When Jennifer Zimmerman moved to Pittsburgh from Toronto, she
became fascinated with the legacy of Henry Phipps, who grew
up in poverty in Pittsburgh. As Phipps forged a friendship
and business relationship with steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie,
Phipps became wealthy beyond his wildest expectations.
He shared that wealth with the Pittsburgh region in an everlasting
and generous way. "Florasaurus," adorned
with stunning depictions of flowers grown in the gardens of
Phipps Conservatory, beautifully carries this legacy forward.
Zimmerman and Urbschat's plants are rooted in industrial smokestacks
to symbolize Phipps' wealth and success from the steel industry.
Blossoms grow from the stacks, signifying the germination and
fruition of the philanthropic seed planted by Phipps more than
150 years ago.
Construction Company is a national construction firm that
has provided service to the Pittsburgh region since 1908.
Turner provides a variety of services including construction
management, general contracting, and design-build, and performs
a variety of project types including hospital, commercial,
education, and interior fit-out.
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