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Underrated: Pittsburgh
« on: October 31, 2018, 08:32:04 AM »


Modern Cities shares the sites and scenes from what may be one of the country's most underrated and overlooked urban environments: Downtown Pittsburgh

Full article: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/underrated-pittsburgh/
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Re: Underrated: Pittsburgh
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 09:04:25 AM »
Nice pics. But the streets seem a bit empty. Was it really cold outside?
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Re: Underrated: Pittsburgh
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 10:04:28 AM »
It was 34 degrees and on a Sunday.
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Re: Underrated: Pittsburgh
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2018, 10:17:47 AM »
Pittsburgh is one city I haven't made it to yet.  It was a pretty big city in the 1900-1950 period, and it looks like a lot of the building stock from that period survived.
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Re: Underrated: Pittsburgh
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2018, 10:57:03 AM »
It was 34 degrees and on a Sunday.

That explains it. The downtown looked like it should be vibrant, but seemed pretty dead.
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Re: Underrated: Pittsburgh
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2018, 11:07:00 AM »
Great article and incredible pictures as usual on your out of town excursions, but I think it's high time for us to stop using the "underrated" moniker to Pittsburg in 2018 (same with Milwaukee, Buffalo, Baltimore, Detroit, Cincinnati, etc.) Primarily the willfully ignorant do not recognize the rebirth and revitalization strides these old industrial titans with their rich cultural and architectural histories have taken to remake themselves over the last decade or so.

If you want to talk underrated cities, try Newark, NJ and what's been going on in their CBD now and over the last 5-10 years. And visitors from Jacksonville to downtown Newark will notice this similarities in their buildings and forays and foibles in their inner core revitalization efforts (with the notable exception of Newark's educational institutions, mass transit options, and Portugal Day).

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Re: Underrated: Pittsburgh
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 11:25:19 AM »
Great article and incredible pictures as usual on your out of town excursions, but I think it's high time for us to stop using the "underrated" moniker to Pittsburg in 2018 (same with Milwaukee, Buffalo, Baltimore, Detroit, Cincinnati, etc.) Primarily the willfully ignorant do not recognize the rebirth and revitalization strides these old industrial titans with their rich cultural and architectural histories have taken to remake themselves over the last decade or so.

If you want to talk underrated cities, try Newark, NJ and what's been going on in their CBD now and over the last 5-10 years. And visitors from Jacksonville to downtown Newark will notice this similarities in their buildings and forays and foibles in their inner core revitalization efforts (with the notable exception of Newark's educational institutions, mass transit options, and Portugal Day).

No way can Buffalo ever be anything but overrated.
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Re: Underrated: Pittsburgh
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 11:37:24 AM »
I'll do an article later on the Strip District but things were more active on Saturday when it was a bit warmer...mid 40s. Here's a few pictures:












Oh yeah and for those who say ALDI won't do urban...

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Re: Underrated: Pittsburgh
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 11:45:42 AM »
Pittsburgh is one city I haven't made it to yet.  It was a pretty big city in the 1900-1950 period, and it looks like a lot of the building stock from that period survived.

Yes, in the early 20th century it was in the top 8. From what I can tell, their major urban renewal areas were the Hill District (Pittsburgh's version of LaVilla) and the closed mills and railyards along its waterfront. In terms of riverfront revitalization, they get a grade A.



https://pittnews.com/article/124529/arts-and-entertainment/historic-pittsburgh-fair/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill_District_(Pittsburgh)

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Re: Underrated: Pittsburgh
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2018, 01:37:20 PM »
Great article and incredible pictures as usual on your out of town excursions, but I think it's high time for us to stop using the "underrated" moniker to Pittsburg in 2018 (same with Milwaukee, Buffalo, Baltimore, Detroit, Cincinnati, etc.) Primarily the willfully ignorant do not recognize the rebirth and revitalization strides these old industrial titans with their rich cultural and architectural histories have taken to remake themselves over the last decade or so.

If you want to talk underrated cities, try Newark, NJ and what's been going on in their CBD now and over the last 5-10 years. And visitors from Jacksonville to downtown Newark will notice this similarities in their buildings and forays and foibles in their inner core revitalization efforts (with the notable exception of Newark's educational institutions, mass transit options, and Portugal Day).

No way can Buffalo ever be anything but overrated.

Yeah but their bars can stay open until 4AM  on weekends so there's that  ;D

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Re: Underrated: Pittsburgh
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2018, 02:13:49 PM »
Pittsburgh is an amazing city from an urban standpoint. Really impressive, extremely beautiful from the inclines. Agree, not sure it is "underrated" anymore. Buffalo, Baltimore and Detroit still carry much more of a stigma so it's different for them.

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Re: Underrated: Pittsburgh
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2018, 02:57:55 PM »
Great article and incredible pictures as usual on your out of town excursions, but I think it's high time for us to stop using the "underrated" moniker to Pittsburg in 2018 (same with Milwaukee, Buffalo, Baltimore, Detroit, Cincinnati, etc.) Primarily the willfully ignorant do not recognize the rebirth and revitalization strides these old industrial titans with their rich cultural and architectural histories have taken to remake themselves over the last decade or so.

If you want to talk underrated cities, try Newark, NJ and what's been going on in their CBD now and over the last 5-10 years. And visitors from Jacksonville to downtown Newark will notice this similarities in their buildings and forays and foibles in their inner core revitalization efforts (with the notable exception of Newark's educational institutions, mass transit options, and Portugal Day).

No way can Buffalo ever be anything but overrated.

Yeah but their bars can stay open until 4AM  on weekends so there's that  ;D

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