Wednesday, October 29, 2008

walking 50 yards from PNC headquarters

Well the whole PNC/National City Cleveburgh bank merger is continuing to be discussed in quality blogs, in the newspapers, magazines, and in congressional inquiries.

So I decided to take a walk around the streets bordering PNC's headquarters in Pittsburgh over the weekend, and found three National City branches within 50 yards of the block at which PNC is centered.

Here's a shot along Liberty Avenue, peering past the National City sign to Three PNC Plaza - a rapidly growing component of the pittsburgh skyline:

Then walking over to Philip Johnson's (Cleveland native) PPG Place, here's another one in Market Square:

Then along Wood Street just smack next to the main PNC entrance:

So while PNC's Chairman Jim Rohr (Cleveland native) claims most National City jobs are safe (20 percent annual attrition? - wow) this branch in downtown Pittsburgh was closed and the building was for sale:

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