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Exploring Pittsburgh: A Downtown Walking Tour




A terrific guide, indispensable for first-time visitors and long-time residents alike. What a pleasure it is, to see more of what’s right in front of us and to know more about what we see. This guidebook delivers Pittsburgh.
–Holly Brubach, author, screenwriter, and design consultant

Exploring Pittsburgh: A Downtown Walking Tour features 48 sites and districts in the Golden Triangle, from the Allegheny County Courthouse to Point State Park. The 116-page guidebook is illustrated with 180 photographs that reveal the beauty and significance of Downtown buildings, bridges, and urban spaces designed between 1764 and 2015. The text is drawn from major books published over the years by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation and is a major update to Whirlwind Walk: Architecture and Urban Spaces in Downtown Pittsburgh (PHLF 2011). The Green Building Alliance provided information for the chapter, “What’s ‘Green” Downtown.”

Exploring Pittsburgh was funded in part by contributions from the Carl Wood Brown Named Fund at PHLF and from Bernard J. McCrory, Jr., in memory of Beth Buckholtz (1960-2017), who helped design many of PHLF’s publications.

Book specifications:

  • 116 pages, soft cover; 5″ x 8″
  • 180 photos and one map
  • ISBN 978-0-9969372-2-1
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