Reflections on the Steel City

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The Pittsburgh skyline: the city is famous for its bridges, having more than 446 of them

Once a powerhouse of industry, manufacturing – and pollution, Pittsburgh is a modern, green city that still proudly looks to its past, commemorating well-known former residents such as Andrew Carnegie and Andy Warhol, writes Isabel Conway

There’s an old saying about Pittsburgh and her citizens: “Pittsburgh people love prosperity, and a dirty shirt collar here means prosperity.” In the old days, industry titans would always pack a fresh white shirt in their briefcases for afternoon appointments and business dinners due to all that grime swilling around the nation’s steel capital.

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