A Short History

The Kaiser Aluminum plant covered nearly every inch of what is now Carnegie Harbor Drive, The Carnegie Tower and the Royal Cottages at Carnegie Village. This photo, taken in 2001, shows the sprawling industrial complex with its 220-foot wire manufacturing tower. Strands of cable passed from the top floors to the bottom as they underwent various manufacturing processes. On the ground floor, the coated cable was cut, spooled, loaded onto trucks and driven away.

Local attorney, Eric Chappell recalls a tour of the Kaiser facility, "This is the only property tour I have ever done that required a car."

2001: Sale to Carnegie Abbey Developer

The property had been vacant for over 10 years when developer, Peter de Savary, purchased the…

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