Maybe I'll head up there this weekend... I've always kind of liked the way Black Hawk and Central City look, especially the taller, more massive buildings right in the narrow canyon. Cheesy? Yes, of course. Very interesting in terms of architecture and especially engineering? You betcha!
"The three most beautiful cities in the world are Paris, St. Petersburg & Pittsburgh. If Pittsburgh were situated somewhere in the heart of Europe tourists would eagerly journey hundreds of miles out of their way to visit it." The New Yorker Jan. 9, 1989