Area Information

Located in the southwestern part of Pennsylvania at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers, Pittsburgh is known both as "the Steel City" and as the "City of Bridges".  Deindustrialization in the 1970s and 80s decreased the population by almost half in the 1990s however, the rich industrial history left the area with renowned museums, medical centers, parks, research centers, and a diverse cultural district. Today Pittsburgh is a leader in the health care sector, research and development, and home to some 1,600 technology companies.

 

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Attractions 

Phipps Conservatory and       Botanical Gardens

Carnegie Museum of Art

Cathedral of Learning

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