In the last Ice Age — 10,000 to 110,000 years ago — what is now the Monongahela River flowed north across Pennsylvania into the St. Lawrence watershed. At some point, an ice dam gave rise to Lake Monongahela, which was 200 miles long, 100 miles wide and hundreds of feet deep. Now, a series of locks and…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Capturing a year on Pittsburgh’s changing river
Herbert Dreiseitl was in a hurry to get back to work one day last February, so he did what most people do here. He jaywalked. He scuttled across Liberty Avenue — no cars were coming — and headed uptown, where his design team awaited him.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading A world-​renowned designer has a vision for Pittsburgh’s waterfronts
Whether they’re crossing chasms, spanning rivers or connecting communities, bridges have always been the metaphoric heart of Pittsburgh.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
It’s a crisp November morning, some 25 years ago. Bob Ging and Don Gales are hunting on a ridge in Lower Turkeyfoot, Somerset County, where green hemlocks mingle with bare winter hardwoods. “Boy, this is beautiful,” says Ging as sunrise reveals the emerald waters of Laurel Hill Creek in the valley.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading The experts agree that saving Laurel Hill Creek shouldn’t be that complicated
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