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Buffalo's Worst Nightmare
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Amongst many other superlatives, Pittsburgh is known as the City of Three Rivers and the City of Bridges (supposedly more bridges than any other city in the world). The three major rivers (Allegheny and Monongahela... forming the Ohio) transform into a boating enthusiast's paradise in the summer months. The rivers are packed with small pleasure craft, motorboats, canoes, kayaks, hydrobikes, jet skis, river taxis, barges and the party boats of the Gateway Clipper Fleet. As part of an effort to make Pittsburgh's 6 riverfronts more recreation-friendly, many bike/walking trails have been established where steel mills used to stand.

Here's a shot of the skyline from the Technology Park along the Monongahela River.

I walked the trail along the south side of the Monongahela... there's another trail on the north shore of the river.

a jet ski in front of the Tech Park

Duquesne University is located high upon a bluff

a sylvan enclave adjacent to Pittsburgh's bustling South Side neighborhood

10th St. Bridge

posh riverfront condos... doh, i mean jailcells

Terminal Buildings... recently converted into Class A office space

Liberty Bridge

light rail

a lonely paddler

Smithfield Bridge

Mon Wharf (the crane is building an 18-story riverfront condo tower)

crazy people at Station Square

a huge vessel

aerial view of the Station Square entertainment/shopping/dining complex

PPG Place... it's not just a skyscraper...

that warehouse-ish building on the right is undergoing conversion into student housing for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh

purely Pittsburgh

Cupples Stadium on the South Side... home of Pittsburgh City Schools high school football... and the Pittsburgh Passion... the Steel City's entry into the National Women's Football Association

views from Mt. Washington

i want to ride my bicycle

sunsplashed homes

views from Grandview Park

frisbee enthusiasts at downtown's Point State Park... the site of the infamous confluence

out there yonder is the Ohio River

looking at the North Shore and Allegheny River

The Three Sisters

Renaissance Hotel

a boat races past the former world headquarters of Alcoa ( :( )

recently opened apartment tower

Convention Center... the largest LEED certified "green" building in the world

new "arts" high school

so when are you coming to visit?

Pittsburgh River Rescue

Roberto Clemente

sidewalk cafes in the North Side

I'm not a perv... I'm just documenting how people interact with the water feature ;)


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1. glad to see there moving the "arties" out of aleghetto center into downtown

2. does that "art school" still leave that horrible led wall lit up?

3. why in gods name would anyone want to do anything in that river?
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