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Old Posted Dec 7, 2011, 6:50 PM
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Night riding through Pittsburgh

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I didn't even notice you took photos LOL!
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what deh heck you ridin' to get those shots from above?
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Old Posted Dec 8, 2011, 12:14 PM
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I didn't even notice you took photos LOL!
Sneak attack. I was holding my phone out the window to get photos of you driving.


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blimp. No actually I just parked on the top floor of a 7 story parking garage to get those first couple.
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Old Posted Dec 9, 2011, 8:22 PM
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What, shit cell phone quality shots?
These were even taken with one of the best Samsung Galaxy droid phones on the market! I hate cell phone pics. They truly suck. That's why hardly anyone's commenting....
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Old Posted Dec 12, 2011, 2:35 PM
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hey very cool -- i am always in aware of nightshots they are tough to do. nice job.

so is there anything better than the entrance to pitts via the pitt tunnel at night? i dont think so -- it will take your breath away! maybe you could try to capture that sometime?
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hey very cool -- i am always in aware of nightshots they are tough to do. nice job.

so is there anything better than the entrance to pitts via the pitt tunnel at night? i dont think so -- it will take your breath away! maybe you could try to capture that sometime?
One of the best "Oh shit, there's downtown!" vistas in the country, if not the world right there! Of course anyone taking photos had BETTER be a passenger, since it's a big enough pain in the ass to drive through that area yet alone trying to snap a photo!

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Exactly as I imagined...great shots, can't wait to come back!
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What, shit cell phone quality shots?
These were even taken with one of the best Samsung Galaxy droid phones on the market! I hate cell phone pics. They truly suck. That's why hardly anyone's commenting....
these are great...just call it "drunk filter" and it'll be a smash trend hit!

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Old Posted Dec 24, 2011, 4:40 PM
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What's happening on the corner?

Good question Steve. This was a very unsightly little triangle building that had the ugliest lottery billboard on it's roof at all times. I did a google search and oddly enough the only picture i could find of it was one that I took a couple years ago that shows the top of the billboard.




And here is an article about what they are doing there:

PNC proposes further development on Liberty





Wednesday, April 07, 2010
By Mark Belko, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With its sparkling 23-story office tower on Fifth Avenue virtually complete, PNC Financial Services Group is turning its attention to a companion block of Downtown.

The financial giant is interested in redeveloping two publicly owned properties at 600 and 604 Liberty Ave., adjacent to its new Three PNC Plaza building, to "further enhance the neighborhood."

City Urban Redevelopment Authority board members are expected to consider a proposal Thursday to give PNC 90 days to come up with a redevelopment plan for the properties and negotiate a final purchase.

Both are located at the intersection of Liberty and Sixth Street adjacent to the entrance to the just-opened Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel in Three PNC Plaza and a small park PNC built as part of the development.

The buildings, separated by a privately owned structure that houses a convenience store, also sit across the street from Heinz Hall and can be seen by those coming into Downtown on Sixth.

A corner building, 600 Liberty, now houses Liberty Travel, while 604 Liberty is vacant.

URA executive director Rob Stephany said PNC wants to "renovate and reposition" the properties in an effort to make them more of a welcoming point.

"They don't have proposed tenants or reuses yet, but I think the notion is they're in the heart of that investment zone and they want to try to clean up things around them," he said.

He said that part of Liberty "has become a little dark corner of what otherwise is a really bright spot of Downtown."

Mr. Stephany said the "big ideas" that have been kicked around for the properties include the use of one as a welcoming center for visitors or maybe even as a police mini-station.

PNC also is toying with the idea of making the three-story building at 604 Liberty into very exclusive housing space that could be used by entertainers performing in the cultural district or perhaps even as an extension of the Fairmont, Mr. Stephany said.

The bank also is proposing to remove two billboards attached to 600 Liberty.

Fred Solomon, a PNC spokesman, declined to discuss specific reuses for the buildings until plans are approved by the URA. He would only say PNC expects to acquire them for a "business purpose and to further enhance the neighborhood."

Mike Edwards, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership president and CEO, wrote a letter in support of the venture.

"PNC has made a major contribution to the Golden Triangle, and we feel comfortable that having them as the owner of 600 and 604 Liberty Avenue means we will have a quality building and a quality tenant," he wrote.

PNC was one of two firms to respond to a request for proposals in December. The other dropped out.

Mark Belko: mbelko@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1262.
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2011, 4:55 PM
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these are great...just call it "drunk filter" and it'll be a smash trend hit!

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You have no idea. I was ripped.
Being wasted in Pittsburgh would be hilarious...the downtown shaped as a triangle with 23 bridges in and out. As long as I had my Primantis fresh and ready, I'm game
If you're ripped in Canada, it's cause your heads full of the green stuff haha and there's lots to go around!

I like a random night tour though...thanks PA Pride!
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