Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Redefining steel

WSJ: Pittsburgh Is Remade as Steal City

While a bit over the top in the details, I suspect even our nattering nabobs will have a hard time spinning this negative.


Anonymous MH said...

Like all good news about Pittsburgh, you have to pay money to hear it.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:23:00 AM  
Blogger RoboticGhost said...

Pointing out of his 30th-floor office at the planned construction site, Mr. Rohr says, "When this gets finished, downtown's about done."

Just so. And I find the City using the property sales revenue for the URA parcels sold for Rohr's new building for facade improvements Downtown annoying. Yes, I know. There is still some low hanging fruit to grab in tightening up Downtown. But there are other corridors that are perhaps more deserving of the attention at this point. Downtown Pittsburgh is nice enough.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But there are other corridors that are perhaps more deserving of the attention at this point."

Like 5th and Forbes in Uptown!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:58:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

They should put a trolley on that corridor.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean they should put a trolley back on that corridor?

Hell, the rails are still there.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous BrianTH said...

The announcement of the new PNC tower seems to be getting us some good press.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 4:00:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

You should stop worrying about the ground level facades and start trying to see what they could do about a gondola port on top.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 4:25:00 PM  
Anonymous BrianTH said...

I've already got the Downtown gondola stations picked out: one spanning Ross with a direct link to Steel Plaza, and one in the large open space between Penn Station and the federal courthouse.

Anyway, I don't think this is a zero-sum game. The right public investments Downtown can payoff throughout the region, and of course vice-versa as well (Downtown can benefit from public investments in many other places). So in my view it is a question of having an integrated, well-planned development strategy, not which neighborhood "deserves" more or less.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:13:00 AM  

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