Cut through to the Steel City

Cut through to the Steel City View Gallery
High over Pittsburgh, the Duquesne Incline cable car has been running since 1877

Often overshadowed by its more historically famous neighbours of Philadelphia and Washington DC, Pittsburgh has undergone something of a reinvention and is a revelation to travellers who make the effort to get there, writes Daniel Murray

Buried in the deep west of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh will rarely be found at the top of people’s bucket lists. Surrounding cities have invariably been more popular: Philadelphia is a destination for those seeking rich history, Washington DC attracts those with an interest in politics, and in recent years Detroit has become a hotspot for artists looking to build a poetic antithesis to the city’s industrial dereliction.

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