The Iconic Cathedral of Learning

The Iconic Cathedral of Learning

Whether University of Pittsburgh Chancellor John G. Bowman knew in 1921 when he commissioned the Cathedral of Learning to be built that it would become the symbol of the university, we don’t know. What we do know is that the cathedral is a remarkable educational edifice like no other in the country. At 535-feet tall with 40 stories, it is the tallest educational building in

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Centennial+ Pittsburgh Businesses

Centennial+ Pittsburgh Businesses

It is estimated that only 56% of businesses make it past their fifth year. How fortunate is Pittsburgh, then, that the city has numerous businesses that have been around for more than 100 years. Many of them are now large, multi-national corporations—household names–but there are some smaller, lesser-known entities that have survived for more than a century that you should know. The following are some

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An Interview with Brooklyn Based Band Charming Disaster

An Interview with Brooklyn Based Band Charming Disaster

Embodying both the devilish and divine, Brooklyn based goth-folk duo, Charming Disaster, is set to perform at the Wigle Whiskey Barrel House and Beer Garden on 1055 Spring Garden Avenue from 7-9pm on July 27th. This is not Charming Disaster’s first time playing in Pittsburgh, but their return is greatly anticipated from fans and local music lovers alike as they will perform songs from their

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Wizard World is taking over Pittsburgh July 26-28th

Wizard World is taking over Pittsburgh July 26-28th

Get ready for one of Pittsburgh’s most supernatural events with Wizard World! Featuring a star-studded panel and celebrity appearances, Wizard World is  a once-in-a-lifetime experience that Pittsburghers of all ages will enjoy. The lineup features actors from a wide variety of cinematic works including Zachary Levi from Shazam, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Thor: The Dark World, Teddy Sears from CW’s The Flash and American Horror

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The Henry W. Oliver Building

The Henry W. Oliver Building

At a height of 25 stories, the Henry W. Oliver building at 535 Smithfield Street is not the tallest building in downtown Pittsburgh.  Nor is it the oldest building in the city, but with its neoclassical style, impressive stone columns, and grand lobby, it would be difficult to find a more beautiful one in the city. Designed by renowned architect Daniel Burnham, who also designed

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Pittsburgh’s Heart: Point State Park

Pittsburgh’s Heart: Point State Park

There is probably no more valuable and coveted plot of land in the area than the 36 acres known as Point State Park. Two rivers, the Allegheny and the Monongahela, converge here to form the Ohio river. The triangular-shaped land where the rivers merge has been desired ever since humans have laid eyes on it. So much so that this area was battled over by

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PNC Park All Star Craft Beer and Wine Fest was a Blast!

PNC Park All Star Craft Beer and Wine Fest was a Blast!

PNC Park sprung to life Saturday as the All Star Craft Wine and Beer Festival settled in for a full day of festivities. Just as promised, guests were welcomed with a complimentary bag filled with a handy sampling glass, a map of vendor locations, and a full list of beers, wines, and cocktails available. While every stand was packed with pleased event-goers, the star of

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Greener Than Ever at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens!

Greener Than Ever at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens!

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland has always been one of Pittsburgh’s most notable green spaces, but Phipps has gone beyond the green of its plants and flowers by being one of the “greenest” campuses in the world. Phipps, which was founded in 1893 by real estate magnate Henry Phipps, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and encompasses 15 acres,

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History of Pittsburgh’s Hospitals

History of Pittsburgh’s Hospitals

Pittsburgh is known as a health care hub with numerous first-class medical facilities. Many of them have a long history in our region. Popular Pittsburgh has looked back in time to find the roots of some of our finest hospitals. Allegheny General Hospital Allegheny General Hospital began before that area of the North Side became part of the City of Pittsburgh. The first location of

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PNC Park All Star Craft, Beer, and Wine Festival is a Home Run for Pittsburghers!

PNC Park All Star Craft, Beer, and Wine Festival is a Home Run for Pittsburghers!

‘Take me out to the ball game’ has a whole new meaning with the PNC Park All Star Craft, Beer, and Wine Festival! On Saturday June 29th, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates is being transformed into a cultural mecca of food, entertainment, and endless samples of craft beer and wine. More importantly, this once in a lifetime experience is a perfect opportunity to support

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