The 947 Liberty Lofts, in downtown Pittsburgh’s Penn-Liberty Historic District, is one of developer Eve Picker’s efforts to bring the city core back to life. A 20-foot setback leaves room for an outdoor café that bustles at lunchtime. The 15-foot sculptures were created by James Simon, a Pittsburgh artist.
For rents ranging from $900 to $1,500 per month, residents of 947 Liberty, such as Alena Roberts and Jon Norton, get a clean, minimalist space, bracketed by white drywall on one side and unadorned gray cinderblock on the other.
Architect Dutch MacDonald and developer Eve Picker relax at the Pittsburgh Presse Deli in the building’s ground-floor storefront. Designed by MacDonald’s Edge Studio, the restaurant serves gourmet panini six days a week.