The US Steel Tower in Pittsburgh.
This is the tallest building in downtown Pittsburgh and one of the 50 tallest in the world at 64 stories. It is a monument to Pittsburgh’s history as it used to be the headquarters of USX Steel, which was the conglomerate that was created when JP Morgan bought Carnegie Steel.
What people don’t know is the building has the largest flat surface of any major skyscraper in the world at about an acre. There have been some movements to turn it into a park but the owners of the building – according to wikipedia – have never replied to requests by local organizations. I used to work in a long closed restaurant that was at the top of the building and it’s possible to see clouds roll by your window.
I’ve been trying to get a cool picture of the entrance to the park for a while. It’s a little tilted, but I like this one.
This is a patio in the garden of an old church in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District. You have to cross the threshold to step to the statue.
Now that jess and I are settled into the new downtown Pittsburgh apartment, I’ll have a few posts for this week.
This is one of my favorite parts of walking home every day:
This is one of Pittsburgh’s icons…the Warner Center.
This post comes from Louis Kroeck of the Pittsburgh Happy Hour Blog and is part of a special day of shenanigans from other Pittsburgh Bloggers. You can see my post over on Syntaxx Errorrr, where I talk about- and link to – unique Pittsburgh ways to celebrate the warmer months that are finally here.
Mr. Kroeck has generously offered to buy some South Side happy hour drinks for one lucky person that can guess which bars own these basements. Pittsburgh basements have a unique character and special ambiance unique to our town. Please leave your guesses in a comment below.
The first three pictures are bar number 1:
These are bar number 2:
These are bar number 3:
Please make sure to visit the other great local blogs that are taking part in the event
A Librarian’s Lists and Letters
Crank Crank Revolution
D&T In the Burgh
Don’t Forget to Eat
everybody loves you…
Oh Honestly, Erin
Orange Chair Blog
Red Pen Mama
Small Town Dad
Sole for the Soul
Tall Tales from a Small Town
The Firecracker Blog
The Pittsburgh Mommy Blog
The Steel Trap
West of Mars
Yinz R Readin
Yum Yum PGH
Love this shot. It is my submission for this week’s challenge. I have a few articles I’m working on that should be submitted soon.