Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Looks Korean.

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One facade missing from the walking tour of Penn Ave.---submitted by a user on a SkyscraperPage Forum---is one with a rather Korean look to it. Kim's Coffee Shop, at 5447 Penn Ave., was a Vietnamese place, though, run by immigrant Mai Hong Khuu until her cancer diagnosis and death in 2006.

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The walls and the eaves resemble those on hanok (한옥), traditional Korean houses. The restaurant space and the house above it was purchased by the Pittsburgh Glass Center in 2012.

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