The Builders is a reminder of the actual people that have done the work to make Pittsburgh the city that it is today. Politicians take credit for the city’s Renaissance I and II, but the constuction crews, surveyors, metal workers, brick layers, heavy equipment operators, engineers and all the other craftsmen and laborers made it a reality.
The Mellon Stuart Company commissioned this sculpture and it was modeled after two of their employees. It was installed in Allegheny Landing, a sculpture park located between the 6th and 7th Street bridges, in 1984. The Carnegie Museum actually has ownership of the sculpture.