Devoted to Downtown
Thrilled to be part of this movement (“Deep in
the Heart of Downtown,” August 2016).
Interesting time. The intersection of public art,
parks and events are wide ranging. We could use
more fun shopping.
I fell in love with Downtown when I was 19
years old living at The Evangeline Residence
on the Boulevard of the Allies. I looked out
my seventh-floor window at the cityscape and
walked through town and Point State Park on
lazy Sunday afternoons. I hung out at Market
Square bars like The Cheshire Cat and bumped
into “ladies of the evening” on every corner along
Liberty Avenue. I went to two schools Downtown
and worked Downtown for 17 years. When I was
28, I bought a home on Mount Washington so
I could be three-and-a-half minutes away from
my favorite neighborhood. And even though I
work in Oakland now, I still bus it Downtown
for lunch, find a good happy hour there after
work and take full advantage of its Cultural
District. I love its hustle and bustle, sounds and
smells. Thank you for your article on new things
emerging. It’s exciting to see Town go through
her latest transformation. And I’ll be with her
every step of the way.
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Plenty happening Downtown. We’re happy to be
a part of it!
In our August issue, we misidentified the
photographer of David Conrad, our new “Talk of
the Tahn” columnist. The photo should have been
credited to Duane Rieder. We regret the error.
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The Golden Triangle has
grown in ways that previous
generations could never
have envisioned. With more
residents moving in, more
cultural and dining destinations
and the redevelopment
of communal space, the
perception of Downtown
Pittsburgh is changing rapidly
— and with construction and
development a constant, the
boom is far from over.
• by Mark Houser, Sean Collier,
Lauren Davidson and Hal B. Klein.
• photos by Chuck Beard.
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