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Pittsburgh


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.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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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.

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

  • The principal airport for Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh International Airport.

  • 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.
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Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Sports Poster
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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Skyline
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Pittsburgh Steelers Champions
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Heinz Field in the Snow
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Downtown View from West End Overlook, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Smokestacks Polluting Pittsburgh
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Jones and Laughlin Steel Plant, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Jones and Laughlin Steel Plant, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 
 
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The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Bucket List

By Susan B. Malcolm Ph.D.

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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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 2015 Travel Guide: Go See Do

Cardinal Content
Released: 2015-05-05
Kindle Edition (412 pages)

Pittsburgh 2015 Travel Guide: Go See Do
 
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Pittsburgh 2015 Travel Guide is an enhanced ebook that is so much more than just a travel guide. With hundreds of links to social media, digital media, and digital maps; along with websites, this multi-hundred page travel guide about the City of Pittsburgh's is designed to help you Go, See, and Do Pittsburgh.
It also features some of the best places to stay, shop, eat and eat & drink. Pittsburgh is becoming the focus of food fans, as it benefits from a cadre of young, dynamic Chefs who love Pittsburgh's traditional tastes as much as they enjoy serving creative new dishes. Along with great food, there is great drink, too. Especially in the places we found in 'Beerburgh.' Beer and Pittsburgh have a long and mutually rewarding relationship. The advent of the Craft Beer movement was made for a place like Pittsburgh.
But Pittsburgh is not all eating and drinking. It is an active town now with more young people than anytime since the heady days of the Industrial Revolution. The new Technology Revolution has come to Pittsburgh, and the young people who come here to study, and stay find a city rich in opportunities for their work and after work is over; Including recreation on and near the Three Rivers.
This Cardinal Content travel guide is the 4th on Pittsburgh, our home base. Like our previous Pittsburgh ebooks it is focused on the Central zones of Pittsburgh, and is friendly to travelers who come to Pittsburgh without a car. Almost all of the places, events, and sights featured in Pittsburgh 2015 are accessible by walking, bike, or public transportation. Plus, special attention is made to give visitors who are on a tight budget, value for their money.
Whether visiting Pittsburgh for a day, a night, a weekend, a holiday or staying for a lifetime, Pittsburgh 2015 travel guide helps in your journey to one of the most beautiful, interesting, and accessible places on the planet.

Insiders' Guide® to Pittsburgh (Insiders' Guide Series)

By Michele Margittai

Insider's Guide
Paperback (464 pages)

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From the top of the USX Tower to the fountain at Point State Park, explore Pittsburgh and all its offerings.

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.

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

By Younghusband American City Notebooks

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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!

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Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh (Best Hikes Near Series)

By Bob Frye

Globe Pequot Press
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Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh (Best Hikes Near Series)
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From a hike through Pymatuning State Park to see its famous spillway, to an old Indian path called the Warrior Trail, this book describes the best hikes in and around Pittsburgh, many of them never previously covered elsewhere.

Rand Mcnally Easy To Read: Pennsylvania State Map

By Rand McNally

Rand McNally
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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
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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.

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

Moon Pittsburgh (Moon Handbooks)

By Dan Eldridge

Avalon Travel Publishing
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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: 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 Then and Now (Then & Now)

By Walter C. Kidney

Thunder Bay Press
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Pittsburgh Then and Now matches historic images of the early city with modern photographs that show the city as a compact blend of old and new buildings. Downtown, the office blocks are punctuated by the traces of Pittsburgh's industrial heritage, the so-called "sliver" warehouses . Further out, there are older stone structures such as the Burtner House and the block house at Fort Pitt.

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