Did the demolition of the greenfield (really the Beechwood Boulevard) Bridge feel like the passing of an era? The urbane, concrete arch span of 1923 was crumbling far too ominously above the speeding traffic of the Parkway East to be able to stay in place, so it was ceremoniously demolished. A replacement will…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading The George Westinghouse Bridge spanned a very different Turtle Creek
Three University of Pittsburgh professors have seen the future in electrical innovation, and it begins in Homewood. They’re talking about an electrical revolution, and it’s fitting that Pittsburgh and one of its poorest neighborhoods could play a large role.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading A power revolution takes root in Pittsburgh
One hundred and twenty five years ago, the eastern side of Pittsburgh’s East End — its grand villas powered by electricity and surrounded by gleaming motorcars — was arguably the richest and most tech-​savvy neighborhood in the country. Within a half-​mile stretch between Point Breeze and Wilkinsburg dwelt a dazzle of shrewd self-​made millionaires: Henry Heinz, the…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading The East End’s Gilded Age museum expands
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