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The story I caught that I thought came from Melbourne's The Age, but was really sourced from the UK's Daily Telegraph... looking at population loss and vacancy issues seems to be fodder for Toland's piece today. If you are interested, here is an old map of population density in Pittsburgh. A larger PDF version is there if you click on it.
and then there are the hotels. You realize this G20 thing isn't going to be so easy when you read today about the work stoppage at the Hilton Hotel Downtown. Anyone know which delegations were slated to be staying there? Anybody have time to go through and update us on the great Pittsburgh hotel mystery. I still want to know if those 4 hotels in (or near) East Liberty are still progressing. I know folks have been relocated to make way for the one I am most curious about, the Hotel Indigo announced that is going right in the heart of East Liberty.. but I have not noticed any construction yet. According to the original press release construction was supposed to start last year and the hotel was supposed to open by the 4th quarter of this year.