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Old 05-18-2012, 04:24 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I just hope that Tom Corbett doesn't offer them subsidies to stay. I'm getting tired of states acting like whores when trying to attract big business, and many Southern states are the most notorious whores of all. Hell, Tennessee suffered a rectal prolapse after its rendezvous with Nissan. If U.S. Steel wants to leave, then save the money and let them. Besides, PNC would become an awesome new corporate crown jewel for Pittsburgh if U.S. Steel leaves, and a far less stereotypical one to boot. I bet they'll be bigger than U.S. Steel by 2015 anyway.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh PA
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I just hope that Tom Corbett doesn't offer them subsidies to stay. I'm getting tired of states acting like whores when trying to attract big business, and many Southern states are the most notorious whores of all. Hell, Tennessee suffered a rectal prolapse after its rendezvous with Nissan. If U.S. Steel wants to leave, then save the money and let them. Besides, PNC would become an awesome new corporate crown jewel for Pittsburgh if U.S. Steel leaves, and a far less stereotypical one to boot. I bet they'll be bigger than U.S. Steel by 2015 anyway.
I could not agree more. Honestly, if Texas is "so much better" than let the good people of Texas subsidize that "company who off-shores jobs that should have been kept in the US." I am sure that along with PNC, Pittsburgh can attract new and better industries who would add value to our local economy
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:29 AM
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Strip, Findlay considered for U.S. Steel headquarters - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:16 AM
 
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I'm going to assume the poster above linked the P-G article.

The Strip is an interesting possibility, although given what US Steel is saying about the sort of "campus" they would like, it would likely lock in what I would consider to be a suboptimal development scenario for the near Strip.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:33 AM
 
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Findlay would be extremely lame. What a lifeless location. And sure... it might be an easier commute for some (let me guess, Surma lives out that way?)... but a hell commute for others... and then there's the transit access! I'm glad I work for a company who's fully invested in Downtown as opposed to one who wants to pursue a sterile outdated suburban campus concept.

If US Steel wants more space than they can get in their namesake building due to UPMC's presence, it would be nice if they could follow the lead of some other corporate citizens and build a new signature tower... an option obviously not in the running. 800,000 to 1 million square feet could build a pretty tall tower.

Lastly, I agree with BrianTH... that a US Steel campus would probably negatively impact the design of the Buncher development.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:41 AM
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If US Steel wants more space than they can get in their namesake building due to UPMC's presence, it would be nice if they could follow the lead of some other corporate citizens and build a new signature tower... an option obviously not in the running.
Yeah, USX has to pay taxes, so they can't compete with the so-called tax free UPMC. I will always call that The US Steel Building. They built it and it was a big deal back in the day.

Hope they stay in the city, but they are running a business and I suspect they will shop themselves around. To be honest, I feel US Steel is going to have a bright future as manufacturing is on the rise and building will no doubt fuel them for years to come.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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800,000 to 1 million square feet could build a pretty tall tower. Lastly, I agree with BrianTH... that a US Steel campus would probably negatively impact the design of the Buncher development.
Even split into a couple buildings, that could still be a really cool kickoff to the Lower Hill or near Strip, if it was done right--I wish the signs were more promising.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Philly
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Yeah, USX has to pay taxes, so they can't compete with the so-called tax free UPMC. I will always call that The US Steel Building. They built it and it was a big deal back in the day.

Hope they stay in the city, but they are running a business and I suspect they will shop themselves around. To be honest, I feel US Steel is going to have a bright future as manufacturing is on the rise and building will no doubt fuel them for years to come.
yep, even if they intend on staying put, they have to threaten to leave to have any leverage
GSK left center city for a more far flung location than the strip but not outside the city. the space is much smaller than US steel's target but perhaps a reflection of what a modern "campus style" building might look like
http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelp...=image_gallery

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Old 09-11-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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They are VERY business friendly down that way. The deal is probably more done than we know. Bye, bye USX.

Thanks for the heads up. I was wondering where they would end up. Texas is sucking them up these days.
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yep..specifically Houston
Yep, I can vouch for that!

Wouldn't be that surprising if it happened. Alcoa basically left for NYC. USS might want more of an international base for its HQ and maybe keep its back office in Pittsburgh. But Houston's image is oil and Pittsburgh's is steel so da 'Burgh has that going for it to keep USS. And for all of its business success...Houston is a somewhat bland place.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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I have a friend in leasing who says they are looking towards the airport RIDC. They like what Dick's has done out there, and the execs like flying right next to the building.
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