Known as “The Steel City” and “The City of Bridges,” Pittsburgh is a powerhouse for job growth in the United States. In recent years, Pittsburgh has become a hotspot of opportunity for millennials, who have moved to the city in large numbers to start out their careers. Pittsburgh has transformed from what was once known as an industrial steel town to a leader in green technology with stunning architecture.
CleanPix has a strong connection to Pittsburgh, as our VP of International Business Development, Chip Hoffman, is based out of Pittsburgh. If you’ve never been to this incredible city, we encourage you to visit. Below are our team’s 9 favourite things about Pittsburgh:
1. Andy Warhol Museum
Located near downtown Pittsburgh, the Andy Warhol museum features art collections, extensive archives, and video.
2. Penguins and Steelers
Pittsburgh is home to two of the most well known sports teams in the United States, the Penguins and the Steelers.
In Pittsburgh’s cultural district, there are several well-respected theatres, including the Benedum Centre, Heinz Hall, Bynham Theater, o’Reilly Theater, August Wilson Centre and Theater Square.
4. Universities and Colleges
There are around 40 colleges and universities in Pittsburgh, including the University of Pittsburgh, one of the oldest (and most beautiful) colleges in the United States.
5. Primantis Pierogies
A Pittsburgh tradition. Prepare yourself for a full food coma. In addition to their delicious pierogies, try on of their famous sandwiches that come stuffed with coleslaw and fries.
6. Strip District
One of Pittsburgh’s most popular districts, this is the place to explore great restaurants, shops and nightlife. Right on the outskirts of downtown, this neighbourhood is pure Pittsburgh!
7. Fallingwater (Kaufmann Residence)
This home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935, is one of the most famous landmarks in the Pittsburgh area. Named the “best all-time work of American architecture in 1991, this is the perfect place to snap a few selfies.
8. Phipps Conservatory
These gardens were founded in 1893 by Henry Phipps as a gift to the city of Pittsburgh. One of the leading green facilities in the world, this is the first greenhouse to be LEED platinum-certified, as it produces all of its own energy. It’s also a stunning complex of buildings that you will be glad you took the time to visit.
9. Mount Washington
One of the most visited neighbourhoods in Pittsburgh. Head to Grandview Avenue at dawn for spectacular views of the downtown skyline.