steel FAB, tours The Tower at PNC Plaza 28th floor indoor park on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
PNC Chief Executive Officer Bill Demchak speaks during grand opening ceremonies in The Tower at PNC Plaza atrium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
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PNC Chief Executive Officer Bill Demchak speaks during grand opening ceremonies in The Tower at PNC Plaza atrium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
The Tower at PNC Plaza cafeteria on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
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The Tower at PNC Plaza cafeteria on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
The Beacon in The Tower at PNC Plaza atrium displays a visual interpretation of the building's environmental conditions on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
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The Beacon in The Tower at PNC Plaza atrium displays a visual interpretation of the building's environmental conditions on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
The Beacon in The Tower at PNC Plaza atrium is used to display a visual interpretation of the building's environmental conditions.
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The Beacon in The Tower at PNC Plaza atrium is used to display a visual interpretation of the building's environmental conditions.
An employee living room on The Tower at PNC Plaza 10th floor on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
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An employee living room on The Tower at PNC Plaza 10th floor on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
The Tower at PNC Plaza cafeteria on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
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The Tower at PNC Plaza cafeteria on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
A tour takes in The Tower at PNC Plaza 28th floor indoor park on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
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A tour takes in The Tower at PNC Plaza 28th floor indoor park on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
Matthew Sterne, general manager of the Fairmont Pittsburgh, takes in the view from a 28th floor terrace of The Tower at PNC Plaza on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
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Matthew Sterne, general manager of the Fairmont Pittsburgh, takes in the view from a 28th floor terrace of The Tower at PNC Plaza on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
A view of The Tower at PNC Plaza from the third floor terrace on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
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A view of The Tower at PNC Plaza from the third floor terrace on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
Dave Sippel, left, and Cam Baker, with Sippel Steel FAB, tour The Tower at PNC Plaza 28th floor indoor park on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
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Dave Sippel, left, and Cam Baker, with Sippel Steel FAB, tour The Tower at PNC Plaza 28th floor indoor park on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
Jason Fincke, executive director of the Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania, tours The Tower at PNC Plaza 28th floor indoor park on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
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Jason Fincke, executive director of the Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania, tours The Tower at PNC Plaza 28th floor indoor park on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
An employee living room on The Tower at PNC Plaza 10th floor on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
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An employee living room on The Tower at PNC Plaza 10th floor on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
Tom Lamb, PNC's senior vice president for government affairs, stands between the interior and exterior facade of The Tower at PNC Plaza 11th floor during a tour of the building on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
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Tom Lamb, PNC's senior vice president for government affairs, stands between the interior and exterior facade of The Tower at PNC Plaza 11th floor during a tour of the building on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
The view from a 28th floor terrace of The Tower at PNC Plaza on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
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The view from a 28th floor terrace of The Tower at PNC Plaza on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.

PNC Financial Services Group opened its nearly completed headquarters in Downtown Pittsburgh to the public on Thursday.

Called “the greenest office tower in the world,” the 33-story high rise at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Wood Street has the highest level of certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

The Tower at PNC Plaza incorporates technology to lower energy usage and naturally cool and heat the office space. A double-skin façade allows fresh air to enter and pass to the interior, and a “solar chimney” at the core of the tower allows warm air to rise throughout the building.

PNC officials said the two systems should allow for natural ventilation at least 42 percent of the year. Also, a water recycling and treatment system reuses and treats rain and wastewater for flushing, cooling and irrigation. PNC officials said the tower is 50 percent more energy efficient than standard buildings and saves 77 percent more water.

The Tower at PNC Plaza will host roughly 2,200 employees, who will gradually move there in the coming months.

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