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Old December 18th, 2007, 06:14 PM   #1
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Pittsburgh: North Shore, Golden Triangle

North Shore is a neighborhood on Pittsburgh's North Side, north of the Allegheny River. The North Shore was once part of Allegheny City, a separate city that was annexed by Pittsburgh in 1907. The neighborhood was the site of Exhibition Park, where the first World Series was held in 1903. The stadium was located near present-day PNC Park, and the Boston Americans defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series. Pittsburgh's stadiums have been located in the North Shore since 1970, and this continues to the present. Light rail is being extended via underground tunnel to the North Shore, to accomodate for foot traffic to both PNC Park and Heinz Field.

Old buildings on General Robinson Street.

A parking garage with ground floor retail on General Robinson Street.

The Andy Warhol Museum, at Sandusky & General Robinson Streets. The museum was opened in 1994.

The North Shore Apartments on Anderson Street along the Allegheny River.

Looking at Allegheny Landing from the Roberto Clemente Bridge. Allegheny Landing was built in 1984 and is considered to be the first sculpture park in the United States.

The view of Downtown from Allegheny Landing, with the Andy Warhol Bridge on the left and the Roberto Clemente Bridge on the right.

Buildings along Isabella Street.

228 Isabella Street, home to the U.S. Maglev Development Corporation.

Infill on 7th Street.

The main entrance to PNC Park, at General Robinson Street & Mazeroski Way. PNC Park was opened in 2001.

A statue of Roberto Clemente sits outside of PNC Park at the foot of the Roberto Clemente Bridge on Federal Street.

Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I-279 is in the foreground.

A new building on North Shore Drive and along the Ohio River.

PNC Park from the Roberto Clemente Bridge.

Looking up the Roberto Clemente Bridge at the North Shore. PNC Park is on the left.

Looking north from PNC Park at I-279 and Allegheny Center in the foreground, and the neighborhoods of Perry South and Fineview in the background.

Looking over I-279 at Heinz Field.

Looking west at the Fort Duquesne Bridge, which carries I-279 over the Allegheny River.

Duquesne Heights, a neighborhood on the south side of the Ohio River, from PNC Park.

The entrance to the Fort Pitt Tunnel and the rowhouses on the top of the hill in the Mount Washington neighborhood from PNC Park.

Looking at Downtown from the foot of the Rachel Carson Bridge.

The Golden Triangle is Pittsburgh's central business district. The name is used interchangably with "Downtown". The Golden Triangle sit in the wedge of land between the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers. The Golden Triangle consists of several distinct areas, including the Cultural District along the Allegheny River; Market Square, the heart of Downtown; and First Side, an area along the Monongahela River.

Looking east at Mellon Arena, the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Mellon Arena was built in 1961 and is the oldest arena in the NHL. It was also built with a retractable roof, to accomodate for outdoor concerts, but due to poor acoustics, no orchestra has played in the arena since 1968. The roof can still open, but it has been opened just a few times in the past several years.

Looking up Liberty Avenue at 7th Avenue.

The Baum Building, at the corner of Liberty Avenue and Strawberry Way. The building was built near the turn of the 20th century, and was used as a performing arts center for vaudeville acts and later as a nightclub for jazz performers.

Looking up 6th Avenue. The Trinity Cathedral, in the center, is being renovated. The cathedral, the center of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, was dedicated in 1872. Closer in the foreground is the First Presbyterian Church. In the foreground is the McCreery Department Store Building, located at Wood Street and 6th Avenue and built in 1904.

Businesses on Wood Street at Forbes Avenue. The Commonwealth Building, built in 1902, is in the center in the background. The Bonn Building, built in 1893, is to the right.

The Allegheny County Courthouse on Grant Street. The courthouse was built from 1884 to 1888 on the site of the previous courthouse.

The Frick Building, built in 1902, is on the right, across Grant Street from the Allegheny County Courthouse. The Lawyers Building, built in 1928, is on the left, and the Allegheny Building, built in 1906, is in the center.

One Oxford Centre, built in 1983 on Grant Street between 3rd & 4th Streets.

The Union Trust Building, at 5th & Grant Streets. The building was built in 1916 and was originally a shopping area known as the Union Arcade. The unique roof is the result of a restrictive covenant; the building was built on the site of St. Paul's Cathedral, seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, and the roof is to remind locals of the cathedral that stood on the site beforehand.

Looking at the skyscrapers near the tip of the Golden Triangle from the Roberto Clemente Bridge.

Looking west from the Roberto Clemente Bridge down at the Fort Duquesne Bridge and the mouth of the Allegheny River.

Looking across the Allegheny River at the Golden Triangle from the North Shore.

Looking at downtown Pittsburgh from PNC Park.

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Old December 18th, 2007, 06:34 PM   #2
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Too bad it was a cloudy day because your photos would have been even more impressive. Pittsburgh urban core is truly fantastic. A great combination of older and modern architecture. Thanks for the great photos
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Visit this thread on my hometown (Kalamata, Greece) and this one, too.

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I think Portland, Oregon is Pittsburgh's West Coast baby brother.
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Old December 19th, 2007, 01:48 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by philadweller View Post
I think Portland, Oregon is Pittsburgh's West Coast baby brother.
That is weird, I was thinking how much Pittsburgh looked like Portland. Pittsburgh is right up there with Cleveland and Chicago as my favourite American cities.
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