Eighth & Penn, with 136 apartments and the Eagle Food & Beer Hall, mixes bold modern design and historic preservation
The Eighth & Penn project, which transformed the McNally and Bonn buildings, was a complicated and unusual development, combining historic preservation and large-scale new construction.
“We took two turn-of-the-century structures and tried to meld them in a meaningful and appropriate way with a modern building. That’s a significant design and construction challenge. That’s where we think the benefits of the historic material far outweighs the challenges we experienced,” says TREK Development Group Founder, President and CEO Bill Gatti.
“Our historic buildings are really the only thing that connects us in a tangible way to the past,” Gatti tells NEXTpittsburgh. “Celebrating that history is important to us.”