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Old 06-16-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: ELFS
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Here is how they rendered it in the Riverfront Vision plan:



They've got a sort of boardwalk along the terminal, with carved out bays at the streetlevel. Personally, I think that looks very cool, but that is a matter of taste.
That does look nice.
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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Images of the Pittsburgh Public Market:

http://pittnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/StripWeb_AW.jpg (broken link)

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Old 06-16-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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Maybe something like the Burlington Arcade would be better with periodic pedestrian pass-through points.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:13 PM
 
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Maybe something like the Burlington Arcade would be better with periodic pedestrian pass-through points.
Sorry, I think I was unclear. My suggestion was not that the Produce Terminal be turned into an arcade along its length (that's an interesting idea in its own right, but probably a regular market-house is a better idea).

Rather, my point was that each pedestrian passage through the Terminal could look like an arcade. Obviously they wouldn't be very long arcades--only as long as the terminal is wide--but you could have a similar sort of glass-covered passage, open at the ends, with a few narrow shops along the sides of the passage.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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They can tear the whole thing down, AFAIC. It's old, but neither architecturally nor historically interesting.
No kidding. That thing is a dump. Tear it all down and start over.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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From today's P-G: State agency decries plan to raze terminal

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A plan to demolish part of the Strip District's iconic produce terminal will adversely impact the building and the historic district that surrounds it, a state agency has determined.


The finding by the state's Bureau for Historic Preservation will require the developer, the Buncher Co., to look for ways to avoid, minimize or mitigate the proposed demolition of more than a third of the 1,478-foot-long building.


In a June 22 letter to the city's Urban Redevelopment Authority, Douglas C. McLearen, the bureau's chief of the division of archaeology and protection, said the project would have an effect on both the terminal and the Strip historic district, which is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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This means they will have to go through a public process before making any final decisions on what they do with the Produce Terminal, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:02 PM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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Great news! The state finally comes through! And for a building and neighborhood that wasn't even on the historic register, that is really amazing. Where were they when every other historic building was torn down in Pittsburgh?

Hopefully, this initiates a plan to get the Strip listed as a city historic district.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Crafton, PA
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The state can't properly fund education or transit yet has the time to meddle in an issue like this?

From what I read, the 1/3 of the terminal being demolished was an addition (albeit an old one) to the original building. Keeping the original structure (still massive) isn't enough to appease preservationists?
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I know it's sad considering I live just a stone's throw away from the Strip District and have run and walked up and down Penn and Liberty Avenues numerous times before, but yesterday for the first time ever I drove up nearly the entire length of Smallman Street from 12th Street to 28th Street, and I was quite honestly amazed by all of the neat things going on there! For example, there was this cool little gift shop called "Artistry" I never knew existed, but now I want to check it out to look for a gift for my mom's birthday. There was also some sort of art gallery that looked appealing. I'm assuming things will only continue to get better along Smallman Street as the Cork Factory expands across the street with dozens more units. The nearby Otto Milk lofts are nearly fully sold/leased.
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