Pittsburgh

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mixed-use "green" community, featuring 700 residential units and multiple towers between 20 and 30 stories. The Firstside (Firstside Historic District) portion of downtown borders the Monongahela River, the historic Mon Wharf and is home to the distinctive PPG Place Gothic glass skyscraper complex. This area is seeing a growing residential sector, as new condo towers are constructed and historic office towers are converted to residential use. Downtown is serviced by the Port


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married steel manufacturer and engineer George Mesta in 1916, but was widowed in 1925; she was the only heir to his $78 million fortune. "George Mesta, Noted Engineer, Dies Here" abstract; subscription availability, ''The New York Times'', 23 April 1925, page 25. Mesta settled in Newport, Rhode


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Times UPMC's Thomas Detre founded the International Society for Bipolar Disorders at a world medical conference in Pittsburgh in 1999. http: www.isbd.org edcenter aboutisbd.asp The $80 million ($ Commons:Category:Pittsburgh WikiPedia:Pittsburgh Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Pennsylvania Localities P Pittsburgh


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In the United States of America, notable cities which developed or were rebuilt largely during this era include Astoria (Astoria, Oregon), Albany (Albany, New York), Troy (Troy, New York), Boston, the Brooklyn Heights section of New York City, Buffalo


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early influence on the band's sound. Their other former guitarist, Ian Williams (Ian Williams (musician)), drew quite heavily from the minimalist works of Steve Reich, shown especially in the group's final release with him as guitarist, ''American Don''. Don Caballero disbanded in 2000 after a van accident that abruptly ended their support tour of ''American Don''. Damon Che also was involved in a collaboration called Bellini between Catania, Italy's duo Agostino Tillota and Giovanna


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of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Personal life Sweet married Gladys Mitchell in 1922. She was born in Pittsburgh and had been raised in Detroit, a few miles north of Garland, and came from a prominent middle class black family. Recognizing a need for further medical training, Sweet left his practice to study in Vienna and Paris in 1923. Although he did not receive a degree, Sweet furthered his education by attending lectures given by noted physicians and scientists, including


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Wi-Fi cafes , where would-be users need to bring their own wireless-enabled devices such as a laptop or PDA (Personal Digital Assistant). These services may be free to all, free to customers only, or fee-based. A hotspot need not be limited to a confined location. A whole campus or park, or even an entire city can be enabled. Grassroots efforts have led to wireless community networks. Commercial Wi-Fi services covering large city areas are in place in London, Vienna, Toronto


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, since I ended up working there for nearly 10 years." McConnell and Land co-invented iMUSE, LucasArts' patented interactive music system. After evaluating several options, Lord recommended designs submitted by John A. Roebling who had already built a wire suspension aqueduct at Pittsburgh in 1845. To raise the canal from ground level to a height sufficient to allow adequate space for the passage of ice floes and river traffic, Roeblings design called for a series of three locks to constructed on the eastern side. National Park Service. Interpretive sign at the bridge site. Accessed: August 22, 2011 Move to Scranton Self-syndicated newspaper columnist Michael McManus once said that his goal in writing his weekly column was "to suggest answers to problems of the old industrial states." McManus, Michael. ''Three Proposals That Didn't Die''. Schenectady Gazette. June 14, 1983. Pg. 28. Accessed July 15, 2010 In March 1982 a substantial article by McManus appeared in the ''Bangor Daily News''. In the article, McManus proposed several reasons why a city, like Chicago, Pittsburgh, or Scranton (Scranton, Pennsylvania), might benefit from a tourist attraction like Steamtown. McManus went on to explain why the business was failing in Vermont: past failed management, an isolated location and the lack of signs on Interstate 91, which the state opposed. Moreover, the roof of the largest storage shed on the property had collapsed under heavy snow the previous winter, damaging several pieces of equipment. Among the injured were the Canadian Pacific Railway No. 1293, which had served on Vermont's "Bicentennial Train" and on the movie ''Terror Train'' (1979), Chapell, Gordon. ''Steam Over Scranton: The Locomotives of Steamtown.'' ''Special History Study, American Steam Locomotives: Canadian Pacific Railways No. 1293''National Park Service. 1991. Accessed July 13, 2010 and the Meadow River Lumber Company No. 1 Shay (Meadow River Lumber Company 1). Chapell, Gordon. ''Steam Over Scranton: The Locomotives of Steamtown.'' ''Special History Study, American Steam Locomotives: Meadow River Lumber Company No. 1''National Park Service. 1991. Accessed July 13, 2010 History The airport was dedicated in 1948 as '''Johnstown Municipal Airport''',and at one time was served by both Allegheny Airlines and Mohawk (Mohawk Airlines). Commons:Category:Pittsburgh WikiPedia:Pittsburgh Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Pennsylvania Localities P Pittsburgh


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, for William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, who served as British Prime Minister (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) from 1766 to 1768 and opposed harsh colonial policies. Commercial Time Service Starting with his tenure at Allegheny Observatory in the Pittsburgh area in the late 1860's, Langley was a major player in the development of astronomically derived and regulated time distribution services in America through the later half of the 19th century. His work with the railroads

Pittsburgh

leader_title2 State House (Pennsylvania House of Representatives) leader_name2 title Representatives frame_style border:none; padding: 0; list_style text-align:left;display:none; 1 Jake Wheatley 2 Don Walko 3 Dominic Costa 4 Chelsa Wagner 5 Dan Frankel 6 Joseph Preston, Jr. 7 Dan Deasy 8 Paul Costa 9 Harry Readshaw leader_title3 State Senate (Pennsylvania State Senate) leader_name3 Jim Ferlo (D (Democratic Party (United States))) Jay Costa (D (Democratic Party (United States))) leader_title4 U.S. House (United States House of Representatives) leader_name4 Mike Doyle (Michael F. Doyle) (D (Democratic Party (United States))) established_title Settled established_date 1717 established_title1 Founded established_date1 November 27, 1758 established_title2 Municipal incorporation established_date2 April 16, 1771 (Township) April 22, 1794 (Borough) March 18, 1816 (City) founder George Washington, General John Forbes named_for "The Great Commoner": Prime Minister William Pitt (William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham) unit_pref Imperial area_total_sq_mi 58.3 area_land_sq_mi 55.5 area_water_sq_mi 2.8 area_water_percent 4.8 area_urban_sq_mi area_metro_sq_mi 5343 elevation_ft elevation_max_ft 1370 elevation_min_ft 710 population_as_of 2013 (United States Census Bureau) population_footnotes population_total 305,841 population_rank US: 62nd (List of United States cities by population) population_density_sq_mi 5540 population_urban 1,733,853 (US: 27th (List of United States urban areas)) population_metro 2,360,867 (US: 22nd (List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas)) population_blank1_title CSA (Combined statistical area) population_blank1 2,659,937 (US: 20th (List of Combined Statistical Areas)) population_blank2_title GMP (Gross metropolitan product) population_blank2 $131.3 billion (23rd (List of U.S. metropolitan areas by GDP)) population_demonym Pittsburgher or Yinzer timezone Eastern Standard Time (Eastern Time Zone) utc_offset −5 timezone_DST Eastern Daylight Time (Eastern Time Zone) utc_offset_DST −4 latd 40 latm 26 lats 30 latNS N longd 80 longm 00 longs 00 longEW W coordinates_display 8 postal_code_type ZIP Code postal_code area_code 412 (Area code 412), 724 (Area code 724), 878 (Area code 878) blank_name FIPS code (Federal Information Processing Standard) blank_info 42-61000 blank1_name GNIS feature ID (Geographic Names Information System) blank1_info 1213644 blank2_name Expressways blank2_info 22px link Interstate 279 (File:I-279.svg) 22px link Interstate 376 (File:I-376.svg) 22px link Interstate 579 (File:I-579.svg) 16px link Pennsylvania_Route_28#Pittsburgh_area (File:PA-28.svg) 16px link Pennsylvania_Route_65 (File:PA-65.svg) blank3_name Waterways blank3_info Ohio River, Monongahela River, Allegheny River, Chartiers Creek, Saw Mill Run, Becks Run Street's Run blank5_name Transit blank5_info Port Authority Transit (Port Authority of Allegheny County) blank6_name Rail blank6_info Penn Station (Union Station (Pittsburgh)) Capitol Limited (Capitol Limited (Amtrak train)), Pennsylvanian (Pennsylvanian (train)) website PittsburghPA.gov footnotes

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Aside from the steel industry, Pittsburgh also led innovations and industries in aluminum, glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, appliances (home appliance), sports, transportation, computing, retail, automotive industry, and electronics. parks (Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy), research centers (RIDC), libraries (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh), a vibrantly diverse cultural district (Cultural District, Pittsburgh) and the most bars (Bar (establishment)) per capita in the U.S.

These legacies have earned Pittsburgh the title of America's Most Livable City by ''Places Rated Almanac'', ''Forbes'', and ''The Economist'' while having ''National Geographic (National Geographic (magazine))'' and ''Today (Today (U.S. TV program))'' name the city a top world destination. Since 2004, the area has added over 3,000 hotel rooms with higher occupancy than 11 comparable cities.

Google, Uber (Uber (company)), Intel, Disney Research, IBM, Bosch (Robert Bosch GmbH), Apple (Apple Inc.), and Eaton (Eaton Corporation) are among 1,600 technology firms generating $10.8 billion in annual Pittsburgh payrolls, with the area serving as the long-time federal agency headquarters for cyber defense (CERT Coordination Center), software engineering (Software Engineering Institute), robotics (National Robotics Engineering Center), energy research (National Energy Technology Laboratory) and the nuclear navy (Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory).

The nation's fifth-largest bank (PNC Financial Services), eight Fortune 500 companies, and six of the top 300 US law firms make their global headquarters in the Pittsburgh area, while RAND (RAND Corporation), BNY Mellon (The Bank of New York Mellon), Nova (Nova Chemicals), Bayer (Bayer USA), FedEx (FedEx Ground), GSK (GlaxoSmithKline#Operations) and NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) have large regional bases that helped Pittsburgh become the sixth-best area for U.S. job growth.

A leader in environmental design (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) the city is home to 60 total and 10 of the world's first green buildings, even as billions have recently been invested in the area's Marcellus (Marcellus Formation#Economic impact) energy renaissance.

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