Mount Washington Gigapanoramas

trimontlongshotThe Pittsburgh Gigapanorama Project had previously focused on images from the rooftop of the U.S. Steel Tower, but in Fall 2013, David Bear, Paul Heckbert, and Rick Palmer decided to make gigapixel panoramas from other Pittsburgh perspectives. We were fortunate to get permission to shoot from the rooftop of the Trimont, the tallest building on Mount Washington, as well as the rooftop of 1700 Grandview Avenue. Seeking optimal conditions, we made several trips to these peaks of Pittsburgh. Thanks to all who helped it happen, especially Julia and Jim Albright who have opened their home (and equipment) to the project.

Below are selection of gigapixel panoramas taken as part of this effort. The bold faced selections are especially noteworthy, but all the images are packed with Pittsburgh places and interesting details, including the Rubber Duck’s Point visit. Please enjoy your explorations and be sure to share these images with others!

They are best viewed in full screen. On the Gigapan images, you can even make snapshots of anything you find. Click on the snapshot icon in the lower left corner of the image to see others’ close-ups and directions to take your own.  Finally, if you want to make a comment, obtain a print, or get usage rights for any of these images, contact Gigapanorama Project.

The Golden Triangle in Fall

The Point in Fall

Pittsburgh by Jim Albright 4/20/14

Balcony view of downtown and surroundings by Richard Palmer 2/22/14
The Three Rivers are Icy by Paul Heckbert 1/29/14
Pittsburgh at Sunset by PH 1/29/14
Pittsburgh from Trimont by RP 11/14/13
360 Panorama from Trimont by PH 11/14/13
Downtown and Mt Washington by PH 11/14/13
Pittsburgh from the Trimont by RP 11/4/13
Downtown and Mt Washington by PH 11/4/13
Pittsburgh from Trimont 12th floor by PH 10/3/13
360 Panorama from Trimont by PH 10/3/13
Pittsburgh from 1700 Grandview Ave by PH 9/25/13
360 Panorama from 1700 Grandview Ave by PH 9/25/13

Videos by David Bear during these shoots:  Ohio River Valley and Golden Triangle,

Mon Valley and Mt. Washington

                                                                          The Icy Confluence

                                                                          Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle

Here are a few photos from the top of the Trimont.  More from these shoots are in this album of snapshots.

3 0n a roofDavid Bear, Paul Heckbert and Rick Palmer



bearonthetrimontTrimontduck Palmer


One Response to Mount Washington Gigapanoramas

  1. Bev Morrow-Jones says:

    WOW! These are incredible! What a wonderful way to showcase our remarkable vistas.
    Great job!