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Pittsburgh


Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the city itself had a population of 334,569, with 2,358,695 in the metropolitan area.

Pittsburgh is built at the confluence of three rivers (the Allegheny River, Monongahela River and the Ohio River), with the downtown area in the triangular portion of land formed by the rivers. The city is well known for its spectacular skyline of skyscrapers and bridges, the latter giving rise to two of its nicknames "The City of Bridges" and "The Bridge Capital".

As well as "The City of Bridges" and "The Bridge Capital", Pittsburgh also has a variety of other nicknames, including "City of Champions", "The 'Burgh" and "The College City". There are also nicknames linked to the city's industrial past such as "Iron City", "Steel City" and "Steel Town", and from the new industries that have arisen in the city such as "Roboburgh", which relates to Pittsburgh's growing robotics industry.

Attractions in Pittsburgh include:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Pittsburgh Facts


Here is some more information about Pittsburgh:
  • Probably the most famous educational institution in Pittsburgh is Carnegie Mellon University, which is a private research university that was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900.

  • Some of the leading companies that have based their headquarters in Pittsburgh include Heinz, PPG Industries and U.S. Steel.

  • The principal airport for Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh International Airport.

  • Professional sports teams in Pittsburgh include the American football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Major League Baseball team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the NHL ice hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

  • Pittsburgh's nicknames include "Birmingham of America", "Iron City", "The 'Burgh", "The City of Bridges", "The City of Champions", "The Smoky City", and "The Steel City".

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Books About Pittsburgh


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Pittsburgh Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2018

By Arthur S. Emerson

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (48 pages)

Pittsburgh Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2018
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The restaurants found in this guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (Cuisine Types). African, American, Argentine, Asian Fusion, Bangladeshi, Belgian, Brazilian, British, Cambodian, Cantonese, Caribbean, Chinese, Colombian, Cuban, Ethiopian, European, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Lebanese, Malaysian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mongolian, Moroccan, Pakistani, Peruvian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Szechuan, Taiwanese, Tex-Mex, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

Moon Pittsburgh (Moon Handbooks)

By Dan Eldridge

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Released: 2014-06-17
Paperback (388 pages)

Moon Pittsburgh (Moon Handbooks)
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Long-time Pennsylvania resident Dan Eldridge provides a quirky look at Pittsburgh, from riding up the Duquesne Incline to grabbing a beer at a hipster bar in South Side to visiting the Andy Warhol Museum. Dan includes unique trip ideas like Out with the Parents, Fun and Cheap, and Go Where the Locals Go. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this guide provides options for a range of travel budgets. Complete with details on the best insider spots and how to make the most of two days in the city, Moon Pittsburgh gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Greater Than a Tourist – Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Patrick Freed

Independently published
Paperback (54 pages)

Greater Than a Tourist – Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local
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Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new while traveling? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is just for you. Greater Than a Tourist – Pittsburgh, PA by Patrick Freed offers the inside scope on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there's nothing wrong with that, as a part of the Greater than a Tourist series this book will give you tips and a bunch of ideas from someone who lives at your next travel destination. In these pages you'll discover local advice that will help you throughout your stay. Greater than a tourist is a series of travel books written by locals. Travel like a local. Get the inside scope. Slow down, stay in one place, take your time, get to know the people and the culture of a place. Try some things off the beaten path with guidance. Patronize local business and vendors when you travel. Be willing to try something new and have the travel experience of a lifetime. By the time you finish this book, you will be excited to travel to your next destination. Ten cents of each book purchased is donated to teaching and learning.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A Photographic Portrait

By Amy Cicconi

Twin Lights Publishers
Hardcover (128 pages)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A Photographic Portrait
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is seated majestically at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers and at the source of the Ohio River. Over the past three decades, Pittsburgh has undergone a dramatic economic and cultural metamorphosis so impressive that it is widely viewed as a transformative example for other cities. Pittsburgh's essence is no longer that of a gritty, dark steel town, but rather as a vibrant, thriving urban mecca, regularly appearing in the top ranks of Most Livable city lists. Healthcare, education, and technology are now at the core of Pittsburgh's economic ecosystem. The city's top tier universities have spawned a rapidly expanding high-tech industry, bringing with it a surge of young talent. Several of the city's oldest neighborhoods are undergoing rapid transformation and gentrification as young adults move in at impressive rates. The city's downtown Cultural District showcases multiple theaters, art galleries, public art projects, urban parks, and riverfront recreation spaces that draw over two million visitors to more than 1,500 events each year. Amy Cicconi's photography takes readers on a visual journey through the evolving landscape of the city of Pittsburgh, sharing reflections of its history and compelling views of its continued vibrance.

Food Lovers' Guide to® Pittsburgh: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers' Series)

By Sarah Sudar & Amanda Mcfadden

Globe Pequot Press
Paperback (256 pages)

Food Lovers  Guide to® Pittsburgh: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers  Series)
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Food Lover's Guide to Pittsburgh is the ultimate guide to the city's food scene and provides the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local foodies, this guide is a one-stop resource for residents and visitors alike to find producers and pureyors of tasty local specialities, as well as a rich array of other, indispensible food-related information including:
  • One-of-a-kind restaurants and landmark eateries
  • Speciality food shops
  • The city's best bakeries
  • Local drink scene
  • Food festivals and culinary events
  • Recipes from top Pittsburgh chefs

The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Bucket List

By Susan B. Malcolm Ph.D.

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The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Bucket List offers a reference book to a city that "The Economist" magazine deemed as the "Most Livable City" in a Global Livability Survey of 2011. The book is designed to be a quick reference that offers a description, location, and website for 100 places or activities in areas north, east, south, and west of the city. The book also includes suggestions for more than a dozen places and activities located outside the city limits.

Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City

By Stefan Lorant

Derrydale Press
Hardcover (776 pages)

Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City
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Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City follows Pittsburgh from its frontier beginnings through its evolution into the most heavily industrialized city in the world, to the city's renewal of itself as "America's Most Livable City." This beautiful volume though, is much more than the story of a single city; it is the history of the United States.

This book is based on years of research and includes contributions by such noted American historians as Henry Steele Commager and Oscar Handlin. More than 1100 pictures recreate the city's dramatic 200+year history. Featured are photographs by W. Eugene Smith, Margaret Bourke-White, Norman W. Schumm, Lorant himself and others. A chronology of events from 1717 offers historical snapshots in the day to day life of the archetypical American city.

Pennsylvania Ghost Towns: Uncovering the Hidden Past

By Susan Hutchison Tassin

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Released: 2007-08-10
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Cemeteries, abandoned buildings, and roads to nowhere are all that remain of several once-thriving towns in Pennsylvania. This guidebook profiles 46 locations that have been abandoned or left to ruin, and some that have seen new life as historic sites, with discussions on their history, daily life, fall, and current condition.

Pittsburgh City Guide 2018

By Maryann Huk

Cardinal Content
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Pittsburgh City Guide 2018
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Pittsburgh City Guide 2018 is the new travel and city guide from Cardinal Content. Since 2012 we have covered this dynamic city and its environs that has become known world-wide for its monumental change from Industrial Age Giant to 21st Century Crossroads of Technology, Education, Health Sciences and the best of urban living. This new edition is built from our previous coverage of Pittsburgh, but what is different is what is different about Pittsburgh. In 2018. Pittsburgh has gone from a glimmer of hope in the midst of Industrial Age decay and neglect to a great city renowned for cutting edge technology; some of the planet’s best Universities and Colleges; life-saving research and practice in Health Care, and a burgeoning population of young people who are drawn to its many urban advantages. In other words, Pittsburgh is no long a likeable anomaly among Rust Belt cities, but is now considered among the essential cities to consider as Leaders of the 21st Century. Pittsburgh 2018 City Guide lays out all of the fundamentals of Pittsburgh. Travel, transpiration, history, architecture, culture, attractions, events, dining, nightlife are all in Pittsburgh 2018 City Guide, along with traveler necessities such as accommodations, lodging, and things to do and enjoy. Much of Pittsburgh 2018 City Guide includes insider inspired feature write-ups on some the best and most quintessential Pittsburgh places. When it comes to dining and nightlife our goal was to stick to those places that are unique to Pittsburgh and avoid places that are regional or nationwide chains. Though, as the case of Lodging, that cannot always be the case, all the places we picked to include feature characteristics that make them Pittsburgh places. All of the commercial places in this book were chosen. Some of these Pittsburgh places have full-length features by opting to subscribe to the production of this book. When they did, not only did they receive an in-depth feature review, they received extra benefits such as participating in free and countdown days where their best customers and guests obtain copies at a reduced price or for free. In all cases participating in our promotional efforts is never a criterion to being included. Pittsburgh places that we asked to be included but opted not to subscribe and participate in promotions are included at no charge and can be found throughout Pittsburgh City Guide 2018. Finally, we want to invite all readers to not only like us on Facebook, or add us to their Twitter follows, but please contact us with your own ideas on Pittsburgh. And most important please, please, please leave a review on amazon.com. Your feedback is the only way we can make Pittsburgh City Guide 2018 book better. And because it is a Print on Demand book, and readily changeable, we can include your suggestions, and react to your critiques in real-time. Which not only a wonderful advantage for us Print On Demand book publishers, but a superb way to see your helpful ideas and corrections make an impact on a Pittsburgh City Guide people use everyday. Many thanks for your time, Cardinal Content Maryann Huk and Alan Diede

Folded Map: Pittsburgh Street Map (Rand McNally Pittsburgh Street Guide)

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Folded Map: Pittsburgh Street Map (Rand McNally Pittsburgh Street Guide)
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Rand McNally's folded map for Pittsburgh is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around this part of Pennsylvania, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and streets. The easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations. You'll see why Rand McNally folded maps have been the trusted standard for years.

Regularly updated
Full-color maps
Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways
Indications of parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, schools, shopping malls, downtown & vicinity maps
Easy-to-use legend
Detailed index & full street index
Convenient folded size

Coverage Area

Communities Included: Bethel Park, Baldwin, Monroeville, West Mifflin, Mount Lebanon, Penn Hills & adjoining communities

Product Details

Measures 9.5' x 4' and folds out to 40' x 28'.


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