Pittsburgh’s history in boxes.
“The wonderful story of steel is here told in such a way that those who have no technical knowledge of steel-making may enjoy and appreciate the miracles that have been accomplished.” -Herbert N. Casson, The Romance of Steel
“Opera is no longer a luxury, Opera is a vital necessity. It belongs to the people. We all must move and keep moving.
Yours in the cause of good music,
Mary Cardwell Dawson”
“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.
The Motivation that Fueled the Controversy
The Carnegie library of Pittsburgh is one of the many Carnegie librarys that can be seen around the world. Carnegie’s libraries are living legacies to his charity and compassion to the community. The Carnegie library of Pittsburgh is one of the largest ones that underwent extensive remodeling to shape the building to Carnegie’s liking and to attach the Carnegie museum of natural history to the library. Due to this change it’s possible to be wondering through stacks of books and look out certain windows and be meet with dinosaurs. Carnegie’s love of dinosaurs comes from the pride he took when an expedition Carnegie funded found a nearly complete fossil skeleton of a Diplodocus that he named “Dippy”.
“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…
You won’t want to spend the rest of your life here, but this architectural masterpiece is worth an afternoon of your time.
Earrings at Ujamaa: $35.
Al’s Special from Grandma B’s: $7.50
Haircut from Big Tom’s Barber Shop: $20
Visit to the Hill District to experience it all: Priceless Continue reading Over the Hill (District)
Explore a site of post-industrial isolation, this old blast furnace and National Historic Landmark remains a portal into Pittsburgh’s labored past.
“Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep […]
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there; I did not die.”
– Mary Elizabeth Frye, “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep” 1932.
What do Quantum Theatre Company, the Irene Kaufman Settlement House, and President Taft all have in common? RODEF SHALOM!