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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.

  • The principal airport serving Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh International Airport.

  • Perhaps 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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Greater Than a Tourist – Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Patrick Freed

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Greater Than a Tourist – Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local
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Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new while traveling? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is just for you. Greater Than a Tourist – Pittsburgh, PA by Patrick Freed offers the inside scope on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there's nothing wrong with that, as a part of the Greater than a Tourist series this book will give you tips and a bunch of ideas from someone who lives at your next travel destination. In these pages you'll discover local advice that will help you throughout your stay. Greater than a tourist is a series of travel books written by locals. Travel like a local. Get the inside scope. Slow down, stay in one place, take your time, get to know the people and the culture of a place. Try some things off the beaten path with guidance. Patronize local business and vendors when you travel. Be willing to try something new and have the travel experience of a lifetime. By the time you finish this book, you will be excited to travel to your next destination. Ten cents of each book purchased is donated to teaching and learning.

Moon Pittsburgh (Moon Handbooks)

By Dan Eldridge

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Released: 2014-06-17
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.

A Walking Tour of Pittsburgh-Cultural District, Pennsylvania (Look Up, America!)

By Doug Gelbert

Cruden Bay Books
Released: 2009-12-07
Kindle Edition (47 pages)

A Walking Tour of Pittsburgh-Cultural District, Pennsylvania (Look Up, America!)
 
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There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are preparing for a road trip or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a downloadable walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each walking tour describes historical and architectural landmarks and provides pictures to help out when those pesky street addresses are missing. Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on American streets.

The Cultural District was the vision of H.J. Heinz II, grandson of Henry J. Heinz, who was Chief Executive Officer of the company his grandfather founded for 25 years. It as his belief that the arts could spearhead an urban revitalization and economic development of a city’s blighted area. The turn-around started in 1971 with the restoration of Heinz Hall, once a motion-picture palace, into a home for the Pittsburgh Symphony.

In 1984 the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust was formed to transform a fourteen-square block area of downtown Pittsburgh along the Penn-Liberty corridor. Today two dozen venues attract over 2,000,000 people to the Cultural District every year in one of the City’s best preserved and most nearly intact districts.

Pittsburgh’s streets were laid out in 1784 by the surveyors George Woods and Thomas Vickroy, who were agents of the Penn family in Philadelphia. This has historically been a diverse mix of urban uses and by 1900 many important local architects had left their mark on the Penn-Liberty area. A rail line ran down Liberty Avenue at the district’s southern edge and an elevated rail line was slated to run along the Allegheny River shore. But with the Depression of the 1930s the commercial buildings, theaters, hotels and stores began to slide into decline.

Our walking tour will explore these blocks of rebirth along the Allegheny River up but first we’ll start where Pittsburgh started, at the confluence of two great rivers coming together to form a third...

The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Bucket List

By Susan B. Malcolm Ph.D.

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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.

A Walking Tour of Pittsburgh-Business District, Pennsylvania (Look Up, America!)

By Doug Gelbert

Cruden Bay Books
Released: 2009-12-07
Kindle Edition (57 pages)

A Walking Tour of Pittsburgh-Business District, Pennsylvania (Look Up, America!)
 
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There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are preparing for a road trip or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a downloadable walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each walking tour describes historical and architectural landmarks and provides pictures to help out when those pesky street addresses are missing. Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on American streets.

The Pittsburgh streetscape is the mirror image of its fellow urban pillar of the Commonwealth, Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, city planners made the decision to knock down most of the its building stock that came after the 1840s to promote a Colonial appearance. In Pittsburgh the city planning was dome by a fire that ignited on the southeast corner of Ferry and Second streets at noon on April 10.1845. Before the windswept flames burned themselves out virtually every building in the downtown area was gone. Only one life was lost but an estimated 1,100 houses were destroyed along with cotton-factories, iron-works, glassworks, hotels and several churches in a general desolation. So all of Pittsburgh’s buildings date to after the 1850s.

Coincidentally, this is about the time the Pennsylvania Railroad reached the Allegheny River from Philadelphia and oil was discovered north of the city near Titusville. Pittsburgh was set to explode. The city’s great industrialists - Carnegie, Frick, Oliver and Phipps - were making unthinkable fortunes in steel mills and factories and finance. And soon they were itching to throw millions of dollars into building monumental skyscrapers to their legacies.

The avenue of choice for this building splurge was Grant Avenue, historically the outer limit of Pittsburgh. Grant Avenue was at one time Grant’s Hill, a natural eastern boundary for the city but also an impediment to a growing metropolis. Over the decades some 60 feet of “the Hump” would be removed. And after the most famous architect of the 20th century, Henry Hobson Richardson, constructed the epic Allegheny County Courthouse in 1884 it ignited a wave of modern skyscrapers that converted the street into downtown Pittsburgh’s showcase thoroughfare.

Our walking tour will begin in a small park in the shadow of Pittsburgh’s tallest skyscraper and later explore the narrow 25-foot wide street that emerged as Pittsburgh’s Wall Street in the late 1800s and early 1900s...

Rand Mcnally Easy To Read: Pennsylvania State Map

By Rand McNally

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Rand Mcnally Easy To Read: Pennsylvania State Map
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  • 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
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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

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

Pittsburgh to Cadiz - What's the Difference? (Part One Book 1)

By Mitchell Phillips McCrady

Kind Lines Publishing
Released: 2016-10-14
Kindle Edition (236 pages)

Pittsburgh to Cadiz - What s the Difference? (Part One Book 1)
 
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The first book of a series, the adventure begins near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While painting for the summer, Mitch Phillips and his coworker Kevin make plans for Europe. Long days mean nothing when there’s a reason. Fall comes and they catch a ride to NYC. Buying one-way tickets from a cheap airfare voucher company, they wait a couple days for an available flight at Kevin’s buddy’s flat. After landing in Luxembourg, they get lost in Amsterdam and then wait for the final leg in Manchester, England.

A hard, cold place. A dark humor, with stark personalities, they are greeted with mumbling accents, black hash, and wild mushrooms. Drugs and searching minds. Losing time. Anything is better than there or here or wait …

Up the road a bit, after a brief yet dramatic stop in Bolton, on Mitch's twenty-seventh birthday they are finally driven to the Highlands of Scotland for real purpose. Contracted to harvest Christmas trees, of all things, Mitch battles with his traveling partner, the weather, and his penchant for drugs and alcohol. He’s searching for the difference in life and the real meaning of art. He has a guitar, a camera, and a snowboard—nothing out of the ordinary. Everyone does this, right?

Pittsburgh Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2018

By Arthur S. Emerson

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The restaurants found in this guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (Cuisine Types). African, American, Argentine, Asian Fusion, Bangladeshi, Belgian, Brazilian, British, Cambodian, Cantonese, Caribbean, Chinese, Colombian, Cuban, Ethiopian, European, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Lebanese, Malaysian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mongolian, Moroccan, Pakistani, Peruvian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Szechuan, Taiwanese, Tex-Mex, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

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

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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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.


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