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  1. Pittsburgh MSA's Total Personal Income stands at $91,790 (millions) for 2006. It increased by 4.4% from 2004-2005 and 5.5% from 2005-2006. 1. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA $910,760 2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA $505,197 3. Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI $391,262 4. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV $270,903 5. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD $250,482 6. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX $235,277 7. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA $233,248 8. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX $229,517 9. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH $223,1
  2. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Pittsburgh has surpassed Detroit and vaulted into the Top 50 MSAs ranked by Per Capita Income. Pittsburgh's PCI increased by 6.0% from 2005-2006 compared to 4.9% from 2004-2005. http://bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/mpi/mpi_newsrelease.htm Pittsburgh MSA ranks 48th out of the 380 or so MSAs. Rank, Metropolitan Area, Per Capita Income, Annual Growth Rate 1 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT $71,901 +6.9% 2 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA $55,801 +6.2% 3 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA $53,533 +6.1% 4 Naples-Marco Island, FL $53,265
  3. The view from my apartment in Pittsburgh
  4. Downtown Pittsburgh a few nights ago
  5. The appropriately-named Pittsburgh Future website/blog has an excellent analysis of the regional economy here: http://www.pittsburghfuture.com/downloads/...onaleconomy.pdf Much like anything concerning Pittsburgh... it's easy to look at one raw number... like raw population growth or raw job growth and think this region is falling apart. But if you look into the numbers and actually do some analysis... you'll get a different picture. The data used is from 1999-2005... the trends would look a bit better if 2006 data was included... since 2006 was our best year "economically" since
  6. I just feel like bumping this in case anybody wants to use it as a resource.
  7. The Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
  8. One of my favorites... Hall & Oates - "I Can't Go For That"
  9. I don't mean to burst in on the Nashville forum... but I was reading your thread and thought I'd clarify a few things. Heckles summed up many of the issues concerning PIT quite well. PIT currently is USAirway's largest "focus city". It previously was USAir's largest hub. USAir was founded in Pittsburgh as Allegheny Air. The "city as a whole" has had nothing to do with the decline in passenger traffic at PIT. While the total passenger traffic has seen a drastic decline, this is entirely due to the lack of connecting traffic due to USAir's cuts. Origin & Destination traffic at PIT
  10. Your wish is my command. These people are standing in front of a block of dilapidated buildings currently undergoing deconstruction. On this site will rise, 3 PNC Plaza, a 23-story mixed-use tower that is designed to meet LEED "green construction" standards.
  11. well, I had a nice reply all ready to submit when my IE crashed... d'oh... anyways... i'll just leave at this... you're not disagreeing with me, urbanophile... I stated in my original post "The lack of blue-collar opportunities is why Latino immigrants have not been attracted to Pittsburgh". Regardless of how blue-collar Pittsburgh is (what I mean by that... is percentage of workforce in blue-collar occupations)... Pittsburgh has a dearth of blue-collar opportunities due to a widespeard erosion of its industrial base. The growth in regional manufacturing has been exclusively within sma
  12. According to Census Estimates... immigration has picked up in the Pittsburgh Metro from 2000 to 2005. Here's how Pittsburgh's immigrant population stacked up against other Northeast Metros over 1 million. It's shocking that in 2000, Pittsburgh had less immigrants than a place like Rochester, NY...a stagnant metro half its size. Hartford and Providence are also much smaller... but have large immigrant populations because they're coastal cities near places like Boston and NYC. The interior Northeast has seen the least immigration of any region in the country. Total Immigrant Popula
  13. I posted my thoughts on similar issues on another forum recently... so I'll just paste them here. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=112799 Yes, the popular perception is that people flee Pittsburgh in droves... when in fact, the Pittsburgh Metro has one of the lowest rates of domestic out-migration of any major metro in the country. Pittsburgh also has one of the lowest rates of domestic in-migration, however... which was slightly lower than its out-migration rate (most major metros experience a domestic migration deficit). In addition, Metro Pittsburgh exhibits
  14. I can't stand it when a powerline gets in the way when I'm trying to take a long-distance skyline shot... but I don't see them as a bad thing at all when it comes to street-level neighborhood shots... I welcome the urban clutter.
  15. The shot wouldn't be half as cool without the powerlines. Powerlines give a sense of "urban enclosure".
  16. Pittsburgh's Polish Hill neighborhood
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