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Pittsburgh

Extreme Metropolitan Makeover

Three rivers. One reinvented city. On all counts, the Steel City’s transformation over the past quarter century qualifies as revolutionary. Its mourning for its industrial past long concluded, this western Pennsylvania city changed jobs and reclaimed its major assets: a natural setting that rivals Lisbon and San Francisco, a wealth of fine art and architecture, and a quirky sense of humor.

Pittsburgh’s century-wide swath of architectural styles persuaded British film director Christopher Nolan to use downtown as a stand-in for Gotham City in this summer’s Dark Knight Rises. Sustainable design has transformed Victorian landmarks like the glass-domed Phipps Conservatory and created contemporary ones like the swooping waterfront convention center (above).

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While Pittsburgh is rather pretty particularly from the top of Mt. Washington overlooking downtown and the three rivers, a trip to Costa Brave Spain (also on the list) would not be too bad!

1 posted on 03/16/2012 11:52:47 AM PDT by dickmc
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To: dickmc

I visit Pitt. for about a week every year, related to my cartoon fan conv. that brings $3-4 mil. into the economy. Nice.


2 posted on 03/16/2012 11:59:48 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: dickmc

Thailand?


3 posted on 03/16/2012 12:06:13 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: martin_fierro

Da Burgh ping needed


4 posted on 03/16/2012 12:09:58 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: dickmc

Our downtown skyline is second to nowhere else in the world. That fountain you see in the foreground where the three rivers meet is both the site of the flashpoint which started the French and Indian War which led to the birth of our great nation and the launch point for the journey of Lewis and Clark which led to our westward expansion.

Try naming any other city skyline which even comes close.

5 posted on 03/16/2012 12:17:03 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: floralamiss

FYI :-*


9 posted on 03/16/2012 12:32:34 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: dickmc
I grew up just outside the city. Interesting little factoid here...

"A 2006 study determined that Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, and with its proximity to three major rivers and countless hills and ravines, Pittsburgh is known as "The City of Bridges". Pittsburgh is the world record holder for bridges with piers and stands contained entirely within city limits, beating out Venice, Italy, the previous record holder by 3 bridges. There are many more bridges in Pittsburgh that are not counted toward the world record as they lack piers."

11 posted on 03/16/2012 12:35:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: dickmc
Shhh! Don't yins tell anybody how nice the 'burgh is. We wanna keep it a secret 'n'nat.

Only one problem: Allegheny County votes 68% straight Democrat in most elections.

12 posted on 03/16/2012 12:35:51 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: 3catsanadog; agrace; airborne; Ayn Rand wannabe; bdeaner; Benrand; bloodmeridian; Bockscar; ...
It's a 'Burgh
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PITTSBURGH: CITY OF CHAMPIONS
and the Pirates

24 posted on 03/17/2012 12:19:49 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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