Building a House out of Plastic Bottles

Throughout the world, people are in need of shelter from the elements. This is particularly true in developing countries. Another issue the world is facing is the disposal of plastic bottles. One group is working to address both of these problems by constructing residential homes for the world’s poorest individuals out of plastic bottles and [...]

Building a house out of plastic bottles


Amazing Houses to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

Sure, your house can uphold the elements. Rain, snow, and wind are no match for it’s sturdy foundation and exterior walls. But what about the zombie apocalypse? That’s right. Zombies. With a recent reemergence into our culture thanks to hit TV shows (The Walking Dead) and movies (World War Z), zombies are becoming more mainstream [...]

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 [...]

1 World Trade Center in New York City


10 Ways to Winterize your Home or Business

Winter can be rough on residential properties and commercial buildings alike. Snow buildup and freezing temperatures can reek havoc on the structural integrity of your home or business and leave you to front the bill, which could potentially be in the thousands of dollars. There are some quick and easy tips to prepare yourselves for [...]

Happy Halloween from Nello Construction & Pittsburgh Dad

It’s that time of year again. Halloween is here and with it Trick or Treaters will be knocking on the door any minute now. Make sure you got some good candy for the youngsters at the house and watch this video of Pittsburgh Dad is all his grumpy Yinzer glory as he celebrates Halloween Pittsburgh-style. [...]


Phantom Fright Nights at Kennywood

Halloween Attractions in Pittsburgh (2013)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to some of the spookiest Halloween attractions in the country. Constructed with the intent on scaring guests, these haunted houses attract thousands of visitors each year who don’t mind hopping in their cars and making the drive. With Halloween right around the corner, we thought we’d share a few of the [...]

Pittsburgh Public Transportation: Light Rail System (Thesis)

A few years ago, Ben Samson, a graduate student in Architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Pittsburgh native, created a detailed presentation of a proposed alternative for the Pittsburgh public transportation system. For his Master’s thesis in Architecture, Samson designed a scale blueprint of transit lines and stops for the newly proposed [...]

Pittsburgh Public Transportation: Light Rail Diagram

Mansion in Beverly Hills, California

The 20 Most Expensive Neighborhoods in America (Yahoo! Finance)

The super-rich in America typically migrate toward each other in certain residential areas around the country. According to an article released last week by Yahoo! Finance via a report conducted by Coldwell Banker Previews International, Beverly Hills, California ranked #1 as a city in which the wealthy tend to dwell, but I would argue that [...]

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

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Historical Sites around Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh is home to some of the most interesting historical sites from out nation’s past. If you’re a true history buff, you need to check out all the various places throughout the city, some dating back to pre-Revolutionary War. Fort Pitt Block House is the oldest authentic building in all of Western Pennsylvania. Built in [...]