The Urinals of Carnegie Mellon University

"Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university in Pittsburgh, [PA]. It began as the Carnegie Technical Schools, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900. In 1912, the school became Carnegie Institute of Technology and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University. The University’s 140-acre main campus is three miles from Downtown Pittsburgh and abuts the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in the city's Oakland neighborhood."

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This picture was sent in by JH. He writes: "The impressive Mellon Institute building is literally half a block, and across Fifth Avenue, from Clapp Hall [at University of Pittsburgh]. Andrew Mellon donated the funds for its construction and was present at the groundbreaking in the spring of 1937, his last public appearance. Each of the three-story colums is a single piece of Indiana limestone. Unverified legend has it that when Mellon was told that it was impossible to cut single-piece columns of those dimensions, he bought the quarry. The third-floor men's room looks like it could be from a swank fern bar somewhere. The original yellow porcelain was unfortunately recently removed (damn!), but the black glass walls, that make this shot difficult, are original."