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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:
  • Some of the major companies with 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.

  • Perhaps 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 principal airport for Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh International Airport.

  • 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, 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.

Pittsburgh DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: City Notebook for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

By Younghusband American City Notebooks

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Pittsburgh DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: City Notebook for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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This is a quirky city notebook designed to inspire listmakers to create their own city guide and city biography in list form and journal the heck out of their time in the city. It's a do it (all) yourself notebook for independent travelers and thinkers!

"Pittsburgh is a fantastic city! So, why not create your own city guide and keep a travel journal to help make your time there unforgettable, fun, and organized?" — Cormac Younghusband

PITTSBURGH DIY CITY GUIDE AND TRAVEL JOURNAL: CITY NOTEBOOK FOR PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA is a journal and city guide re-invented for travelers, urban explorers and city locals alike! This notebook is a journal and do-it-yourself city guide that helps you keep all your important information about Pittsburgh organized and ready for when you need it and where you need it.

Use the pages of this American City Notebook to document your adventures, experiences, thoughts, and memories. Have fun making lists of all the highlights and lowlights Pittsburgh has to offer. This is the perfect place to journal your time in Pittsburgh! This is the perfect place to write down and organize everything you find fascinating about the city - which is why it's your diy city guide and journal.

DIY CITY GUIDE: Inside you will find creative DIY sections like: Getting Started; City Confidential; City Folks; Places to Stay; See & Explore; Eat, Drink & Be Merry; Shopping; Sport, Health and Fitness; Entertaining Stuff To Do; Blacklist Must Miss; Special Lists; City Journal; Rating & Embetterment; and, Notes : Sketches : Maps.

TRAVEL JOURNAL: When you are ready to document your adventures in Pittsburgh, you will find fifty journal pages where you can record key details about the day, weather, locations visited, what happened, thoughts on what happened, notes, and the highlight of the day.

Make your time in Pittsburgh more fun, more organized, more productive and more creative by diving headfirst into your new Pittsburgh DIY City Guide and Travel Journal!

"Aldous Huxley said 'For every traveler who has any taste of his own, the only useful guidebook will be the one which he himself has written.'" To help with that, I created a line of DIY City Guides and Travel Journals where you can create your own city guide and document all you city adventures. Enjoy!" — Cormac Younghusband

THERE ARE OVER 250 CITIES IN THE YOUNGHUSBAND AMERICAN CITY NOTEBOOK COLLECTION! VISIT YOUR FAVORITE CITIES TODAY!

"Find a place in the world you haven't been, and go there. Keep on trucking, my friends!" - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

Moon Pittsburgh (Moon Handbooks)

By Dan Eldridge

Eldridge, Dan
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.

Lonely Planet New York New Jersey & Pennsylvania (Regional Travel Guide)

By Jeff Campbell

Brand: Lonely Planet
Paperback (448 pages)

Lonely Planet New York New Jersey & Pennsylvania (Regional Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet knows New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania. Our 3rd edition guarantees an adventure, whether it’s shopping ’til you drop in Manhattan, wine-tasting your way around the Finger Lakes, time-warping through the small towns of Amish country, viewing Warhols in Pittsburgh, eating funnel cakes on the Jersey shore or winning big in Atlantic City.

In This Guide:

Extensive coverage of New York City and Philadelphia
Itineraries to inspire road tripping, gallery hopping, beach bumming and nature loving
Practical information on getting around by car, bus, plane, antique steam train or horse-drawn buggy
69 Maps

Pittsburgh 2016 Travel Guide ebook: Featuring: The Best of Pittsburgh's Craft Beer Scene

Cardinal Content
Released: 2015-10-25
Kindle Edition (416 pages)

Pittsburgh 2016 Travel Guide ebook: Featuring: The Best of Pittsburgh s Craft Beer Scene
 
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Pittsburgh Travel Guide Enhanced Ebook


Featuring the Best of Pittsburgh's Craft Beer Scene

The Pittsburgh Travel Guide Enhanced ebook is a lot more than just an ebook on Pittsburgh. Because it is enhanced it is more than text and page images. It includes widgets and links that give you the opportunity to find much more about Pittsburgh
Along with these widgets are hundreds of text links that go to websites and social media that add extraordinary amounts of information in this travel guide.


  • Simply put, if all the information available in and through this ebook was calculated in numbers of words and images it would be in the millions of words, and tens of thousands of images.
  • All on traveling to Pittsburgh
The central parts of Pittsburgh and its neighborhoods are the focus of this Pittsburgh travel guide. We also include some great places in the Greater Pittsburgh area. However, almost all of the places and events described in this ebook are accessible without a car. That makes this guide perfect for those who are traveling to Pittsburgh on a budget or just want to see Pittsburgh at street level and not from behind a windshield.
Also, this Travel Guide is laid-out geographically. That way the places and events described are close to one another and easy to enjoy in one day. Or many days and many return trips.
A special request to our readers: PLEASE REVIEW PITTSBURGH TRAVEL GUIDE ENHANCED eBOOK. We love your opinions, even if they are not always positive, because they help us make better travel guide books.
Also, most certainly, we did not include all the great places to see, stay, eat, shop and go to in Pittsburgh. If you have a favorite we should know about, by all means let us know. Our facebook page is the first facebook widget at the beginning of this ebook. Send us a message and if we use your suggestions we will get you some nice goodies from Pittsburgh.
Thanks,
Maryann Huk
Executive Editor

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Pittsburgh, 1758-2008 (Images of America: Pennsylvania)

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Released: 2008-11-10
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Pittsburgh, 1758-2008 (Images of America: Pennsylvania)
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Pittsburgh: 1758-2008 surveys the city's evolution from strategic fort in the wilderness to bustling industrial workshop to high-tech center for universities and health care. A boatbuilding center and gateway to the West at the beginning of the 19th century, Pittsburgh later produced iron and steel used to construct bridges and buildings around the country and provided the cannons, shot, and ships that helped win wars around the world. In the process, Pittsburgh became a magnet for successive waves of immigrants--workers and entrepreneurs who shaped the culture and character of the city with their customs, churches, clubs, food, and an impressive collection of museums. Among its many attributes, Pittsburgh is the birthplace of Carnegie libraries in the United States, wire cable suspension bridges, the gas station, the Ferris wheel, commercial radio, public television, and bingo.

The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Bucket List

By Susan B. Malcolm Ph.D.

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The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Bucket List
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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.

Rand Mcnally Easy To Read: Pennsylvania State Map

By Rand McNally

Rand McNally and Company (COR)
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Rand Mcnally Easy To Read: Pennsylvania State Map
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  • shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways
  • easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations
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Rand McNally's Easy To Read State Folded Map is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around 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
40% larger map with a bigger type size than the Rand McNally Folded Map
Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways
Indications of parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and more
Mileage and driving times map
Detailed index
Convenient folded size

Detailed maps of: Allentown/Bethlehem, Altoona, Erie, Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Johnstown, Lancaster, Philadelphia & Vicinity, Downtown Philadelphia, Pittsburgh & Vicinity, Downtown Pittsburgh, Reading, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, York

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

By Rand McNally

Rand McNally
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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
© 2013

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

Guidebook To Historic Western Pennsylvania: Revised Edition

By Helene Smith

Brand: University of Pittsburgh Press
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Guidebook To Historic Western Pennsylvania: Revised Edition
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Since its first publication in 1976, this guide -  with nearly thirty thousand copies sold - has become the standard book for exploring the twenty-six counties of western Pennsylvania.  Yet in the past fourteen years, many sites have been lost through fire, demolition, or neglect - and many other sites of historical interest have been discovered and documented.  Now Helene Smith and George Swetnam have completely revised the text, updating the capsule histories, the site descriptions, and location directions (including all the new Pennsylvania road numbers), and adding several hundred new entries.



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