Favorite thing: Pittsburgh feels like a big Eastern City. The population these days is way down from its industrial peak, but the downtown area still has a great deal of activity that helps make this a vibrant city center.
Favorite thing: The planters add a softening touch to the plaza in front of the skyscraper, but this is still a monumentally strong, even brutal, use of structural steel. It took me a while to get to like the US Steel building, which is still one of Pittsburgh's tallest, but now I regard it as a historic monument from a time when the United States was still actually an industrial country.
I spent a week in once in Pittsburgh
One good thing about Pittsburgh: Its clean and there arent any steel or coal places in Pittsburgh
THE NATIONS ARMPIT!!! Pittsburgh is just very filled with very rude people, I spent a week in Pittsburgh and the people are so nasty and almost verbally abusive. ask for directions and you get cussed out, visit a resturant and the service is terrible.
The people of Pittsburgh are the reason why they lose so people, the city lost 10% of its people between 1990-2000.
Oh, and I mugged at 11th and Liberty, the muggers are everywhere in downtown Pittsburgh
Favorite thing: if you fly into pittsburgh you'll have to drive to downtown. traffic leading up to the fort pitt tunnels is often bad, but the view on the other side is amAZing at any time of day, but espeically at night when the lights glitter on the water. the downtown area is a compact triangle, and its all right there in front of you- along with the three rivers. the monongehela is closest to you, the allegheny is farthest, and the ohio winds off to the west.
See the Golden Triangle. It is the most beautiful part of Pittsburgh. In Summer, the trees hide partly the view from Mount Washington.
Fondest memory: On the other bank of the Allegheny River , there is the Three Rivers Stadium dedicated to the base ball and the local team : the Pirates.
Climb to the Grandview Avenue (Mount Washington) to enjoy a beautiful viewpoint of the city and the confluence.
Fondest memory: I went here at the day light and by night to take photographes. Unfortunatly, I had no tripod and the pics are blurred but I brought a good video.
Favorite thing: You must know that Pittsburgh truely consists of many different neighborhoods. Each neighborhood is only 5-10 minutes away from the city-proper. Check out Oakland, Shadyside, the South Side, Squirrel Hill.
You absolutely must visit the Carnegie Museum of Art & Natural History.
Fondest memory: As is typical of most native Pittsburghers, most of my family lives nearby. My fondest memories are of that closeness and sense of community.
Go to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. It has an incredible amount of stuff; a huge bird collection, a collection of animal skeletons--including the largest dinosaur skeleton collection I have ever seen, a very, very, very impresive gemological collection, an incredible insect collection.....I could go on and on.
Fondest memory: The Andy Warhol museum. This is an entire (small) museum of Warhol work. Currently it has an exhibit of some of the 10,000 plus items that he collected throughout his life. You can see the whole museum in a few hours.
You must go to Mount Washington. Ask anyone,visitor or local, and they will tell you that you haven't gotten the full feel of PGH until you have gone there. You have two options. You can take the Duquesne Incline,or you can drive up there. But once there,you get the view from above.
Fondest memory: I have many fond memories of the city,but what always strikes me when I am there is the fact that for such a large,sprawling city,it is unique in that is it entirely built on or around hills. There are houses in the city that are built in the weirdest places! Wherever immigrants could find a semi-decent place to build,they did! It makes for curvy,wooded and appealing streets and boulevards. No other city I have been to compares. One of the reasons I love this city!
Admire the architecture of Oakland. In a walkable area, you can find Roman, rococo, neo-Egyptian, and Gothic. One of the Gothic buildings, the Heinz Chapel, is a little gem--many weddings are held here. Dominating the chapel is a Gothic skyscraper (!)--the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning. An imposing building itself, the COL houses Pitt's nationality classrooms, each representing a different ethnic heritage. For example, the Irish classroom is modeled after a monastery in Ireland, and the French room resembles one of Napoleon's elite schools, with Empire-style furnishings. There are so many to admire: Russian, Romanian, Chinese, Syrian/Lebanese, and others. Among the newest are African, after the great school at Timbuktu, and (Asian) Indian. A very unusual, beautiful, and even moving project.
Fondest memory: Very few. I was a grad student here!
Fondest memory: Going to see a Steelers game at three rivers stadim for the 1st time and of course the season I went which was 99/00 they sucked but hey a game is agame and its to bad they are wasting all that money tearing it down only to build another stadium and an arena right beside it
soak in a breath-taking view of downtown Pittsburgh from the overlook platforms off of Grandview Avenue on Mt. Washington
Fondest memory: I always enjoy the many ways that the downtown section of Pittsburgh 'sneaks' into view as you approach it.
go to Three River's it won't be here much longer they are building 2 new ball parks. One for football one for baseball.The Iron Curtain of the 70's ruled here!
Well this picture is a thing of the past . They blew it up in Feb.2000 The new PNC Park will be open in spring.
I would take a guest to the top of Mt. Washington to see the city from the Southern side via one of the two historic inclines. If possible, a journey to the top of the Steel Building would also be suggested.
Fondest memory: I miss the shade of green in the foliage in the hills around Pittsburgh in the Summer.