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Strip Stake

Balancing the old and new in Pittsburgh’s Strip District
John Beale Sun Ae, who travels nearly an hour to get to her job, arranges flags for sale at BA Trading, where she’s worked for 10 years. Sun Ae, who travels nearly an hour to get to her job, arranges flags for sale at BA Trading, where she’s worked for 10 years.
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Pittsburgh’s Strip District is the place where everyone comes for everything. With redevelopment occurring on every edge of this one-​half square mile tract, city planners, business owners and residents are looking to strike the right balance. Bring in the new developments and luxury condominiums, but keep the character — the boutiques and bars, ethnic restaurants and groceries, and the Pittsburghers of every stripe and color who make the Strip what it is.



John Beale

John Beale teaches photojournalism in the Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State’s University Park campus. His photography has been published extensively by many major newspapers, magazines and websites; including ESPN​.com, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times. His work has been recognized with numerous regional and national awards.

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