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John Roebling (of later "Brooklyn Bridge" fame!)

Smithfield Street Bridge et. al.: http://www.clpgh.org/exhibit/neighborhoods...own/downb1.html

Frank Lloyd Wright:

Kentuck Knob: http://www.kentuckknob.com/

Fallingwater: http://www.paconserve.org/index-fw1.asp

Philip Johnson (skyscraper king):

PPG Place: http://www.ppgplace.com/

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Henry Hornbostel:

http://www.phlf.org/news/mediaclips/2002/0...Hornbostle.html

The Courthouse, CMU Hall, The "Memphis CH" that was in "The Silence of the Lambs" (actually the Soliders & Sailors Hall on 5th Avenue) and many other very prestigious city buildings.

VR Covell BridgeMan:

Westinghouse Bridge (at the time of completion the worlds longest/highest/largest concrete bridge!): http://pghbridges.com/articles/fieldnote_westingbr.htm

Worlds only "triplet bridges" downtown

Clayton Mansion: http://www.westsylvania.com/cfm/attraction...?asset_id=19864

Also PNC Baseball Park was ranked #1 by ESPN baseball fans in 2004!

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University of Pittsburgh Cathedral Of Learning is the tallest (non-spired) academic skyscraper on earth! It sits right next to Heinz Chapel which was featured on an MTV Real World episode and has some of the largest and highest stained glass windows on earth--it was modeled after a 15th century French cathedral.

Highland Park's entrance (as well as the entrance to Blvd. of the Allies downtown) have stunning architecture:

entrancehighpk1906.jpg

an interesting article on Downtown Pittsburgh architectural legacy:

http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/archive....mplete&ref=2044

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University of Pittsburgh Cathedral Of Learning is the tallest (non-spired) academic skyscraper on earth!  It sits right next to Heinz Chapel which was featured on an MTV Real World episode and has some of the largest and highest stained glass windows on earth--it was modeled after a 15th century French cathedral.

Highland Park's entrance (as well as the entrance to Blvd. of the Allies downtown) have stunning architecture:

entrancehighpk1906.jpg

an interesting article on Downtown Pittsburgh architectural legacy:

http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/archive....mplete&ref=2044

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Which TRW episode was filmed in Pgh?

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It is fascinating to walk downtown and look (and look closely) at the buildings. really cool stuff. While Pittsburgh also has some stunning modern towers (and they blend in great) - the character of the older buildings can't be created today.

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Which TRW episode was filmed in Pgh?

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For the life of me I can't remember the exact episode that it was featured, it was about 5 years ago and it had to do with some chick that was thinking about getting married went "home" and just was talking about the chapel she always always wanted to be married in turned out it was Heinz chapel, MTV didn't do much on the city per se just Heinz Chapel--with some nice exterior shots and closeups as well as her out on the commons looking towards it--and this girls fiance or boyfriend or whatever, pretty sure it was the real world but might have been a spinoff of one of the seasons. If anyone remembers that let me know :)

I'd like to see TRW do a whole season in Pittsburgh, they already did the Semester at Sea thing with Road Rules (if I'm correct on that) . . . semester at sea is run by Univ. of Pittsburgh (or so I was told by the local papers).

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