Pittsburgh Art Places


Steel Garden Plaza at Heinz Hall, Liberty Avenue at Sixth Street

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Artwork Type

Landscape Architecture, Sculpture



Angela Conner


Commissioning Entity Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The Pittsburgh Symphony transformed a former Woolworth’s store into this plaza in 1979. It features a water fountain and Arpeggio, a sculpture inspired by the collaborative nature of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as evidenced by the four steel structures that work together to produce sound and movement. The plaza was designed by MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni.

Angela Conner (b. 1935) was born in England. Her sculptures are kinetic in nature and are concerned with employing natural elements to promote gentle movement. Conner has exhibited in many countries including the U.S. and Europe. Her piece Wave, at 129ft is possibly the largest water and wind sculpture in Europe.