16 January 2016

Philiposaurus by Gary Mesa-Gaido

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The dinosaurs from the Carnegie Museum’s DinoMite Days were all adopted and moved to their new homes years ago. A handful remain scattered around the city in public places and those are the ones we’ve included in this website.

You may want to have your sunglasses on if you find Philiposaurus on the plaza on a sunny day. This dino was sponsored by PPG Industries and it's artist/creator decided to mirror (pun intended) PPG’s headquarters building. Like PPG Place, Philiposaurus is covered in mirrors and has that crenelated look to his spine. His namesake is Philip Johnson, the architect responsible for one of Pittsburgh’s most recognized buildings, PPG Place.

We found Philiposaurus hangin with his buds on the plaza in the summer, and under the building’s overhang in the winter.

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