The Frick Building

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avatar Steve Nugget
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
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Hello! Today we have another art deco building, the Frick Building in Pittsburgh, PA! This time, we have it built on the Blueprint Minecraft Server. If you want to see it, just do /warp Hamilton and fly around. This build was really fun to make, and let me be honest, the details where a bit hard but I think I managed to make things work. I hope you liked the build and if you do, please drop a diamond, favorite the post, and subscribe! Once again, see you in the next build. Cheers!

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The Frick Building is one of the major distinctive and recognizable features of Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The tower was built by and is named for Henry Clay Frick, an industrialist coke producer who created a portfolio of commercial buildings in Pittsburgh. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The tower was built directly adjacent to a building owned by his business partner and rival Andrew Carnegie, on the site of Saint Peter Episcopal Church. Frick, who feuded with Carnegie after they split as business associates, had the building designed to be taller than Carnegie's in order to encompass it in constant shadow.

The Frick Building was opened on March 15, 1902 and originally had twenty floors. It was the tallest building in the city at that time. A leveling of the surrounding landscape that was completed in 1912 caused the basement to become the entrance, so some sources credit the building with twenty-one stories. It rises 330 feet (101 m) above Downtown Pittsburgh. Its address is 437 Grant Street, and is also accessible from Forbes and Fifth Avenues.

The building's architect was Daniel H. Burnham of D.H. Burnham & Company, Chicago.

The top floor, which was reserved for The Union Club of Pittsburgh, includes a balcony around the perimeter of the building, a high, handcrafted ceiling, and heavy, elaborate brass door fixtures. Originally, H.C. Frick used it as his personal office and as a meeting place and social club for wealthy industrialists. On the 19th floor was Frick's personal shower. At the time, no other shower had been built that high above ground level, because water could not easily be pumped that high with the technology of the time. The shower, non-functioning, still exists on the 19th floor today.

Fittingly for a building created for a man who vowed to be a millionaire by age thirty, the lobby features an elegant stained-glass window by John LaFarge, depicting "Fortune and Her Wheel" (1902). The two bronze sentinel lions (1904) in the lobby were created by sculptor Alexander Proctor. A bust of Frick by sculptor Malvina Hoffman (1923) is displayed in the rear lobby, which extends from Forbes to Fifth Avenue.

For a time, the building was home to the headquarters for Frick's family whiskey business, Old Overholt. The headquarters oversaw a network of sales offices around the United States. - Wikipedia
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08/12/2020 9:22 am
Level 1 : New Miner
SteveXHerobrine
How I need to download it?
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08/12/2020 10:58 am
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
Steve Nugget
It's built on the Blueprint Minecraft Server, if you want to visit it, just join the server, download the resource pack, and do /warp Hamilton. You'll find it right next to a highway. I hope this helps :)
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08/12/2020 1:30 am
Level 44 : Master Architect
MASTER_RICKY
Frickin' good!
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08/12/2020 4:09 am
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
Steve Nugget
Thanks :)
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08/11/2020 2:44 pm
Level 29 : Expert Skinner
Andronitis
don't be racist, I am a building.
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08/12/2020 4:09 am
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
Steve Nugget
I get that reference ;)
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08/11/2020 11:18 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Architect
Nyco
I love this haha!
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08/12/2020 4:09 am
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
Steve Nugget
thanks! :)
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08/11/2020 7:51 am
Level 48 : Master Architect
TotallyNotMe
Damn, you're shooting out builds. Think this is the best one yet!
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08/11/2020 8:24 am
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
Steve Nugget
Yeah, gotta make up for the whole year I wasn't able to build, lol. And also, I also do think that this is my best build so far, so, cheers to that!
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08/11/2020 7:48 am
Level 41 : Master Architect
TheLimeHit
Looks amazing!
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08/11/2020 8:24 am
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
Steve Nugget
I'm glad you like it :)
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