Ellsworth Center II

Pittsburgh, PA
completed 1997
photos by Massery Photography

The dynamic, low-budget mixed-use building, Ellsworth Center II, is an indispensable structure in the continuing revitalization of Shadyside’s commercial warehouse district. The timelessness of the design continues to intrigue both users and casual pedestrians walking by. From any angle, the Ellsworth Center projects a charismatic presence in the neighborhood.

"The light is still burning in the joiner's house. Windisch stops. The window pane shines. It reflects the street. It reflects the trees. The picture passes through the lace curtain."
—Muller, Herta. The Passport. 11.