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Introducing Urban Connectivity: Pittsburgh's Strip District
« on: December 13, 2006, 12:00:00 AM »
Introducing Urban Connectivity: Pittsburgh's Strip District



The Strip District - it sounds like a red light district but it is really a region of Pittsburgh, PA known for its wholesalers, restaurants and funky shops. The Strip is a favorite weekend destination for Pittsburghers and is a must-see for out-of-town visitors.Traditionally, the Strip District -- a flat strip of land on the south shore of the Allegheny River, just east of Downtown -- was filled with warehouses and small factories. The restaurants were there primarily to service the Strip's workers. It has only been in the past 20 years or so that retail shops, wholesalers with retail front ends, restaurants and dance clubs have opened.The Strip is not for the faint of heart. It’s not the product of an oh-so-neat and tidy master plan. The Strip has weathered hard times and boom periods, evolving to meet the changing marketplace in a rugged and frequently chaotic fashion. It is a place where dreams are made and broken.

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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006, 11:05:36 AM »
I enjoy the look of the old buildings, it gives the area a diverse look... Good job.