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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:
  • The principal airport serving Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh International Airport.

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

  • 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.

  • Probably 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.

  • 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 Pittsburgh (Moon Handbooks)

By Dan Eldridge

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

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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.

Rand Mcnally Easy To Read: Pennsylvania State Map

By Rand McNally

Rand McNally
Map (2 pages)

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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
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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

The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Bucket List

By Susan B. Malcolm Ph.D.

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (122 pages)

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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 eBook Guide 2017: Featuring: The Best of Pittsburgh's Craft Beer Scene

By Maryann Huk

Cardinal Content
Released: 2015-10-25
Kindle Edition (347 pages)

Pittsburgh eBook Guide 2017: 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 eBook Guide 2017 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 coming to Pittsburgh on a budget or just want to see Pittsburgh at street level and not from behind a windshield.
Also, this rBook 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 eBOOK GUIDE 2017. We love your opinions, even if they are not always positive, because they help us make better eBook Guides.
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.
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Maryann Huk
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A Photographic Portrait

By Mark Bolster

Twin Lights Publishers
Hardcover (128 pages)

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Mark Bolster s photography of 21st-century Pittsburgh reflects a river city transformed from a steel industry icon, to a sophisticated center of high-tech business and architecture. The images included in this book capture that spirit in the city's impressive skyline set against blue skies and the rush of the Allegheny, Ohio, and Monongahela Rivers at Point State Park. Part of Pittsburgh s Renaissance includes the growth of the arts; photos of the Benedum Center, the Byham Theater and Heinz Hall as well as the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, the Smithsonian Institute and the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center are part of the creativity that drives this city of 720 bridges. Bolster s images of historical locations depict the keys to Pittsburgh s past; their preservation along with innovative new architecture, expanding cultural resources and proud new green spaces is proof of a city that embraces its future.

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

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2008-11-10
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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.

Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City

By Stefan Lorant

Derrydale Press
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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 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.

Good Night Pennsylvania (Good Night Our World)

By Adam Gamble

Brand: Good Night Books
Released: 2013-07-01
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Good Night Pennsylvania features Hershey’s Chocolate World, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Amish friends, Lancaster, Point State Park, Gettysburg, Erie Zoo, Da Vinci Science Center, Crayola Experience, Independence Hall, and more. Young readers will squeal with delight as they tour the great state of Pennsylvania, discovering cherished landmarks and treasured sights along the way.

This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes.

Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.

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

By Rand McNally

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


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