1600 Smallman Fire Aftermath: Intact and On-Track


October 14, 2019, PITTSBURGH: McCaffery is pleased to announce that following the fire incident on September 30th, 1600 Smallman has been inspected and construction at the office/retail development has resumed. The building remains on track to deliver to tenants in Spring 2020. 

1600 Smallman has a long-standing history of resilience. The building has survived the Great Depression, The Great Flood of 1936, and now, a fire. The structure was originally built ca. 1921 to withstand the rigors of manufacturing lead-covered cables. The damage by the fire was greatly mitigated by the building’s quality construction and by the responsiveness of Pittsburgh’s fire department. “We’re incredibly grateful to the exceptional team of first responders. I think we have received the best outcome given the circumstances, and I’m very pleased our construction timeline is unaffected,” said Dan McCaffery. 

“We have been greatly touched by the outreach from the community who voiced their concern and support for the fate of this beautiful building,” said Senior Project Manager Pamela Austin. “We are so pleased for the opportunity to revitalize 1600 and return it to its original status as a center for innovation and commerce.”

1600 Smallman will feature 140,000 SF of retail and office space, as well as 229 parking spaces. The project is adjacent to another McCaffery development, The Strip District Terminal, which encompasses 163,500 SF of gross leasable space for retail shops, restaurants and a food-centric market, as well as 266 parking spaces.