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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:
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Pittsburgh Facts

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  • 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.

  • The main airport for Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh International Airport.

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

  • 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.

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Books About Pittsburgh

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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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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


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

By Michele Margittai

Insider's Guide
Paperback (464 pages)

Insiders  Guide® to Pittsburgh (Insiders  Guide Series)
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From the top of the USX Tower to the fountain at Point State Park, explore Pittsburgh and all its offerings.

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.

Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City

By Stefan Lorant

Derrydale Press
Hardcover (776 pages)

Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City
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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.

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 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.

Pittsburgh Then and Now (Then & Now)

By Walter C. Kidney

Thunder Bay Press
Hardcover (144 pages)

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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.

Pittsburgh: A Renaissance City

By Michael P. Gadomski

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Pittsburgh: A Renaissance City
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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, Then and Now

By Arthur G. Smith

University of Pittsburgh Press
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Pittsburgh, Then and Now
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In a continuum of past and present, "Pittsburgh Then and Now" portrays the city through 161 pairs of matching photographs. Each archival image, culled from old books, municipal records, and library collections, was rephotographed in 1986-89 from the same camera position, forming an evocation of the past and a record of urban continuity and change.

"Pittsburgh Then and Now" recalls specific locations in the city of the past and then compares them to the present, showing both how much and how little Pittsburgh has changed. Most of the pairs of photographs illustrate continuity with the past, features that have remained over the decades. A steep residential street in Perry Hilltop, for example, is little changed, and a jagged hillside staircase on the South Side is still in use. Other images document urban change. Massive Duquesne Gardens, on Craig Street in Oakland, is shown alongside the University Square Apartments of the present. The old Loew's Penn Theatre on Sixth Street in 1935 is copared to its modern manifestation as Heinz hall, 1987. The pre-Renaissance cornor of Stanwyx Street and Penn Avenue is recalled before the Gateway buildings were constructed.

This journey into the past shows how change and continuity have mingled in the city landscape, reveling Pittsburgh as it has evolved from architecutral styles that reflected turn-of-the-century eclecticism to the more recent styles labeled "modernist" and "postmodernist, " from horse to streetcar to automobile, and from steel mills to high-technology centers.

"Pittsburgh Then and Now" is a treasury of photographic images for those who remember the old Pittsburgh, those who are curious about its past, and anyoneinterested in the evolution of a city.

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