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Old Posted Oct 10, 2012, 2:57 AM
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Pittsburgh - North Shore

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.













Alcoa:
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.







the warhol:
One of the area's historic buildings (1911) has housed this museum dedicated to Pittsburgh native and artist Andy Warhol since 1994.





PNC Park:
The Pittsburgh Pirates major league baseball team calls this stadium their home.



















Starkist:
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.







Water Steps:
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?















Stage AE:
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.









Great Lawn:



Heinz Field:
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.















Rivers Casino:
This large gaming facility is the Westernmost development of the North Shore.



























Allegheny Station:
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

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Old Posted Oct 10, 2012, 11:54 AM
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Very nice area. Thanks for the shots.

I like both stadiums, PNC Park and Heinz Field. Besides, I like the sculptures and green areas. Very interesting walk.

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain!
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Great shots of my current city, geomorph! Were you just in town recently when you took those?

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^"All photographs taken in May 2012 by geomorph"

Very nice thread. But one has to ask, why no skyline shot from Mt. Washington?
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Great tour. This area really has a LOT to photograph. One of the best places in the Burgh nowadays to walk/run or ride a bike too.
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Mr. Rogers the River Mud Monster will eat you!

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Damn, everything I see of Pittsburgh impresses me. Gotta go there someday.
Well done, from Salt Lake City.
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Make the bad man go away mommy!!
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I can't get enough of Pittsburgh. Great pics. That statue is a little creepy. haha
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Thanks for the wonderful showcase of our city!!
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glowrock, I visited for the first time last May, I had a great time. I stayed on the North Shore for the week, except for the first night when I stayed near the airport. I will post threads of downtown and Oakland pretty soon!

cubicalrebel, the first few shots are from Mt. Washington, I will post the classic shots of downtown from there in my downtown thread!

I apologize to all for the images in the thread that display larger (and in some of my other threads too); I have not been able to get an answer from the image host site on why certain images occasionally display larger and at other times they don't! I always upload them at the same size as all the others.
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ive been curious so thx for showing whats up with these developments.
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Damn, everything I see of Pittsburgh impresses me.
That'll end when you see I-376 between I-79 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
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Looks rather attractive!
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That'll end when you see I-376 between I-79 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
That's ok. The Schuylkill Expressway from Plymouth Meeting to the Walt Witman Bridge has that same effect for Philadelphia. ;-)

Coming back to the Burgh, it will be interesting to see how the rest of the North Shore will develop now that the T is over there... Hopefully they'll modify the zoning over there to reflect that and call for more density than what is already there...
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That'll end when you see I-376 between I-79 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Are you saying Beaver County?? That's where I have lived in that corridor my whole life.
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Gorgeous shots. I walk through that neighborhood every day on my way to work.
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Too bland for my liking: I'd rather see a Lawrenceville thread.
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