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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

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  • 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.

  • The main airport serving Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh International Airport.

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

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

By Rand McNally

Rand McNally

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'.

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 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

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

By Arthur S. Emerson

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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

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.

Pittsburgh and the State of Pennsylvania:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know (Arcadia Kids)

By Kate Boehm Jerome

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2011-05-02
Paperback (48 pages)

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WHAT huge discovery was unveiled in 1907 at the

Carnegie Museum of Natural History?

(Hint: It was named after the museum's founder!)

WHICH letter was offi cially ordered out of Pittsburgh's

name from 1891 to 1911?

(Hint: The letter is offi cially back in place, but people still accidentally

drop it!)

Find these answers and more in Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know™

--an interesting little book about a very special place on the planet! Arcadia Kids is a new series of fun, colorful, easy-to-read books for children ages 7-11 featuring attention-grabbing cover art, inviting conversational style content, and vivid full-color images of landmarks and geography. Parents, grandparents, and savvy shoppers will appreciate the feel good factor of purchasing books that are both fun AND educational.

Pittsburgh to Cadiz - What's the Difference? (Part One Book 1)

By Mitchell Phillips McCrady

Kind Lines Publishing
Released: 2016-10-14
Kindle Edition (226 pages)

Pittsburgh to Cadiz - What s the Difference? (Part One Book 1)
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The first book of series, the adventure leaves from Pittsburgh, PA. The year is 1998, (just before cell phones and social media). Long days mean nothing when there’s a reason. After painting all summer, Mitch and his coworker Kevin head to Europe. With one-way tickets, the only way to commit, they wait a couple days at Kevin’s buddy’s flat in NYC, before at last landing in Luxembourg. After getting lost in Amsterdam, they then wait for the final leg in Manchester, England. Contracted to harvest Christmas trees, of all things, Mitch's twenty-seventh birthday is on the same day they leave for the Highlands of Scotland. A hard, cold place. A dark humor, with stark personalities, Mitch battles with his traveling partner, the weather, and his penchant for drugs and alcohol. He’s searching for the difference in life and the real meaning of art. He has a guitar, a camera, a snowboard—nothing out of the ordinary. Everyone does this, right?

Moon Pittsburgh (Travel Guide)

By Emily King

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-07-31
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See Pittsburgh Like a Local with Moon Travel Guides!

Pittsburgh is a city of reinvention; it's come a long way from its blue-collar past. Learn what it means to be a Yinzer with Moon Pittsburgh.

  • Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with maps that make it easy to find what you want to do and where you need to be
  • See the Sights: Take the incline (half train, half elevator) up Mount Washington or see the city by kayak along any of its three rivers. Marvel at the dinosaurs at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, or avant-garde art at the Andy Warhol Museum. Visit Heinz Field (home of the Steelers and the Pirates) or enjoy an IC Light at a neighborhood bar and talk about the latest game
  • Get a Taste of the City: Try the famously giant Primantis sandwiches or church-made pierogies for a taste of traditional Pittsburgh, or dine at trendy new eateries all over the city
  • Bars and Nightlife: Visit hip speakeasies or sample the city's craft breweries: either way, it's an excellent (and delicious) evening
  • Trusted Advice: Born and bred Pittsburgher Emily B. King shares her expertise on her beloved hometown
  • Itineraries and Day Trips: All accessible by bus, train, or public transit. Discover the city with itineraries like "The Best of Pittsburgh in Three Days," "Lets Play! Pittsburgh with Kids," and "Pittsburgh for the History Buff"
  • Useful Photos and Detailed Maps
  • Handy Tools: Background information on the landscape, history, and culture of Pittsburgh, packaged in a book slim enough to tuck into that brand-new Steelers sweater
With Moon Pittsburgh's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Looking to experience more of America's city life? Try Moon Boston or Moon Seattle. Exploring the area? Check out Moon Philadelphia or Moon Pennsylvania.

Moon Pennsylvania (Travel Guide)

By Rachel Vigoda

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-08-07
Paperback (500 pages)

Moon Pennsylvania (Travel Guide)
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Discover Pennsylvania with Moon Travel Guides!

Moon Pennsylvania reveals the best of this diverse state: cosmopolitan culture, outdoor adventure, rural relaxation, and more.

What you'll find in Moon Pennsylvania:
  • Flexible, strategic itineraries that can be adapted for your schedule and interests, from weekend getaways to the best of Pennsylvania in 7 days
  • Honest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay
  • Curated travel tips for history buffs, foodies, arts and culture mavens, outdoor adventurers, families, and more
  • Expert insight from Philadelphia local Rachel Vigoda
  • Activities and ideas for every traveler, season, and budget: Hike, camp, or show off your snowboarding skills in the Poconos. Spot roaming elk in the Pennsylvania Wilds, relax on the shores of Lake Erie, wander the museums in Philadelphia, or explore Pittsburgh's hip arts scene. Take in American history at Gettysburg, marvel at Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece in the Laurel Highlands, or step back in time with a horse-drawn buggy ride through Amish country (and grab a fresh-baked pie from one of the many roadstands). Track down the best Philly cheesesteak, indulge in chocolate heaven at Hershey, or find the hippest restaurants and bars for a night on the town
  • Detailed coverage of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Pocono Mountains, Pittsburgh, the Alleghenies, the Lake Region, and Pennsylvania Wilds
  • Suggestions for day trips from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, including Bucks County, Amish Country, Moraine and McConnells Mill State Parks, Fallingwater, and Cook Forest
  • Thorough background information on the landscape, plants and animals, climate, and local culture
With Moon Pennsylvania's expert advice, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.

Staying in the city? Try Moon Pittsburgh or Moon Philadelphia. Exploring more of the east coast? Try Moon Virginia & Maryland or Moon Washington DC.

Pittsburgh: A New Portrait

By Franklin Toker

University of Pittsburgh Press
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Pittsburgh: A New Portrait
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From its founding in 1758, Pittsburgh has experienced several epic transformations.  It began its existence as a fortress, on a site originally selected by George Washington.  A hundred years later, and well into our own time, no other American city was as intensively industrialized, only to be later consigned to “rustbelt” status.  Remade as a thriving twenty-first-century city and an international center for science, medicine, biotechnology, and financial services, Pittsburgh is now routinely acclaimed as one of the most promising and livable of America's cities.  Franklin Toker shows us why.

Toker highlights this remarkable story of urban reinvention by focusing on what makes Pittsburgh so resilient and appealing - its strong neighborhoods and their surprisingly rich architectural history.   The many unique, lively urban communities that make up Pittsburgh are a treasure trove of every imaginable style of structure, from Victorian to Bauhaus, Gothic to Art Deco, and from Industrial to Green.  These ordinary homes expressed the aspirations of people who came from around the world to settle in Pittsburgh, while they built the city itself into an economic powerhouse.  With the wealth generated by this everyday work, local captains of industry could build their own monumental additions to Pittsburgh's urban landscape, including two of America's greatest buildings: H. H. Richardson's Allegheny Courthouse and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. 

With accessible prose, Toker examines Pittsburgh in its historical context (from Indian settlement to postmodern city), in its regional setting (from the playgrounds of the Laurel Highlands to the hard-working mill towns dotting the landscape), and from the street level (leading the reader on a personal tour through every neighborhood).  Lavishly illustrated with photos and maps, Pittsburgh: A New Portrait reveals the true colors of a truly great American city. 

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