Pittsburgh has the reputation of ''Smoky City''.
It comes from the old days of manufacturing when the city earned this reputation for its large doses of pollution. Today Pittsburgh has turned that around jumping on the antipollution bandwagon and reclaiming itself as a blend of attractions and pleasures like barhopping, clubbing and sightseeing.
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Pittsburgh originally went by the name of Fort Duquesne when it was a poor French fortress in the 18th century. Later it developed into trading post under British rule and was renamed as Fort Pitt. After, the city became involved with industry such as iron and steel production that led to another name change and increasing fame as an industrial powerhouse in the 1800s.
Today little of the city's past is left, except some architectural masterpieces blending with modern skyscrapers. Attractions include;
- US Steel Tower, the tallest building in the city
- Schenley Park, a 456-acre park for jogging, sunbathing, and other open-air activities
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History with exhibits on paleontology, geology, and biology
- The Andy Warhol Museum, the most comprehensive museum in the world with exhibits of the life and work of single artist
For a different experience in Pittsburgh you should take the 19th century cable car up to Mt Washington and discover the city layout set in the Golden Triangle. This triangle is shaped by the confluence of the two rivers that meet to form the Ohio River.
The location makes Pittsburgh no stranger to weather extremes that range from 39 degC, on July 16, 1988 to −30degC, on January 19, 1994. But temperature drop is not an obstacle for immigrants to the city.
They made Pittsburgh a really unique place as they brought there with them their traditions and culture. The immigration boom started from early settlers like the English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish drawn by mining, and manufacturing and by the late 1800s, a lack of free hands attracted new immigrants to the city. This resulted in 2.4 million population with new comers from China and India who continue to relocate for business to Pittsburgh.
This mix of people and cultures have made Pittsburgh the United States’ most livable city and that honor alone attracts a large number of tourists annually. You can also visit Pittsburgh as there is no easier way to book your stay there than with a few clicks at Booked.net.