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Old 11-16-2009, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by SewickleyPA View Post
The flat riverbanks were the location of close to 100% of the steel mills, and they were only torn down between 15-25 years ago. Considering that time line, reclamation of the river fronts is right about where it should be.
Just to be clear, once I understood the history I also understood why the rivers seemed underutilized to me, and I agree we are basically on schedule in terms of redevelopment.
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:43 PM
Location: Macao
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What kind of things are down by the river now?

Without knowing Pittsburgh, I was briefly looking at Manchester NH which has a mill history. Apparently most of the former mills were converted to shops and restaurants and such.

Kind of interesting having a former building turn into something else like that.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:53 AM
Location: Chicago
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Originally Posted by Tiger Beer View Post
This is predominately tourist-oriented, or to commuters use it to get downtown?

Are there certain hours it is operation?
Used to be commuter-oriented to get people from the top of the hill down to work at the mills and stuff at the bottom of the hill. There used to be 20-some inclines in Pittsburgh, and now only two are left.
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