PPG Place: Pittsburgh’s Most Beautiful Building?

PPG Place: Pittsburgh’s Most Beautiful Building?

While the design harkens back to other historic structures, the buildings at PPG Place are like no others in the world. The six-building complex combines Gothic architecture with modern materials and the urban skyscraper with a fairytale castle. PPG PPG, founded as Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company in 1883 by Capt. John B. Ford and John Pitcairn, opened the nation’s first successful plate glass factory in

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BirdSafe Is for the Birds

BirdSafe Is for the Birds

The Plight for Birds Potholes and road construction can pose problems for drivers trying to navigate through Pittsburgh, but that is nothing compare to the plight of the migratory birds who pass through the city. Each spring and fall, hundreds of birds die in downtown Pittsburgh from colliding with buildings. According to BirdSafe Pittsburgh, it is estimated that “an average of 599 million birds die

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Passover: The Story Behind the Customs

Passover: The Story Behind the Customs

For the roughly 15 million Jewish people across the globe, celebrating Passover is an extraordinarily important part of their faith. However, for all of its significance, a large portion of people (Jews included) are left in the dark when it comes to why it is celebrated and the reason behind the various customs attributed with it. With that in mind, as the Spring season brings

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Water, Water Everywhere: The Pittsburgh Area’s Water Supply

Water, Water Everywhere: The Pittsburgh Area’s Water Supply

  We simply turn the faucet and water flows out. We are so accustomed to having fresh, clean water that we rarely think about where our water comes from unless it’s time to pay the water bill or if there is a problem. However, with the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, garnering so much news coverage, more people have been thinking about their drinking water,

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Eastern Suburbs

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Eastern Suburbs

Many of the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh are quite large in area, but there are smaller hamlets to be found within those larger municipalities. As is the case in most suburban communities, the closer you are to the city, the more established they are. Churchill Churchill is a small, lovely community 10 miles east of Pittsburgh. It is mostly residential with well-maintained, solidly built homes.

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Pittsburgh’s Homegrown Bishop David A. Zubik

Pittsburgh's Homegrown Bishop David A. Zubik

When author Thomas Wolfe titled his 1940 novel “You Can’t Go Home Again”, he could have never envisioned Bishop David A. Zubik. Bishop Zubik was born in the Pittsburgh area and defied Wolfe’s wisdom by returning home to Pittsburgh’s welcoming Roman Catholic residents in 2007 as their twelfth Bishop. History of Bishop Zubik David A. Zubik was born in Sewickley on September 4, 1949 to

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Brighton Heights & “Pappy’s Flowers”

Brighton Heights & "Pappy's Flowers"

I’ve always enjoyed my neighborhood. A few years ago, I began to notice many improvements within the area, and realized that the Brighton Heights Citizens Federation was largely behind them. The BHCF has impacted Brighton Heights in the same way that other good civic organizations have added value to the neighborhoods they represent. I decided to attend one of their monthly meetings to show my

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