From its conception, High Point Pittsburgh has been seen as a “built environment” and a publicly accessible, four-season venue that will attract a steady stream of visitors from both near and far, making it a source of civic pride as well as a downtown “first day” attraction that is unique in all the world.
In addition, green design and construction techniques will minimize its energy requirements. Innovative systems designed into the structure will harness the wind and sun to generate electricity for itself and the building. Other design elements and sustainable plantings will mitigate rainwater run-off. Equally important, by generating revenues to fund its construction and on-going operations, High Point Pittsburgh will be a financially self-sustaining entity, as well as the epitome of energy and environmental awareness.
Considerable research, analysis, and creative conceptualization have taken place during the Investigation, largely centered at Carnegie Mellon University.