“We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.” – Tim Berners-Lee
From Stanton Heights to Oakland, the legacy of the Schenley family lives on. Once part of the “Picnic House”, the lavish 19th century Croghan-Schenley Ballroom can now be seen inside the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning. Continue reading Croghan-Schenley Ballroom: Pitt’s Forgotten Gem
“A building to rise 500 feet or more above the grass…perfect in all details of material and design, would be a symbol of life on the campus. It would tell Pittsburgh every day of these values. It would unify Pittsburgh into a community conscious of its character…and no student could be so dumb but that he would at some time feel the lines and arches cry out to him a powerful note of victory and adventure.” – John G. Bowman
At the center of the University of Pittsburgh campus, this is one 535 foot tall landmark that you simply can not miss.
“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” -Andrew Carnegie
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a staple of the city. Providing thousands with access to books and digital media, the library system has surely established itself as an imperative part of the city.
Continue reading Just a Library? I Think Not…
An open air shrine honoring Our Lady of the Parkway located in the neighborhood of South Oakland. The shrine is perched on a cliff overlooking downtown and your prayers will be complemented by the traffic buzzing by below.
Where it lacks in fame, the Cloud Factory makes up with its natural power.