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Old Posted Nov 29, 2009, 3:36 AM
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Am back in Philly for Thanksgiving, leave tomorrow to go back to Pitt.

Subway ride downtown:


Admiring my city






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These photos were taken Sunday in Philly right before I had to get on the bus to head back to Pittsburgh

The skyline from near the University City train station:


University City Houses near Drexel:





Skyscrapers:


New Convention Center Expansion:



Love Park is ready:


Broad Street:


Chinatown:




Spring Garden Station:


Greyhound bus garage:


Deleware Ave:











The city:

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Pennsylvania is drool-worthy.
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So yesterday I went out when it was snowing, but the snow stopped when I took these:

Mural downtown. Pittsburgh has few compared to Philly:


The skyline from near Mellon Arena



Steel Plaza Subway Station Entrance


Mellon Arena:


Consol Energy Center:


The Skyline and the Dome


Consol and Mellon Arena:



Random:


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The Pittsburgh Amtrak station, on top is apartments/condos. I will be leaving from here on the train home to Philly this friday morning:


UMPC dominates the view entering downtown from the MLK jr. East Busway:
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Ellsworth Ave in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh has some nice homes. This area appears to be a bit wealthy, is close to Pitt and Carnegie Mellon, and has the 71C bus route connecting it with East Wilkinsburg, Oakland, and downtown Pittsburgh (and this route is due to become a Rapid Route in early 2010 meaning more service).

So here are my photos of Ellesworth Ave:





















Also, the Negley Station (right off Ellsworth) on the MLK jr. East Busway gives even faster service to downtown or Swissvale:
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Is it just me, or is Mellon Arena just about the most god-awful building on the planet? Wow, that thing is a horrendous beast...

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Waiting for a bus that never showed up:


(different stop)


Smithfield Bridge:



The skyline from across the Monongahela:










Penn Ave at the Wood Street T Station:


Station Square:


Heinz Field down river:


A plane headed for the airport:


Monongahela incline:











Panhandle bridge carries the T over the Monongahela:
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Is it just me, or is Mellon Arena just about the most god-awful building on the planet? Wow, that thing is a horrendous beast...

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Its days are numbered. Hopefully they replace it along with the endless parking lots with some smart infill.
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Its days are numbered. Hopefully they replace it along with the endless parking lots with some smart infill.
More parking lots for the new Arena
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Back in Pittsburgh after Winter Break. It has snowed for three days in a row, finally went out today to capture some of it

The city from the bridge. The walkway was unplowed (unlike the road part), so I got plenty wet from this:





Looking towards Station Square and Mt. Washington:


The Panhandle Bridge carries light rail trains from downtown to Library, Allentown, and South Hills Village Mall across the Monongahela:


First Ave T Station, the only above ground downtown station:



The Skyline from First Ave:


An incline:




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Wow! You've really been getting around. You need to meet up with one of the local masters who has a car, so you can see some of the out of the way spots.
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I don't really care for this mural... but I really hate the design of that garage... just awful... destroys the whole streetscape in a really crucial area of downtown.

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This trip comprised mostly of visiting the North Shore to check out the skyline views from over there.



Not the North Shore:


Now the North Shore:

Allegheny Commons Park




Neighborhoods:












The 7th Street Bridge, one of many that connect downtown and North Shore:


The Skyline from Federal Street:



The skyline from Perrysville Ave:

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your best photos yet... yay for snow!
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your best photos yet... yay for snow!
You just wait, right now I am trying hard to save for a good camera, like a Panasonic GF2 (not yet out, later this year ) or something small with better image quality than my Panasonic TZ3 and ZS3. Before I graduate I should have enough for a better camera.
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Great thread. I love the density and especially the spectacular topography of Pittsburgh.

I've always been taken aback, though, by the number of deteriorated neighborhoods in the city that show up in various web forums (of course, there are many areas that are very nice). But regarding the many deteriorated areas, what kinds of urban renewal are taking place? How do things compare with, say, 20 years ago? I.e., are a lot of improvements taking place, as in most American cities?
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Great thread. I love the density and especially the spectacular topography of Pittsburgh.

I've always been taken aback, though, by the number of deteriorated neighborhoods in the city that show up in various web forums (of course, there are many areas that are very nice). But regarding the many deteriorated areas, what kinds of urban renewal are taking place? How do things compare with, say, 20 years ago? I.e., are a lot of improvements taking place, as in most American cities?
Yeah, there is some. For example the East Liberty area is going through a bit of a renaissance with new stores and restaurants like a Borders and Walgreens, plus it is getting a 2 story Target and lots of other redevelopment.

New update:

I took the 41E bus up to Mt. Washington then walked to the South Hills Junction T station. This is Warrington Ave, which the 52 Allentown T line follows partially from downtown to South Hills Village:




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Marvelous photos. I've got to figure out how to get back east one of these days. Pittsburgh is at the top of my list.
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Morningside. I took the bus up there once again to drop of clothes in the Goodwill drop box, but this time decided to explore the area little bit. This neighborhood is at the northern edge of the city and borders the Allegheny River,.
House with a lot of green:


Street is steep, needs steps for the sidewalk:


Houses here are close together:


Art:






Looking across the river to Sharpsburg:



As everywhere in the city, bus transportation is excellent:



Still Christmas in January:






Later in the day, I went downtown and to the North Shore, saw this:
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