What Pegman Saw: Aspire to the Sky

Cathedral or Glass

PPG building, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; photo by Giorgio Ferizia on Google Maps

Aspire to the sky, O cathedral of glass

Built by the broken backs of the mass

Acquisition of money-begotten

Aspirations of first-settlers forgotten

Ye clever creed of Krafted-Plate

Written for What Pegman Saw

According to Wikipedia, this magnificent cathedral of glass is the corporate HQ of Pittsburgh Plate Glass and co-HQ of Kraft-Heinz. In 2000, PPG agreed to buy Courtaulds Aerospace for 512.5 million dollars. Truly, they aspire to the sky.



About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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22 Responses to What Pegman Saw: Aspire to the Sky

  1. Lynn Love says:

    What an HQ for a plate glass company! They’re using their office as a giant advert. Interesting that they’ve gone on to buy an aerospace company – as you say, reaching for the sky. A well written comment on corporate greed

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  2. Jen Goldie says:

    She’s certainly a beauty. Nicely put Crispina. πŸ‘πŸ™‚

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  3. Built by the broken backs of the mass Love this line!

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  4. Pittsburgh… blegh… not my favorite place (though I’ve only ever been there for my brother-in-law’s wedding, so grain of salt).

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  5. Dale says:

    Love your take on this one, Crispina!
    Now… if I can get myself to write something…

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  6. Clever links as always, Crispina. Well done.

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  7. k rawson says:

    So much in so few words. I especially enjoyed the ironic humor that the language brings out. Each line was a feast.

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  8. Clean imagery in this piece. Well done.

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