Pittsburgh the steel city

PITTSBURGH. THE STEEL CITY INDUSTRIAL CHARM

Even though Pittsburgh is known as the Steel City, it would be a huge mistake to consider this amazing American landmark a purely industrial place. After all, the city was founded in 1758, so it has to offer way more than a couple dozen skyscrapers with Google, Facebook and Apple offices. Its rich history can be traced everywhere – from beautiful old streets to amazing historic museums. All in all, despite its industrial reputation, Pittsburgh has a lot to offer when it comes to culture and history. Attractions like Andy Warhol Museum, University of Pittsburgh with Cathedral of Learning are only a few worth mentioning. So here I’m sharing with you guys the next spot from my ongoing # East Coast Tour 2017!

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Pittsburgh Heinz Factory

The old Heinz factory buildings nowadays don’t turn tomatoes into ketchup, instead, they themselves are turned into loft apartments, and some are still awaiting their next use. Still, the charm of gigantism and monumentalism still persists at this place. Willy-nilly, but the Charlie and the chocolate factory movie poped-up in front of my eyes when I was walking around this red bricklayered kingdom..

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University of Pittsburgh

Probably, one of the most prominent sights in the city, the University of Pittsburgh traces back to 1787. This simple fact makes Pittsburgh University one of the oldest educational establishments in the US. Its current name was given in 1908, and in 1966 the university became a part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education.

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Currently, the University of Pittsburgh is mostly known as a research facility with a striking $2 billion annual budget. As of today, students participate in 400+ different clubs and organizations, which makes this university one of the best in the United States — from the student perspective.

Due to its impressive history, a walk around the campus will be simply amazing. After all, Pittsburg Observatory is on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, the campus has a lot of impressive sights in the vicinity. Should you choose to go, make sure to stop by Carnegie Museum buildings, Forbes Field, Frick School, and of course — Botanic Gardens.

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Cathedral of Learning

Another Pittsburgh University historical building that deserves special attention. Today, this astonishing Gothic structure is one of the main attractions not only on the university campus but also in Pittsburgh in general. This is also the second tallest educational building in the entire Western hemisphere — so, definitely deserves a quick visit.
The Cathedral of Learning has over 2000 rooms used for educational purposes, and many of those them regularly appear on the university photos and postcards.

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Andy Warhol Museum

One more site you definitely should not overlook in Pittsburgh. In North America, this is the largest museum dedicated exclusively to one artist. And — let’s be completely honest — the pop art icon Andy Warhol deserves it!

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Plans for building the museum were announced 2.5 years after Warhol’s death and, since that time, the building got over $80 million worth of donations. Today, this industrial warehouse contains over a thousand of Warhol’s works, estimated roughly at $55 million.

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The building features seven floors and an underground, and you can visit it every day, except Wednesday and Monday. All of the seven floors are thematically organized, where the highest one is dedicated to the early years of artist’s work; the sixth one is exclusively for Warhol works from the 1960s; the fifth one is for the 1970s, etc. — you’ll see the point when you get there.

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Steel city Outdoors

If you are looking for something casual, take a stroll in one of the Pittsburgh parks. Point State Park and Schenley Park definitely deserve a shot. Finally, do not forget that apart from the ‘Steel City,’ Pittsburgh has another nickname — the City of Bridges. Currently, there are 446 of them, and each one can be a fantastic spot for a selfie.

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