Oakland’s Forbes Digital Plaza

It’s no secret Oakland is determined to be America’s first Digital District given that it’s home to some of the world’s top research, educational, medical and cultural institutions. Innovation Oakland seeks to build a future where cutting-edge technology will be used to better the lifestyles of those who visit and live in Oakland. Through integrating information, technology and art, Oakland is poised to showcase its innovative nature and start-up culture.

 

About the Plaza

 

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In 2015, the Oakland Business Improvement District and partners unveiled the 21st Century Digital Plaza to hundreds of spectators in the heart of Pittsburgh’s 2nd largest business district located at the corner of Forbes Avenue and S. Bouquet Street. This premiere pedestrian plaza is a new approach to public space place-making and community branding. As a model project built in celebration of Oakland’s culture of innovation, the IMG_2090 2Digital Plaza is the first of a series of projects planned as part of Innovation Oakland. The OBID’s outdoor digital art gallery is the first of its kind in the country and is designed to feature local, national and international artists.

 


Thank you!

OBID would like to thank our Digital Champions whose support has made it possible to design and build Pittsburgh’s premiere 21st century plaza!

$275, 000
Duquesne Light

$200,000
This project was financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Financing Authority

$100,000
UPMC

$50,000
University of Pittsburgh

In Kind Donation
Oakland Real Estate Company
LUXE Creative

$10,000
Dollar Bank

$5,000
Eat’n Park Hospitality Group

$1,500
GBBN Architects

$1,000
Dr. Eugene Myers
Community Human Services
Hieber’s Pharmacy

$500
Dr. John M. Wilds
Louise Cavanaugh Sciannameo
Georgia Petropoulos
IKM Incorporated – Architecture, Planning, Interior Design
Hurley Associates
Hurley Insurance Brokers

$250
Murland Associates Limited Partnership

$125
First National Bank

$100
Jeff Abramovitz
Ting Yen
John Krolicki
Adrienne Walnoha
Bryan and Sarah Perry
Rita’s Italian Ice
Gidas Flowers
Red Oak Cafe