the old Pittsburgh isn’t there any more… - Posted by David Krulac
Posted by David Krulac on April 21, 2011 at 22:38:15:
all the steel miills actually in Pittsburg have closed. The tallest building in Pittsburg at 62 floors, used to be called the US Steel Building. No more. Today the employer in the city is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and the 62 story office building is now called UPMC Towers.
Between 1950 & today the population of Pittsburgh has declined 50%. Medical facilities, medical research and related fields are big now.
Research in gneral is big with over 150 different research labs and the third largest employer in the area.
Education is a big industry in Pittsburgh with 7 universities and various other colleges and post high school education facilities.
Financial services and government are alos big employers.
Today more people in Pittsburgh work in liesure and hospitality than manufacturing.
And last but not least there are also the Steelers, Penguins, Pathers and even the Pirates, and how many other cities have a real submarine floating in the river.