Category Archives: Commercial Building Construction

Commercial Building Construction at Nello includes: Automotive, Banks, Corporate Offices, Entertainment, Healthcare, Hospitality, Industrial Warehouses, Oil & Gas Industry,
Recreation, & Restaurants.

Pictures from atop Shanghai Tower

Construction workers on skyscrapers must have nerves of steel and obviously can’t be afraid of heights. Once false move and there’s not a hardhat in the world that can protect you. Two daredevils traveled to China to visit Shanghai Tower, the world’s second tallest building (only to Burj Khalifa in Dubai). Their mission: to climb [...]

Shanghai Tower - On the Roofs

1 World Trade Center in New York City

New World Trade Center is Tallest Building in US

It’s been over twelve years since the World Trade Center attacks of September 11th, 2001 and since then, the city of New York and America as a whole has been trying to return to a certain level of normalcy. For several years, New York City officials and building contractors negotiated and debated over what should [...]

US Steel Tower: Pittsburgh’s Tallest Building

Constructed in 1970, the U.S. Steel Tower has come to signify the transformation of Pittsburgh from the Steel City to a bustling metropolis filled with art, technology, and innovation. The 64-story skyscraper is home to numerous building tenants, including it’s largest, U.S. Steel (occupying over 500,000 square feet of commercial office space. Located in the [...]

US Steel Tower - Pittsburgh Skyline

Ark Nova - Inflatable Concert Hall Inside

Ark Nova: World’s First Inflatable Concert Hall

Ark Nova is the brainchild of Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki, and British artist, Anish Kapoor. It was designed to tour throughout Japan, primarily in areas affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami of 2011 and currently resides in Matsushima. Ark Nova is a mobile, inflatable concert hall / theater with a capacity to seat between [...]

Residential Developer to Build on Old Civic Arena Site

We all love and miss the Civic Arena. It was home to the Pittsburgh Penguins, hosted some of the most memorable concerts of all-time, and was a staple in Pittsburgh’s downtown for over 60 years. After losing a long fought battle to preserve the building as a historical landmark, demolition on the Civic Arena began [...]

Mellon Arena Demolition

World Trade Center Construction Workers

Construction on One World Trade Center

On the eve of the twelve-year anniversary of the World Trade Center attack on September 11th, 2001, the horrific events are still embedded into our minds, forever a reminder of the carnage left behind by the senseless terrorist attacks. One shining reminder of the American spirit, perseverance and ability to overcome even the most tragic [...]

5 Smart Tips for Retail Design

by Billy Hinton Let’s face it; retail design can be a tricky business. If you’re an architect, designer or creative type, these strategies will help boost awareness for your next retail endeavor. Designing retail transcends novice-level architecture skills, often requiring Sherlock Holmes-like programming, interior design savvy, and scrutiny to details. As a designer, how can [...]



List of Tallest Buildings in Pittsburgh

In case you’re wondering how the new Tower at PNC Plaza sizes up among the tallest buildings in Pittsburgh’s skyline, see the list below (as noted by Wikipedia). Soon to be the world headquarters of the PNC Financial Services Group, the new high-rise will have about 800,000 square feet. Construction began in Spring of 2012 and is expected [...]

Pittsburgh Construction Forecast

by Jeff Burd / Tall Timber Group I got several calls from local news outlets within the last 10 days following McGraw-Hill’s press release showing $38 million in new construction contracts in February, a huge drop from last year’s $70 million or some such thing. Like many in the industry I have been puzzled at [...]



Construction of #1 Cochran Volkswagen of South Hills is Finished

#1 Cochran Volkswagen of South Hills has moved into to a newly-built showroom just a block from their former location on West Liberty Avenue.  Completed by Nello Construction in January, the 6,800-square-foot showroom is the only one in Pittsburgh to feature Volkswagen’s signature “white frame” design. This designation can be attributed to the building’s sleek exterior [...]