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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 are some other facts about Pittsburgh:
  • Perhaps the best known 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 major companies with their headquarters in Pittsburgh include Heinz, PPG Industries and U.S. Steel.

  • The main airport for Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh International Airport.

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

  • 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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Moon Pennsylvania (Travel Guide)

By Rachel Vigoda

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

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Visit historic battlefields, share the road with horse-drawn buggies, and explore two vibrant cities on the rise. Inside Moon Pennsylvania you'll find:
  • Strategic itineraries like a 7-day spin through the best of the state, weekend trips, and tips for history buffs, families, and outdoor adventurers
  • The top sights and unique experiences: Sneak a peek at the Liberty Bell and museum-hop in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Hike, camp, or show off your snowboarding skills in the Poconos, spot roaming elk in the Pennsylvania Wilds, and relax on the shores of Lake Erie. Learn about American history at Gettysburg, marvel at Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece in the Laurel Highlands, or take a horse-drawn buggy through Amish country. Find the best Philly cheesesteak, indulge in all that Hershey has to offer, and try a "Pittsburgh-style" sandwich stuffed with fries
  • Suggestions for day trips from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, including Bucks County, Amish Country, Moraine and McConnells Mill State Parks, Fallingwater, and Cook Forest State Park
  • Local tips from Philadelphia local Rachel Vigoda on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay
  • Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, climate, and local culture
  • Focused coverage of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Pocono Mountains, Pittsburgh, the Alleghenies, the Lake Region, and Pennsylvania Wilds
With Moon Pennsylvania's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of the Keystone State.

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

Moon Pittsburgh (Travel Guide)

By Emily King

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-07-31
Paperback (290 pages)

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Take in the young, vibrant scene of a city on the rise and learn what it really means to be a Yinzer with Moon Pittsburgh. Inside you'll find:
  • Strategic itineraries for history buffs, families, budget travelers, and more, all accessible by bus, train, or public transit
  • The Top Sights and Unique Experiences: Get up close and personal with dinosaurs at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, check out art and artifacts in Frick Park, and ponder iconic paintings at the Andy Warhol Museum. Take the incline train up Mount Washington or kayak along any of its three rivers. Explore the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh or cheer on the Steelers at Heinz Field
  • Get a Taste of the City: Feast on affordable Asian cuisine in the East End, eat a famous sandwich with fries inside at Primanti Bros, and try pierogis for a taste of traditional Pittsburgh
  • Bars and Nightlife: Sample a flight of craft brews under the stars at rooftop hotspot Biergarten, sip cocktails at a speakeasy, or rub elbows with regulars at a dive bar
  • Local insight from born and bred Pittsburgher Emily B. King
  • Day trips from Pittsburgh: Tube down the Youghiogheny River, explore vestiges of the Underground Railroad in southeastern Pennsylvania, or dig into apple pie in a backwoods diner
  • Maps and Tools like background information on the history and culture of the city, easy-to-read maps and neighborhood guides from the trendy Strip to high-end Shadyside
With Moon Pittsburgh's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience the best of the city.

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

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—Metropolitan Mastery: Travel Guide (and More) of the Steel City

By Rock DiLisio

iUniverse
Released: 2017-10-03
Paperback (170 pages)

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A Photographic Portrait

By Amy Cicconi

Twin Lights Publishers
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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.

Pittsburgh: 1900-1945 (Postcard History)

By Michael Eversmeyer

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2009-04-20
Paperback (128 pages)

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By 1900, downtown Pittsburgh, known as the Golden Triangle, had become a classic central business district at the confluence of three rivers: the Allegheny, the Monongahela, and the Ohio. The valleys of the three rivers were lined with the factories and mills that made Pittsburgh the “forge of the nation.” Great industrialists such as Andrew Carnegie and George Westinghouse made Pittsburgh the center of the American iron, steel, aluminum, glass, and oil industries. With their success, money poured into Pittsburgh’s banks, providing means for the city’s growth. The years between 1900 and 1945 witnessed the peak of Pittsburgh’s commercial development and industrial might. Pittsburgh: 1900–1945 features postcard views taken during this period and illustrates the power, wealth, and beauty of the city of Pittsburgh during its era of industrial greatness.

Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City

By Stefan Lorant

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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.

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. 

Pittsburgh: A Renaissance City

By Michael P. Gadomski

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Discover Pittsburgh today through 163 stunning photographs showcasing its sports venues, museums, businesses, universities, and cultural landmarks, all of which prompted The Economist magazine to name Pittsburgh “the most livable city in the United States.” Once regarded as part of the industrial rust belt whose glory belonged to another century, Pittsburgh today is renowned for its economic emphasis on education, research, health care, professional services, and advanced technology industries. The area is also a thriving cultural mecca. See popular landmarks, such as Heinz Hall Plaza, Allegheny County Courthouse, and Carnegie Mellon University, and visit Point State Park, Fort Pitt Museum, the original Primanti Bros. restaurant, and much more. Complete with detailed captions, this book celebrates Pittsburgh’s heritage, beauty, and diversity and is a must-have for tourists, history buffs, architects, and anyone who wants to see why it is a city for the twenty-first century.

Pittsburgh 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar, USA United States of America Pennsylvania Northeast City (Multilingual Edition)

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BrownTrout Publishers
Released: 2018-06-01
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Pittsburgh stands tall and proud along the banks of its three rivers. Long known as the Steel City and admired for its tradition of hard work and industrial prowess, Pittsburgh is also a city rich in history, diverse neighborhoods with stunning architecture, art institutions, and numerous bridges. Featuring beautiful images of historic and contemporary locales, this Pittsburgh square wall calendar showcases the grandeur of this picturesque city.

Photography – Enjoy beautiful, award-winning photographs every single month
Environment-Friendly – Printed with sustainable, soy-based inks on Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper
Thick, High-Quality Paper – Prevents curled corners due to moisture, avoids ink bleed-through, and stays secure on your wall, and durable binding lasts throughout the year
Pre-planning – Four-month pre-planner page
Large, Roomy Day Blocks – All major holidays listed, with plenty of room for writing notes and appointments
Great as a Gift or to Keep Yourself Organized – BrownTrout offers 1,000 different titles!
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