Category Archives: Urban Redevelopment

Two New Digital Image Collections

The Heinz History Center’s Detre Library and Archives recently posted two new image collections to Historic Pittsburgh: The Congregation B’nai Israel Photographs¬†and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Building Inspector Photographs. The Congregation B’nai Israel photographs contain 89 images dating from c.1920 … Continue reading

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Electing Leonard C. Staisey

Leonard Staisey in 1967 was no stranger to election campaigns. Prior to that year Staisey had been elected to the City of Duquesne Board of Education in 1949, served 2-terms in the Pennsylvania State Senate between 1960 and 1966, and … Continue reading

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Construction of the Civic Arena

If you’ve been downtown lately, you may have noticed that the demolition of the Civic Arena has begun. If the demand for ornaments fashioned from the Civic Arena’s roof is any indication, there are many who feel an emotional attachment … Continue reading

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Gateway Center

The Gateway Center is a high-rise office complex consisting of four buildings in downtown Pittsburgh.¬† The development of the site was part of the Point State Project, an effort by the city of Pittsburgh to redevelop a 59-acre section of … Continue reading

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