“Cycling is possibly the greatest and most pleasurable form of transport ever invented. Its like walking only with one-tenth of the effort. Ride through a city and you can understand its geography in a way that no motorist, contained by one-way signs and traffic jams, will ever be able to. You can whiz from one side to the other in minutes. You can overtake £250,000 sports cars that are going nowhere fast. You can park pretty much anywhere. It truly is one of the greatest feelings of freedom once can have in a metropolitan environment. It’s amazing you can feel this free in a modern city.” –Daniel Pemberton, The Book of Idle Pleasures
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“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.
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“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.
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“We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.” –Picasso
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