The Carnegie Technical School was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900. The school was renamed the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1912 and began issuing four-year degrees. In 1967, it merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, which was founded in 1913 by Andrew Mellon, to form Carnegie-Mellon, a private researching university in Pittsburgh. For over 100 years, the school has built a reputation as one of the premier technical universities in the world.
The 140-acre Carnegie-Mellon main campus is located in the Oakland and Squirrel Hill sections of the City of Pittsburgh. The university is situated next to the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the main branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
Carnegie Mellon now consists of seven individual colleges and independent schools: the Carnegie Institute of Technology (engineering), College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, Tepper School of Business, H. John Heinz III College and the School of Computer Science.
The CMU campus is loaded with historical turn-of-the century buildings, along with several newer architectural gems. One of the historical landmark structures is the Mellon Institute building, dedicated in 1937.
Designed by architect Benno Janssen, it is noted for its neo-classical architecture and elegant construction, with its signature monolithic limestone columns, which are the largest of their type in the world. Andrew Mellon desired a building with a monumental ionic colonnade similar to the Treasury Building in Washington, DC. The proportions of Mellon Institute's street facades are nearly as long as the lateral facade of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
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