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The main building of the campus is the Cathedral of Learning, a structure dedicated in 1937.  It is 42 stories tall, making it the second tallest education building in the world.  It houses classrooms and offices, with the honors college offices located on the top floor.  It is well known for its Nationality Classrooms (located on floors 1-3), which are classrooms decorated in the styles of the national cultures their name represents.<ref>http://www.tour.pitt.edu/tour-080.html</ref>
 
The main building of the campus is the Cathedral of Learning, a structure dedicated in 1937.  It is 42 stories tall, making it the second tallest education building in the world.  It houses classrooms and offices, with the honors college offices located on the top floor.  It is well known for its Nationality Classrooms (located on floors 1-3), which are classrooms decorated in the styles of the national cultures their name represents.<ref>http://www.tour.pitt.edu/tour-080.html</ref>
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==Forbes Field==
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The campus is also the site of the former Forbes Field, home of the [[Pittsburgh Pirates]] baseball team until 1970, when it was torn down.  There is still a piece of the outfield wall left intact, and home plate is located in a glass case on the floor of a newer building on campus, the Forbes Quadrangle.
  
 
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Revision as of 15:40, December 31, 2008

University of Pittsburgh
City: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Type: Public
Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling[1]
Colors: blue, tan
Mascot: Panther
Website: http://www.pitt.edu/

The University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, has evolved into an internationally recognized center of learning and research. It is located in the Oakland district of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Cathedral of Learning

Ab-tour.jpg

The main building of the campus is the Cathedral of Learning, a structure dedicated in 1937. It is 42 stories tall, making it the second tallest education building in the world. It houses classrooms and offices, with the honors college offices located on the top floor. It is well known for its Nationality Classrooms (located on floors 1-3), which are classrooms decorated in the styles of the national cultures their name represents.[2]

Forbes Field

The campus is also the site of the former Forbes Field, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team until 1970, when it was torn down. There is still a piece of the outfield wall left intact, and home plate is located in a glass case on the floor of a newer building on campus, the Forbes Quadrangle.

Notes