How Once Gritty, Industrial Pittsburgh is Leading a Renaissance of Reuse
Mention “Pittsburgh” to those only familiar with its old reputation, and face lines are bound to frown. Iron City. Steel City. Pittsburgh’s nicknames are strong, but not pretty. Historically, mills loomed, capitalizing on the confluence of three rivers, and smokestacks spewed day and night. The whistle whine of locomotives hauling freight cars pounded off the hills like an industrial symphony.