Sponsored by: National City
Charity: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Fossil Location: National City Center, 20 Stanwix St. (at First Ave.) (2009) map ] [ directions to ]
Auction Lot: Purchased by sponsor—not available for auction
Glass, metal, plastic, paint
Theme: Recycled and reclaimed materials will evoke the layered history of Pittsburgh as represented by the layers of geology

An Ecological History of Pittsburgh About the Design
This design represents the growth of Pittsburgh out of its geological and physical history.  The elements include:

- Layers of time, layers of place, layers of ecological history
- Pittsburgh is a dinosaur
- It is elemental—a city built of ancient materials once extracted, now recombined
- It is massive, strong and deeply afflicted by its once prolific legacy
- The fires of industry dying, the city must reinvent itself or face extinction
- The possibility for a sustainable future
- A city rises on the hills
- A great green forest
I've been adopted! - Dragon flies, sea creatures, protozoa, ice ages, geology, the great inland sea
- Three rivers create the landscape
- Steel and industry tapping the PA coal seam
- Highways strangle the city

About the Sponsor
National City offers a full complement of financial services, ranging from investment banking and brokerage services to traditional banking for individuals and businesses. National City is not only committed to providing the highest quality products and services; the bank is also committed to improving the quality of life in the communities it serves.