The Fred Rogers Memorial, also known as the Pittsburgh Tribute to Children, was created by forming an elliptical opening in the center of an existing unused bridge pier.
Franco furnished and installed the cast stone soffit and trim around the ellipse, which was a mathematical feat in itself. Additionally, Franco cleaned and restored the existing stone bridge pier and installed new sandstone to match the existing at the base of the monument along the river below.
Fred Rogers Memorial

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Delmonte Building Complex

Delmonte Center

Project North Shore Neighborhood Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania One of Pittsburgh largest office complexes, Franco installed the brick and cast stone on this building on Pittsburgh’s North …



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Consol Energy Center

Consol Energy Center

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Pittsburgh Korean War Memorial

Korean War Memorial

Project North Shore Neighborhood Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Polished black granite was used for the memorial “sundial,” the paving, and the wall panels, which provide a fitting …

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