Downtown Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm en Balancing Business and Fun with Pop-Up Canada http://wesa.fm/post/balancing-business-and-fun-pop-canada <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For one week, </span>Pittsburghers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can experience the culture of Canada in a temporary installment downtown called </span><a href="http://www.canadapgh.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Pop-Up Canada</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The concept, according to Canadian Consul General John </span>Prato<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is to encourage a conversation between Pittsburgh and Canada about different urban issues including energy, innovation and civic life. </span></p><p>Prato<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the week is designed so that Canadian representatives can meet and learn from local political, business and community leaders.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:39:19 +0000 Katherine Blackley 27344 at http://wesa.fm Balancing Business and Fun with Pop-Up Canada How Two Sets of Windows Will Create a Porch at the New PNC Skyscraper http://wesa.fm/post/how-two-sets-windows-will-create-porch-new-pnc-skyscraper <p>The glass skin is starting to be installed on Pittsburgh’s newest skyscraper, and Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Group says it will help make the building more energy efficient in the long run and is helping to grow the local economy in the short term.</p><p>The so-called "curtain wall" is actually two layers of glass held in place by steel and recycled wood in a manner that creates what might be best described as a massive storm window.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:09:12 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 25047 at http://wesa.fm How Two Sets of Windows Will Create a Porch at the New PNC Skyscraper Pittsburgh Artist Finds Inspiration in a Century-Old Timepiece http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-artist-finds-inspiration-century-old-timepiece <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a century in downtown Pittsburgh, residents of the city can still recall telling friends and family to “meet me under the </span>Kaufmann’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Clock.” The bronze ornamental clock, which still hangs at the corner of Smithfield Street and Fifth Avenue, has served as a meeting place for </span>Pittsburghers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for years. Macy's celebrates the clock's </span>100th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary with a city proclamation of May </span>17th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span><a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/meet-me-under-the-clock-the-kaufmanns-clock-turns-100-684405/" style="line-height: 1.5;">"Meet Me Under the Clock Day"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as well as </span><a href="http://www1.macys.com/store/event/index.ognc?action=locatorSearch&amp;ZipCode=15219" style="line-height: 1.5;">events </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">surrounding this cherished </span>Kaufmann's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tradition.</span></p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 15:30:47 +0000 Katherine Blackley 9733 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Artist Finds Inspiration in a Century-Old Timepiece City Agency to Apply for State Grants for Major Developments in Downtown, East Liberty http://wesa.fm/post/city-agency-apply-state-grants-major-developments-downtown-east-liberty <p>Pittsburgh's Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is working to snag $9.25 million in state grants for two major new projects in Downtown and the East End, as well as for two smaller developments in Oakland and the West End.</p><p>On Tuesday, the URA submitted to city council legislation that would allow the agency to apply for the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's budget office. The Corbett administration has already confirmed that the grants will be awarded if the enabling legislation passes council.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Noah Brode 7552 at http://wesa.fm City Agency to Apply for State Grants for Major Developments in Downtown, East Liberty The North Shore Connector, One Year Later http://wesa.fm/post/north-shore-connector-one-year-later <div><p></p><p>It was one year ago today that the North Shore Connector light rail line began taking passengers under the Allegheny River.</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Noah Brode 5172 at http://wesa.fm The North Shore Connector, One Year Later PDP Says Downtown Pittsburgh Is On the Rise http://wesa.fm/post/pdp-says-downtown-pittsburgh-rise <p>Local leaders in business and politics highlighted the recent successes of downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) released its annual report for 2012.</p><p>For one, Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl said he's happy with several new developments in the Golden Triangle, including a new skyscraper currently being built by PNC Bank and the revamped Market Square. He said some people were skeptical of the Market Square renovation at first.</p><p>"Now, they're (angry) that they can't get in for lunch or dinner," Ravenstahl said.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:25:06 +0000 Noah Brode 4073 at http://wesa.fm PDP Says Downtown Pittsburgh Is On the Rise Downtown Pittsburgh Living: From 9 to 5 to Full-Fledged Neighborhood http://wesa.fm/post/downtown-pittsburgh-living-9-5-full-fledged-neighborhood <p></p><p>It’s often said Pittsburgh is a city of neighborhoods. There are the bustling neighborhoods of Oakland and Squirrel Hill, the struggling neighborhood of Homewood, and the transitioning neighborhoods in between. Then there’s a shadow neighborhood. Some people call it the Golden Triangle, some call it the business district, and others call it&nbsp;home. 90.5 WESA reporter, <strong>Deanna Garcia</strong> looks at the present and the future of Downtown&nbsp;living. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 2632 at http://wesa.fm Downtown Pittsburgh Living: From 9 to 5 to Full-Fledged Neighborhood Downtown Pittsburgh Shifting to Full-Fledged Neighborhood http://wesa.fm/post/downtown-pittsburgh-shifting-full-fledged-neighborhood <div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>It’s often said Pittsburgh is a city of neighborhoods. There are the bustling neighborhoods of Oakland and Squirrel Hill, the struggling neighborhood of Homewood, and the transitioning neighborhoods in between. Then there’s a shadow neighborhood. Some people call it the Golden Triangle, some call it the business district, and others call it&nbsp;home.</p><p>“It’s not just a thoroughfare for the buses, or somewhere where you go to your office from 9 to five, but I actually live here and love it a lot,” said Gina&nbsp;Mucciolo. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:54:51 +0000 Deanna Garcia 2609 at http://wesa.fm Downtown Pittsburgh Shifting to Full-Fledged Neighborhood