Pittsburgh: From Industrial Smokey City to Most Liveable City
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James Patron described it as “hell with the lid off”; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania went from being an industrial smokey city to the “most livable city” (“Family Fun”). Through determination and hard work Pittsburgh brightened up the grey skies and changed people's outlook on the once dirty city. While some would refer to Pittsburgh's past with disgust, Pittsburghers show their pride in it. + I am going to discuss why Pittsburgh has changed its status from “worst place to visit” to the “top best city to see”.* Pittsburgh is known for top family destinations, best night on the town, and for the best chefs.
Pittsburgh is known as being the best city for family attractions. Pittsburgh caters to every age. The city has multiple attractions that cover learning and fun. Some of these are the Carnegie Museums of Art and natural history, the Carnegie Science Center, Childrens Museum of Pittsburgh, the National Aviary,and Phipps Conservatory. Visitors can go to the past and visit the Fort Pitt Museum or the Senator John Heinz History Center. For more excitement, one can visit Pittsburgh’s “best loved historic landmark”, Kennywood Park. (“Family Fun”). With the originally built wooden working roller coaster, Kennywood attracts the thrill seekers, game players, and has delicious varieties of food. Want to see the view of the city? Experience one of the “top ten most beautiful views” (“Family Fun”). The Duquesne Incline portrays a panoramic like picture of Pittsburgh. A 134 year old cart rises up to Mount Washington’s overlook, showing the city’s three rivers and the point. Pittsburgh also has a very different land and water tour of the city. The “Ducky Tour” is an unforgettable event
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casual but up-to-scale restaurant, Eleven is known for its classy food and tavern like environment. “ Eleven boasts a stylized interior, top-notch food and casual environment, making it a go-to-spot for entertaining visitors or heading out for a
date” (Valentina). Sweethouse Bake shop has delicious sweet snacks for the sweet tooth. Along with other restaurants Pittsburgh is known for having welcoming food, specialized ethnic, such as pierogi, kolbowski, and Isaly's Chipped Ham.
It is obvious that Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has done a complete turnaround. Pittsburgh clean up the streets and brightened the skies. It has gone from being a “steel city” with “smokey mills” to a modern attractive city with outstanding fountains, gorgeous buildings, and sport arenas. The city of champions has become an entertainment mecca for visitors.