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Old Posted Oct 8, 2007, 12:41 AM
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Pittsburgh: from the roofs of parking garages



So I did something I somehow never thought of doing before... I photographed Downtown Pittsburgh from the roofs of most parking garages Downtown. So these photos will offer a bit of an "elevated" perspective that is hopefully new to you.

but first... views from the West End Bridge... which is the first bridge crossing the Ohio River

Heinz Field: home of 5-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers and 4-time consensus National Champion Pittsburgh Panthers


Mt. Washington condo towers... more are planned to join them... but NIMBYs have held up those projects for years because they're too tall... though they're not as tall as the existing towers... NIMBYs just like to wield their imaginary powers and hold back the city


The fountain at the Point is spewing forth pink water... in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month








boaters enjoying Hell on Earth


Allegheny General Hospital... my second favorite institutional skyscraper in Pittsburgh...


North Side homes






Westinghouse Building







Gateway condos


Ft. Pitt Bridge with South Side Slopes in background



construction continues at Three PNC Plaza... a 23-story, 792,000 sq. ft. "green" mixed-use tower that will include office, condos, retail, and a Fairmount hotel


detail of ancient skyscrapers along Fourth Ave.


the vacant G.C. Murphy building across the street from Three PNC Plaza is being developed into apartments, YMCA and grocery


this historic but tattered block at Market and Fifth is being redeveloped into retail, restaurants and housing by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation






One Oxford Centre features several floors of upscale shopping and dining




a lush hideaway


shadows cast along Liberty Ave.


The Ariba building is a very attractive example of the International architectural style


gothic spires of PPG Place


Heinz Hall








Penn Ave.


The Sunroof of SixPenn Kitchen










Allegheny River bridges


The "green" Convention Center


North Side


PNC Park... home to the 15-consecutive-losing-season Pittsburgh Pirates


Head of the Ohio, a rowing competition took place on the Three Rivers earlier in the day




Gulf Tower














this residential tower was completed last year


Downtown's historic skinny buildings are going residential


a patio in the sky










The muscular Oliver Building is nearing its centennial


















The Majestic floats past Station Square








the red tower is the centerpiece of Point Park University... a rapidly expanding university Downtown


playground in the sky








new condo tower (brown tower front and center) has just been completed




The art deco Gulf Tower lights up brightly




the oldest existing bridge in the city dates from the 1880s


the back side of Downtown


love this shot


The Cathedral of Learning looms over the Oak Hill neighborhood


bridges crossing the Monongahela


South Side




I bet his photos are better.


Allegheny River








George Washington and Guyasuta share an intense moment


sorry, it was windy

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Old Posted Oct 8, 2007, 12:59 AM
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Great Job Evergrey. Nice to see the progress on the new PNC tower.

I was once told to leave from that first garage you were at (for taking pictures from it as well).
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Evergrey, you seem to never bore me with your Pittsburgh threads. You keep finding new ways to photograph this beautiful town. Every thread is new and has a different concept. Good job.
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2007, 1:32 AM
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Great shots of downtown! I love the new perspectives offered by the parking garages and those twilight shots are beautiful. Seems like there is a lot going on downtown... new PNC tower, new condo towers, redevelopment around Fifth and Forbes...
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Very nice Evergrey. I don't recall the Gulf Tower Crown being lit up so brillantly before...looks great!
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Great shots of downtown! I love the new perspectives offered by the parking garages and those twilight shots are beautiful. Seems like there is a lot going on downtown... new PNC tower, new condo towers, redevelopment around Fifth and Forbes...
Yeah, soon our downtown will actually have people in it after 5 oclock. We got to get them to keep the coffee shops open after 5:30 now. I always have to run over to Nicholas coffee after work at 5:20 before your last options will be 711.
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Great shots!
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I don't see why this city is not more celebrated for it's beauty.
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it looks nicer than Hell on Earth, but still gritty Pittsburgh.
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These pictures make me want to expose myself to a room full of retirees from Baltimore.
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2007, 3:08 AM
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Yeah, soon our downtown will actually have people in it after 5 oclock. We got to get them to keep the coffee shops open after 5:30 now. I always have to run over to Nicholas coffee after work at 5:20 before your last options will be 711.
Any plans for a supermarket downtown to serve the growing residential population? A little while back there was talk of a smaller-scale Giant Eagle.
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Pittsburgh has lots of soul and character.
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2007, 3:20 AM
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there are three grocery stores in development Downtown... none is a Giant Eagle of course... Vidalia Fine Foods in the Encore on 7th is slated to open this month... Tresantis European Market will open in the G.C. Murphy building... and the Smithfield Newsstand at Smithfield and Blvd of Allies is building a grocery next door
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Great shots. I gotta say, some of those are some high ass parking gargages.
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mmmm lovely.

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Parking garages often offer a unique perspective but I don't think I've seen a whole thread before! Nice pictures... I never get bored of Pittsburgh.
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