Pittsburgh's North Shore is an area of the city across the Allegheny River (and the confluence of the Allegheny with the Monongahela to form the Ohio River) from downtown. It is a thin strip of mostly flat land that is being redeveloped; most of the developments have been built within the last decade, while a handful of older buildings have been saved. There is still a considerable amount of land open for future developments. The focus of the area is a mix of leisure and cultural facilities as well as various mid-sized business offices and hotels. This tour will start with an overview, and then proceed from East to West along the waterfront and then loop back East a few blocks inland.
View of the North Shore from Mount Washington:
The first view is from across the Ohio River to the Western part of the area (with neighborhoods such as Allegheny Center behind it); the second is a closer view of Heinz Field; and the third is a closer view of part of the waterfront a little further East from Heniz Field.
Fort Duquesne Bridge:
This is the last bridge across the Allegheny River before it joins the Monongahela to form the Ohio River downstream. In this view, downtown is on the left and North Shore is on the right.
Roberto Clemente Bridge, Andy Warhol Bridge, and Rachel Carson Bridge:
Three identical bridges that link downtown to the North Shore cross the Allegheny River close to one another; they were built in the mid-1920's and were originally called the Sixth Street Bridge, Seventh Street Bridge, and Ninth Street Bridge but have been renamed for these famous people who made an impact on local history.
This office building for the aluminum corporation that has been headquartered in Pittsburgh for most of its history sits on the river between two of the Three Sisters bridges.
Contemporary Office Buildings:
Several blocks nearby are occupied with some mid-sized complexes neighboring some historic buildings.
One of the area's historic buildings (1911) has housed this museum dedicated to Pittsburgh native and artist Andy Warhol since 1994.
The Pittsburgh Pirates major league baseball team calls this stadium their home.
This office building next to PNC Park is branded with the famous tuna brand that was formerly owned by Del Monte Foods (which has a nearby office building branded with its own name).
Korean War Veteran's Memorial:
The entire waterfront of the North Shore is lined by North Shore Park, which features several memorials along its length.
This stepped fountain cascades down the slope; across from the top of its course is a Hyatt Place hotel. Nearby is the elevated freeway leading to Fort Duquesne Bridge.
Market Street Pier:
Del Monte Center and Vietnam Veterans' Monument:
This corporate office building features another of the memorials between it and the riverfront; oddly, it is unclear whether the pineapple-shaped structure of the monument is a reference to the country's produce (did Vietnam grow pineapples?) or the adjoining corporation's canning industry! Exactly what is being memorialized here?
This mid-sized concert venue features an indoor stage as well as an outdoor fenced area for summer concerts.
More North Shore Park:
Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
Fred Rogers Statue:
A stone arch over a viewpoint creates the framework for this depiction of children's television host Mr. Rogers, another famous local figure.
This stadium is the home to the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers as well as the University of Pittsburgh's Panthers football team (although the university itself is a few miles away in the Oakland neighborhood).
Carnegie Science Center:
This museum is next to Heinz Field and features an historic submarine docked adjacent to it for touring.
This large gaming facility is the Westernmost development of the North Shore.
The T is Pittsburgh's light rail/subway system; there are two stations on the North Shore. This elevated stop is the end of the line and is located behind Heinz Field.
West General Robinson Street Garage and North Shore Station:
This massive parking facility is built atop the other North Shore T station, which at this point is a subway before proceeding beneath the Allegheny River to the downtown stations.
All photographs taken in May 2012 by geomorph.
See my other Pittsburgh threads:
Downtown - Historic Era : http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=203104
Downtown - Modern Era : http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=203090
Oakland - Part 1 : http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...01#post5951301
Oakland - Part 2 : http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=203218