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Sunset from Schenley Park

Posted in Downtown, Nature by Dr. Boli on July 14, 2014

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Storm clouds passing over the city gave us rain and these beautiful views.

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Grant Building

Posted in Architecture, Downtown by Dr. Boli on June 29, 2014

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Henry Hornbostel’s only real skyscraper was briefly the tallest thing in Pittsburgh when it opened in 1929, before being surpassed two years later by the Gulf Building. It’s famous for the air beacon on top—red until recently, but now green to match the logo of the Huntington Bank—that flashes “Pittsburgh” all night in Morse Code. Behind and to the left, the building with three enormous arches is Hornbostel’s City-County Building.

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Patterns in the Skyline

Posted in Architecture, Downtown by Dr. Boli on June 16, 2014

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A jumble of modernist buildings downtown, seen from Point State Park.

Point Park

Posted in Downtown by Dr. Boli on June 16, 2014

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The current landscaping scheme creates a broad, open recreational area in the middle, but with plenty of shade around the edges. The central jet of the fountain can reach 150 feet on a good day.

“Exit to Street”

Posted in Architecture, Downtown, Transit by Dr. Boli on June 15, 2014

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A geometric composition in the Gateway subway station.

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