History UsefulNotes / Pittsburgh

27th Jun '17 8:56:08 PM DesertDragon
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* Oakland: Contains the primary campuses of both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie-Mellon University, giving the area a "college town" vibe...also meaning it's easy to feel old here if you're over the age of 25. The Cathedral of Learning, in the northern section, is the second tallest educational building in the world, and one of the most beautiful and recognizable buildings in the city. Since you can see it from anywhere in Oakland and most surrounding neighborhoods, it has the dubious nickname of "the drunk compass" since many late-night partiers use the building to guide themselves home after a night of drinking.

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* Oakland: Contains the primary campuses of both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie-Mellon University, giving the area a "college town" vibe...also meaning it's easy to feel old here if you're over the age of 25. The Cathedral of Learning, in the northern section, is the second tallest educational building in the world, and one of the most beautiful and recognizable buildings in the city. Since you can see it from anywhere in Oakland and most surrounding neighborhoods, Oakland, it has the dubious nickname of "the drunk compass" since many late-night partiers college kids use the building to guide themselves home back to their dorms/apartments after a night of drinking.partying.
27th Jun '17 8:52:14 PM DesertDragon
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* Oakland: Contains the primary campuses of both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie-Mellon University, giving the area a "college town" vibe...also meaning it's easy to feel old here if you're over the age of 25. The Cathedral of Learning, in the northern section, is the second tallest educational building in the world, and one of the most beautiful and recognizable buildings in the city. Since you can see it from anywhere in Oakland, it has the dubious nickname of "the drunk compass" since many late-night partiers use the building to orient themselves after a night of drinking.

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* Oakland: Contains the primary campuses of both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie-Mellon University, giving the area a "college town" vibe...also meaning it's easy to feel old here if you're over the age of 25. The Cathedral of Learning, in the northern section, is the second tallest educational building in the world, and one of the most beautiful and recognizable buildings in the city. Since you can see it from anywhere in Oakland, Oakland and most surrounding neighborhoods, it has the dubious nickname of "the drunk compass" since many late-night partiers use the building to orient guide themselves home after a night of drinking.
18th Jun '17 5:06:29 PM NightShade96
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* YoungAndInCharge: Former mayor Luke Ravenstahl, who was the youngest mayor of a major city in American history, taking office at 26 years old. This fact was not lost on political cartoonists, who often portrayed him as a toddler. Fun trivia: he played the kicker for the football team in ''TheDarkKnightRises''.

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* YoungAndInCharge: Former mayor Luke Ravenstahl, who was the youngest mayor of a major city in American history, taking office at 26 years old. This fact was not lost on political cartoonists, who often portrayed him as a toddler. Fun trivia: he played the kicker for the football team in ''TheDarkKnightRises''.''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.






1st Jun '17 7:37:11 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'', ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'', and ''Film/LandOfTheDead''. George A. Romero went to college in Pittsburgh and did a lot of early work there, including a segment of ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' in which Mr. Rogers gets a tonsillectomy. This experience inspired Romero to get into the horror genre.

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* ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'', ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'', and ''Film/LandOfTheDead''. George A. Romero Creator/GeorgeARomero went to college in Pittsburgh and did a lot of early work there, including a segment of ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' in which Mr. Rogers gets a tonsillectomy. This experience inspired Romero to get into the horror genre.



** Also it could be a reference to King's friend George Romero filmed ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' in that town.

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** Also it could be a reference to King's friend George Romero Creator/GeorgeARomero filmed ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' in that town.



* George Romero

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* George RomeroCreator/GeorgeARomero
30th May '17 4:05:13 AM DesertDragon
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'''Downtown:''' Sits at the point where the three rivers meet. At the point itself is a lovely park that was once the entirety of Fort Pitt and currently hosts many summer festivals--at least, the ones that don't tie up traffic on Liberty Avenue. Downtown has a fascinating architectural blend of modern office buildings with elegant 1800's and early 1900's structures. Its most notable buildings include PPG Place, which looks like a futuristic glass castle, the county courthouse, which was built in the 1800's and looks like a ''medieval'' castle, and the US Steel Tower--the tallest building in Pittsburgh--which sports the widest roof in the world for a building its size. The area is known to Yinzers as "Dahntahn."

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'''Downtown:''' Sits at the point where the three rivers meet. At the very point itself is a lovely city park that was once a Revolutionary War fort, then later the entirety site of Fort Pitt numerous factories and currently hosts many summer festivals--at least, railyards over the ones that don't tie up traffic on Liberty Avenue.years before the space was bought by the city in the 50's for...something (the park's construction took over twenty years due to numerous idea changes). Downtown has a fascinating architectural blend of modern office buildings with elegant 1800's and early 1900's structures. Its most notable buildings include PPG Place, which looks like a futuristic glass castle, the county courthouse, which was built in the 1800's and looks like a ''medieval'' castle, and the US Steel Tower--the tallest building in Pittsburgh--which sports the widest roof in the world for a building its size. The area is known to Yinzers as "Dahntahn."
28th May '17 11:46:50 AM Drcynic24
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* Creator/MichaelKeaton

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* Creator/MichaelKeatonCreator/MichaelKeaton - Born in Coraopolis, he can be seen semi-regularly in town, usually at a sporting event. He's such a passionate Pittsburgh sports fan that he usually gets his contracts to allow him time off of filming in case the Steelers, Pens, or Buccos make the playoffs so that he can come home and go to the games.
11th May '17 6:59:30 PM ghostofgenerayburn
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** Oh and Vincent's Pizza Parlor...or pizza in general, as the greater Pittsburgh area seems to have a pizza parlor on every street corner, to the point that anyone who resorts to Pizza Hut or Papa John's is simply not trying (unless one did try and honestly prefers them over the local options). Considering that Fox's Pizza Den actually started in Pitcairn, and the large Italian population that's ''still'' there, this isn't particularly surprising.

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** Oh and Vincent's Pizza Parlor...Parlor and Shelly Pie...or pizza in general, as the greater Pittsburgh area seems to have a pizza parlor on every street corner, to the point that anyone who resorts to Pizza Hut or Papa John's is simply not trying (unless one did try and honestly prefers them over the local options). Considering that Fox's Pizza Den actually started in Pitcairn, and the large Italian population that's ''still'' there, this isn't particularly surprising.
3rd Apr '17 7:53:57 PM DesertDragon
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The structure atop the Gulf Tower is lit in different colors to give the weather forecast for the day. [[http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/07/02/how-to-read-the-kdka-weather-beacon-at-gulf-tower/ The current system is explained here]], though the structure has been a weather beacon in some form or another since the building was completed in 1932. As you can imagine, it's a little obsolete nowadays. Not only do most modern-day Pittsburghers not know the system, but weather apps are standard issue on all smartphones. Instead it's a cool trivia more than anything else.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The structure atop the Gulf Tower is lit in different colors to give depending on the weather forecast for the day.weather. [[http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/07/02/how-to-read-the-kdka-weather-beacon-at-gulf-tower/ The current system is explained here]], though the structure has been a weather beacon in some form or another since the building was completed in 1932. As you can imagine, it's a little obsolete nowadays. Not only do most modern-day Pittsburghers not know the system, system (rather, they know it exists but weather apps are standard issue on all smartphones.not the details), but they're more likely to just check their cell phones for the weather. Instead it's a cool trivia more than anything else.
29th Mar '17 5:11:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* CraigMcCracken
* MaryCassatt

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5th Mar '17 10:01:52 AM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/ThePitt''. In ''Star Brand'', one of the books in MarvelComics' short-lived ComicBook/TheNewUniverse, {{jerkass}}y Pittsburgh auto mechanic Ken Connell is given super powers by the titular ArtifactOfDoom. When Connell decides he wants to get rid of his powers, he winds up destroying the city. All that's left is a huge crater, which soon becomes a ForbiddenZone called "The Pitt".

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* ''ComicBook/ThePitt''. In ''Star Brand'', one of the books in MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' short-lived ComicBook/TheNewUniverse, {{jerkass}}y Pittsburgh auto mechanic Ken Connell is given super powers by the titular ArtifactOfDoom. When Connell decides he wants to get rid of his powers, he winds up destroying the city. All that's left is a huge crater, which soon becomes a ForbiddenZone called "The Pitt".
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