Friday, January 16, 2015

Pittsburgh.net Guide to the Pittsburgh Skyline: The Gulf Tower and the KDKA Weather Beacon


The Gulf Tower is one of the most recognizable buildings in the Pittsburgh skyline because of the vibrant color-coded KDKA weather beacon.  The weather beacon atop of the Gulf Tower is ablaze with colorful lights announcing the current temperature, precipitation, humidity and wind speed in the city.  The rainbow glow enhances the Golden Triangle skyline with bright city lights and big city attitude.  On occasion during Pittsburgh events such as Pittsburgh Pirate's games, the weather beacon will transform from rainbow glow into black and gold beams in support of the ball team.

Are You Pittsburgh Enough?
To obtain another punch in your "Pittsburgher Card," you must be able to interpret the coded light spectrum atop of the tower and explain to visitors what that incredible light display is about.  Are you ready for the task? Yes? Well then here is the not-so-secret cipher to the great Gulf Tower KDKA Weather Beacon light pattern…  Good Luck!