Financial Times hearts Pittsburgh
FT is behind a paywall, if that link does not work, use the Google News trick and plug the title into the search engine and you should be able to read it. It has an interesting play on past and present if you take the time to read it.
Note they also have a multimedia treatment you will get to if you scoll to the bottom of that article. Some picture, but also a new video segment. All quite positive. We really do have friends over the pond. Remember past articles: "No longer 'hell with the lid off'", or "A Pattern Emerges" or even "Obama's exemplar: from depressed steel town to diversified economy". and not to forget the full FT G-20 special, which may have been sponsored a bit if I recall correctly. Also the look at Lawrenceville: Diamond in the Rust.
But on the current article.. How much can I clip under fair use? I just find this middle section rather fascinating on a lot of levels:
“Folks from Cleveland have come to Pittsburgh. People from Lexington, Kentucky, have come,’’ Mr Ravenstahl says. “They ask the same question: how did you do it? Well, this didn’t happen overnight. This was strategic and this took time.”and then in a following paragraph:
Enter Tom Murphy, the son of a steelworker who ran for mayor in 1993 and promised to create jobs and end city centre blight. Union pickets turned out to jeer “Mr Technology’’ for ignoring the empty mills.
I suspect LR and TM have met more in print than in person at this point.