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Cathedral of Learning Commons by Megan Then

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Megan Then Megan Then
Explore score
0.38 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 25, 2009
Date taken
Jun 24, 2009

This is a 180 degree panorama of the University of Pittsburgh Commons, taken from the first floor on June 24, 2009.

"The Cathedral of Learning, a historic landmark, is the second-tallest education building in the world—42 stories and 535 feet tall. It is also the geographic and traditional heart of the campus.

Begun by Chancellor John Bowman in 1926 and dedicated in 1937, the building was realized with the help of contributions from men, women, and children throughout the region and the world. During the peak of the Depression, when funding for the project became especially challenging, school children were encouraged to contribute a dime to "buy a brick."

In addition to the magnificent three-story "Commons Room" at ground level, the Cathedral of Learning also contains classrooms (including the internationally renowned Nationality Classrooms), the University's administrative offices, libraries, a computer center, a restaurant, and offices and classrooms for many liberal arts departments.

Trivia tidbit: The Cathedral of Learning has 2,529 windows."

*The cited information about the Cathedral of Learning was found here: www.tour.pitt.edu/tour-080.html Will open in a new tab or window

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. Gabriel O'Donnell

    Gabriel O'Donnell (August 03, 2009, 07:45AM )

    I must've spent about 3 years studying here in the 90s

  2. Illah Nourbakhsh

    Illah Nourbakhsh (June 25, 2009, 11:11AM )

    Nice panorama Megan!

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 378 megapixels (39505 x 9592 pixels)
Input images: 140 (20 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 196.1 degrees wide by 47.6 degrees high (top=35.8, bottom=-11.8)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-06-24 22:59:06 - 2009-06-24 23:12:12
Aperture: f/5.8
Exposure time: 1
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 113.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 48.6 to 56.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 56.8 to 65.3 percent
Computer stats: 998.223 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 6:00:15 (2:34 per picture)
Alignment: 9:53, Projection: 13:00, Blending: 5:37:20

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