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Amazing photos! Glad you finally made the move to a gritty urban city that you have longed for.
Yeah man and my first trip to stl a few years ago made me fall in love with these kinds of cities.
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One thing I've noticed and have always been curious about is why many American cities built freeways along their waterfronts. The ones that immediately come to mind are New York, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Chicago. I imagine most were built around the same time, and was it just meant to be as unobtrusive to the city as possible? It seems somewhat unfortunate to lose out on that waterfront, but better than ploughing right through the city I suppose.
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Pittsburgh is what happens when you mix Appalachia with big city urbanism. I like how some of the isolated neighborhoods look like small towns and because of all the hills you can't see other neighborhoods or the skyline until you are almost right on top of it. It seems like a great place for people who a places that mixes rural with urban.
Agreed. It looks almost like a European city.
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Old Posted Mar 28, 2013, 10:11 PM
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Pittsburgh looks gorgeous as it is but you put it down on this set! Fantastic work!
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One thing I've noticed and have always been curious about is why many American cities built freeways along their waterfronts. The ones that immediately come to mind are New York, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Chicago. I imagine most were built around the same time, and was it just meant to be as unobtrusive to the city as possible? It seems somewhat unfortunate to lose out on that waterfront, but better than ploughing right through the city I suppose.
America didnt give a fuck about its history back in the 50s-80s and urban renewal was rampant. Basically all of our cities were destroyed during this time and are just now recovering from the urban renewal from the 30s-80s. Luckily the highways built along the waterfront for the most part in Pittsburgh was just rail yards or industrial areas. Luckily some of this countries most well known urban areas were spared destruction like New Orleans French Quarter which some asshat during the 50s wanted to completely destroy and run a freeway through. Also, Robert Moses wanted to destroy lower Manhattan and run highways all through it. But so much was destroyed. Cities like Houston, Boston, St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, etc all had huge historic neighborhoods ruined and torn down by urban renewal and highways built during the mid 1900s.
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goddamn these are beauty, especially the first one. i'd buy the book.
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I'm interested in the abandoned building shots... especially the one with the beautiful carpet and the fireplace that has been removed. Any insight into where that was taken and what the circumstances were?
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The house that was taken in is most likely fucked, although it could be restored but its right next to a highway across the street and its in a pretty high crime rate ghetto. The fireplace wasnt removed. I knocked it with my foot and all the soot fell out of it and partially collapsed onto the floor. Its in a neighborhood called Manchester north of downtown. The house is the same house I have pictured that has all the vines growing on it. Its pretty well screwed considering the neighborhood its in which is a huge shame considering the house probably dates from the 1850s-1870s. Yet again another neighborhood destroyed by highways and urban renewal bs of the mid 1900s. Ive seen far worse stuff get restored in north st louis but I just dont see that part of this city being restored although parts of Manchester have been restored in the past 10 years but the restored parts have quickly turned into ghetto shitholes again. We will just have to wait for gentrification to take hold to improve this neighborhood and insure the preservation of it.
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I enjoy visiting Pittsburgh. Nice photos.

From an aerial perspective, this area resembles Soulard in St. Louis.

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I enjoy visiting Pittsburgh. Nice photos.

From an aerial perspective, this area resembles Soulard in St. Louis.
It really does, on the ground this area of Pittsburgh is kind of cinched together a little tighter though (at least has narrower streets). This area disturbingly reminds me of the rooftop photos of the Mill Creek Valley in St. Louis (while being demolished) where the streets were tight like in PGH.


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That's were the fucking arch went right?
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That's were the fucking arch went right?
No, this was due west of downtown, between midtown and union station. It's almost all light industrial and transportation infrastucture now, you wouldnt even know it was there because a lot of the stuff that replaced the old stuff is aging itself, now.


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Well from what I see the city has has loads of character in the neighbourhoods...have you been into the city center yet or is there not much there??...Curious!
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Glorious Grit. I need to go back.
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Well from what I see the city has has loads of character in the neighbourhoods...have you been into the city center yet or is there not much there??...Curious!
Pittsburgh has a great downtown. Very compact and busy.
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