TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Peduto mulls uses for Washington Monument scaffolding

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 7:15 p.m.
 

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said the city is talking with telecommunications companies about a partnership in which a company would use scaffolding from the Washington Monument as part of a cell tower.

The company would own and maintain it, he said.

Peduto would like the tower to mark the Allegheny Passage, a bike trail from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. He called the scaffolding, specially designed by a renowned New York architect, a work of art.

A trucking company has volunteered to ship the 37 miles of aluminum tubing to Pittsburgh. A local ironworkers union has volunteered to erect it and an engineering and lighting firm has offered to do the engineering and site location work for free, Peduto said.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Foreign influx in Allegheny County at ‘tipping point’
  2. Adams couple faces fight in quest to drill on land near Mars schools
  3. Steelers hope group of low-budget cornerbacks can deliver
  4. Cedar Point attraction mishap injures 2 riders
  5. LaBar: Cesaro is WWE’s next Cinderella story
  6. Former Gateway coach Smith is ‘perfect fit’ for Penn State football staff
  7. Steelers notebook: Ben believes rookie WR Bryant can contribute
  8. Steelers WR Wheaton wants to produce after injury-plagued rookie year
  9. Observers mixed on grid backup amid carbon rules, natural gas uncertainty
  10. Inside the ropes: Roethlisberger may have his big receiver
  11. Pirates notebook: Hurdle, Huntington on same page
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.