Category Archives: Pittsburgh

Here we list Pittsburgh-specific articles on things to do around town, Pittsburgh trivia, local stories, etc.

Dan Bylsma - Team USA Hockey

2014 Team USA Hockey Coached by Dan Bylsma

The Olympics have finally officially started and we are very excited to see the city of Pittsburgh and our Penguins represented in the international stage of Olympic hockey this year. Pittsburgh Penguins head coach, Dan Bylsma was selected to coach Team USA Men’s Hockey Club and Brooks Orpik and Paul Martin join him on the [...]

Groundhog Day 2014: Phil Says 6 More Weeks of Winter

One of the wackier traditions in American history is Groundhog Day, in which we let a fury over-sized rodent predict the weather. Each year on February 2nd, the residents of a small Southeastern Pennsylvania town hold a unique festival and await the verdict of a celebrity groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil. So, what’s the verdict for [...]

Groundhog Day 2014


That Giant Rubber Duck Explodes in Taiwan

Pittsburgh was recently home to the giant rubber duck, which sat in the Allegheny River for a good bit. Travelers came from all over the Pittsburgh area and throughout the country to check out the 40-foot rubber duckie. The rubber duck in Pittsburgh was one of several giant floating sculptures designed by Dutch artist, Florentijn [...]

Phantom Fright Nights at Kennywood

Halloween Attractions in Pittsburgh (2013)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to some of the spookiest Halloween attractions in the country. Constructed with the intent on scaring guests, these haunted houses attract thousands of visitors each year who don’t mind hopping in their cars and making the drive. With Halloween right around the corner, we thought we’d share a few of the [...]

Pittsburgh Public Transportation: Light Rail System (Thesis)

A few years ago, Ben Samson, a graduate student in Architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Pittsburgh native, created a detailed presentation of a proposed alternative for the Pittsburgh public transportation system. For his Master’s thesis in Architecture, Samson designed a scale blueprint of transit lines and stops for the newly proposed [...]

Pittsburgh Public Transportation: Light Rail Diagram

US Steel Tower - Pittsburgh Skyline

US Steel Tower: Pittsburgh’s Tallest Building

Constructed in 1970, the U.S. Steel Tower has come to signify the transformation of Pittsburgh from the Steel City to a bustling metropolis filled with art, technology, and innovation. The 64-story skyscraper is home to numerous building tenants, including it’s largest, U.S. Steel (occupying over 500,000 square feet of commercial office space. Located in the [...]

Historical Sites around Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh is home to some of the most interesting historical sites from out nation’s past. If you’re a true history buff, you need to check out all the various places throughout the city, some dating back to pre-Revolutionary War. Fort Pitt Block House is the oldest authentic building in all of Western Pennsylvania. Built in [...]

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Pittsburgh Pirates - Russell Martin at Home Plate

Pittsburgh Pirates Clinch Playoff Spot!

It’s been 21-years since Pittsburgh Pirates’ fans have enjoyed October baseball, with many of the younger Bucco fans never seeing a season in which the Pirates actually had a winning record. Not only do the Pirates have a winning record this season, but they have a chance at winning the National League Central pennant as [...]