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Old 08-25-2019, 08:01 PM
 
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that Ft. Pitt tunnel exit is cool but the view goes away so quick, its hard to really get a good look at things unless you're in a traffic jam
i always thought the view coming out of the Liberty Tubes, looking to your left, is fantastic. With careful driving, you can still get a number of glimpses to really take it in on that long straightaway.
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Old Yesterday, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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that Ft. Pitt tunnel exit is cool but the view goes away so quick, its hard to really get a good look at things unless you're in a traffic jam
Clearly best for passengers rather than the driver.
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Old Yesterday, 05:53 AM
 
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We get you with the view and keep you with cheap beer and pierogies
True story!
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Old Yesterday, 02:03 PM
 
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We get you with the view and keep you with cheap beer and pierogies
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Old Yesterday, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Parkway North to 579 to the Liberty Bridge up McArdle to Grandview.

The way the buildings are stacked with the 2 different grid patterns coming from the north really gives the skyline some size and scope, while still being able to look over at the point, some of the North Side buildings, Strip District buildings, etc...

Then you pass right next to the 2 tallest buildings on 579 which trying to "look up" to gives you scope of how tall they actually are, while then passing next to Duquesne where you now have tall buildings on both sides of you...

Then, onto another bridge where you get nice views of the South Side, then looking downriver towards the point again.

You get a brief glimpse at a mile plus long tunnel before shooting to the right up McArdle which passes under the incline and really builds the suspense as it keeps climbing higher and higher until right at the top the entire world looks like it's beneath you looking towards the stadiums, then reaching the top at Grandview while enjoying the city from above.

First time to the city (in 2002) I came most of this way, only we took 579 to Blvd of the Allies into Oakland. The view looking out over South Side and the massive clock was mesmerizing for a 19 year old kid from Toledo, OH. After I learned of Mt. Washington, several subsequent trips took the entrance described above, and I've never met its equal.

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The tunnel entrance is cool with the contrast from hills to WOW, but it all happens rather quickly, and a lot of the impressive parts of the skyline are kind of buried and tucked away.

Though it's still better than coming in from the Parkway East.
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Old Yesterday, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Ben Avon/Kilbuck
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Mt Washington never fails. They might not have the upkeep at times they should but the view remains. Still where I take anyone who comes to visit and we try to go up every Christmas eve to look at the city then take a drive in to look at the lights.
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