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 The City of Pittsburgh

Go Pitt Illuminates Pittsburgh Skyline
Go Pitt Illuminates the Pittsburgh Skyline Station Square The G-20 Summit was held in Pittsburgh
Sandcastle Water Park Boating on the Allegheney Pittsburgh Skyline
View of Downtown from Oakland Jet Skiing on the Allegheny World Famous Primanti Bros. Restaurant
The South Side Works The Streets of Oakland Pittsburgh Neighborhood
South Side Works The Three Rivers The Convention Center

America's Most Liveable Cities*
1. Pittsburgh, PA 6. Rochester, NY
2. San Francisco, CA 7. Washington D.C.
3. Seattle, WA 8. San Jose-Sunnyvale, CA
4. Portland, OR 9. Boston, MA
5. Phildelphia, PA 10. Madison, WI
*Places Rated Almanac

The city of Pittsburgh has grown and adapted as the world itself has changed. From its days as the "Gateway to the West" to its famous steel-town age and now as a cultural and medical center, Pittsburgh has been hailed as one of the top places to live in the United States.

There is an unmatched beauty as you cross one of the many Pittsburgh bridges and take a look down one of the three rivers - the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio. The view is awe-inspring from the heights of Mount Washington or coming out of the Fort Pitt Tunnel. The rivers surround Pittsburgh, keeping the buildings nestled in the "Golden Triangle," highlighted by the striking at the city's point.

The city and its numerous neighborhoods are an appealing mix of the old and the new, the classic and the modern. Those neighborhoods are full of pre-modern churches, giving them a nostalgic senese even as more modern architecture is built around them.

The past several years, Pittsburgh has undergone yet another renaissance, as the majestic new stadiums, PNC Park and Heinz Field, have been erected as well as the new David Lawrence Convention Center.

"While Pittsburgh used to be called Steel Town, they need to call it Knowledge Town."
-Former President George W. Bush while meeting with Pitt researchers to discuss efforts to combat bioterrorism

There is something for everyone in Pittsburgh. For children, there is the Children's Festival, the Pittsburgh Zoo and Kennywood Park, rated the sixth-best amusement park in the world even in its second century of existence. For anyone looking to mix learning and excitement, there is the Carnegie Science Center and its World War II submarine that patrons can board and view up close. The Three Rivers Arts Festival and Three Rivers Regatta are perennial events that bring thousands of visitors to the city to enjoy cultural activities in Point State Park. A recent resurgence in the performing arts has welcomed a slew of world-renowned actors, actresses, stage technicians, musicians and opera singers to the numerous cultural centers. The renovated Byham Theater, Benedum Center, Heinz Hall, and O'Reilly Theater host a variety of shows and performances throughout the year.

New medical facilities have helped Pittsburgh continue to be on the cutting edge of the health profession. Many of those facilities are housed in Oakland, also the site of the University of Pittsburgh's main campus. Oakland has emerged as a city of its own with museums and the beautiful Schenley Park.

America's 10 Most Beautiful Places:

1. Red Rock Country, Sedona, AZ
2. Nighttime view from Mount Washington, Pittsburgh, PA
3. Upper Mississippi River
4. Hawaii's Na Pali Coast
5. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
6. Grafton, VT
7. Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, WM
8. Drive from Key Largo to Key West, Florida
9. Clingmans Dome along Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
10. The Squares of Savannah, GA

Source: USA Today Date: May 18, 2003

The city of Pittsburgh has provided excitement and thrills for over two centuries, but it has also supplied millions of people with a fabulous place to call home.

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