Harbison-Walker: The Pittsburgh Company that Helped to Construct the Steel Industry

Harbison-Walker: The Pittsburgh Company that Helped to Construct the Steel Industry

There is a saying: a rising tide lifts all boats. That certainly applies to Harbison-Walker International. Founded in Pittsburgh, Harbison-Walker’s refractories and its success enabled Andrew Carnegie to build his steel mills and establish Pittsburgh as the economic powerhouse known as Steel City. The company was founded in 1864 by J. K. Lemon and ten other Allegheny County residents. It was originally called the Star

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The Alcoa Buildings

The Alcoa Buildings

From the time that chemistry student Charles Martin Hall discovered the process for producing aluminum, the metal has had a huge impact on Pittsburgh. From establishing the city as Alcoa’s–The Aluminum Company of America–world headquarters to creating thousands of jobs and producing numerous materials from aluminum, there may be no grander testament to aluminum’s impact on our city than the Alcoa Building itself. Now known

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A Night at the Parkway Theater & Film Lounge

A Night at the Parkway Theater & Film Lounge

Aaron Stubna believes that movies are meant to be seen on a big screen. That’s what movies are made for. His idea is to give movie fans the comforts of home with good food, alcohol, and add that big screen experience along with quality films that include independent work, documentaries, and foreign films that aren’t offered in our everyday multiplex. Aaron Stubna, owner and operator

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Girasole

Girasole

The first meal I had when I visited Rome was in a restaurant called “The Cave of the Emperors”, as it was translated into English. The subterranean restaurant was located down a flight of stairs on a side street of the Eternal City. Recently, I visited Girasole Restaurant in Shadyside. Like that Roman restaurant, Girasole is located on a side street, 733 Copeland Street, just

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Pittsburgh Area is Home to Pennsylvania’s Largest House

Pittsburgh Area is Home to Pennsylvania’s Largest House

The Frick Mansion, Clayton; The Bayernhof; and Millionaire’s Row—Pittsburgh has seen its share of mansions, but it has never seen the likes of the 34-room Bell Acres mansion built by businessman Joseph Nocito Sr., the former CEO and President of Automated Health Systems Inc. The Pittsburgh-based company administered public health programs for state and local government, and Nocito was indicted in 2018 by a federal

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The Importance of a Needs Assessment for PCTV

The Importance of a Needs Assessment for PCTV

The franchise negotiations that the City of Pittsburgh conducts every decade with various cable companies- notably Comcast and Verizon-  are vitally important to local public access media corporations, The deals that are made between the two large parties impact the funding and benefits for local groups such as PCTV and the City Channel Pittsburgh. With that in mind, a needs assessments must be completed in

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Digging Pittsburgh’s Tunnels

Digging Pittsburgh’s Tunnels

You don’t have to dig very far to come up with a tunnel in Pittsburgh. No one knows for sure how many tunnels there are in the area, but we’ve got short pedestrian tunnels, railroad tunnels, major traffic tunnels, and everything in between. Our bridges get a lot of attention, but our tunnels are just as important for getting around, as any tunnel shutdown and

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The Value of Viewership

The Value of Viewership

Understanding Contracts with Pittsburgh and the Cable Provider with PCTV The intricacies of cable often go undetected by consumers who are on the receiving end of television services. However, it is important to understand how cable is provided to the city and through what means it is acquired. Luckily, the agreements between the city and various cable companies give insight into this complex process of

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An Omelette at Don’s Diner

An Omelette at Don’s Diner

Don’s hasn’t stayed in business just because of a great location for walk-ins. They haven’t benefited from being on a busy highway or just off a well-traveled expressway. Don’s has thrived by delivering good food with friendly service. Don’s is a destination. I encourage you to put the address into your GPS system before you set out for this Pittsburgh treasure. I recently showed up

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A Great Place to Live for Millennials!

A Great Place to Live for Millennials!

Pittsburgh has been ranked as the No. 3 Best Metro Area for Millennials in 2018 by RealtyHop, a national site for home sales and data. Topping the list was the Omaha/Council Bluffs area followed by the Des Moines area, and Pittsburgh nearly tied for second place. When choosing a place to live, people often follow the herd and move to coastal cities like New York

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