Driving Downtown - Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA - Episode 25.
Starting Point: Federal Street - https://goo.gl/maps/Gw3t3cwTHeu.
Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the county seat of Allegheny County. The Combined Statistical Area (CSA) population of 2,659,937 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia and the 20th-largest in the U.S. Located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, which form the Ohio River, Pittsburgh is known as both "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses, and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges. The city features 30 skyscrapers, two inclines, a pre-revolutionary fortification and the Point State Park at the confluence of the rivers. The city developed as a vital link of the Atlantic coast and Midwest. The mineral-rich Allegheny Mountains made the area coveted by the French and British empires, Virginia, Whiskey Rebels, and Civil War raiders.
Aside from steel, Pittsburgh has led in manufacturing of aluminum, glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, sports, transportation, computing, autos, and electronics. For much of the 20th century, Pittsburgh was behind only New York and Chicago in corporate headquarters employment, and second to New York in bank assets; it had the most U.S. stockholders per capita. America's 1980s deindustrialization laid off area blue-collar workers and thousands of downtown white-collar workers when the longtime Pittsburgh-based world headquarters of Gulf Oil, Sunbeam, Rockwell and Westinghouse moved out. This heritage left the area with renowned museums, medical centers, parks, research centers, libraries, a diverse cultural district and the most bars per capita in the U.S. In 2015, Pittsburgh was listed among the "eleven most livable cities in the world"; The Economist's Global Liveability Ranking placed Pittsburgh as the first or second most livable city in the United States in 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Google, Apple, Bosch, Facebook, Uber, Nokia, Autodesk, and IBM are among 1,600 technology firms generating $20.7 billion in annual Pittsburgh payrolls. The area has served also as the long-time federal agency headquarters for cyber defense, software engineering, robotics, energy research and the nuclear navy. The area is home to 68 colleges and universities, including research and development leaders Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. The nation's fifth-largest bank, eight Fortune 500 companies, and six of the top 300 US law firms make their global headquarters in the Pittsburgh area, while RAND, BNY Mellon, Nova, FedEx, Bayer and NIOSH have regional bases that helped Pittsburgh become the sixth-best area for U.S. job growth.
The region is a hub for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, sustainable energy, and energy extraction.
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Wow, im from NYC and Ive been looking for cities that is as dense and lively as NYC in terms of buildings and people. Ive been to Philadelphia, Toronto, Dc and Chicago recently and the only place that reminds me a lot of NYC is Chicago but Pittsburgh might be a very cool place to visit. Seems cosy and lively compared to Philadelphia lol
Yeah, It's always making the lists of most livable and best place for family's and cost of living is great. Over the last few years new housing high-rises and new development is going up everywhere. Just beaware that Pitt gets all for seasons. If you hate cold winters. You might not like it. But we are not any colder that Phily, Boston or NYC and a ton of people learn to love it.
I think this video was filmed on a Sunday so it's sorta slower downtown unless there's a festival. What do you lean what kind of city? I live here. I like it. It's very beautiful with all the rivers and bridges and rolling hills.
The downtown area is really nice! There are other places outside of downtown that are just old and dilapidated and is in desperate need of being knocked down. Pittsburgh would be really a beautiful place to live then.
Im currently 15 and I was wondering these few questions for anyone who would like to help a friend out!
1) If I were to have a wife and kids in an apartment In downtown would I be safe?
2) Is it affordable or less affordable?
3) Are people nice or like New Yorkers?
4) How Long Is The morning Commute?
Thanks to anyone who replies!
Omg you're only 15, kid. #1 should be something you're thinking about like ten years from now.
Cool that you're considering these things now but life is so different by the time in your 20s. #1 is a later case
Pittsburgh always makes it on the list of one of the safest and most affordable cities you can live in. Natives have that mid-western charm, and are much nicer than east coasters and more engaging than people on the west coast. The city it's self has a population of over 300,000 with a metro pop of about 2.5 million. So traffic is not horrible.
Literally JUST realized I was right on the opening road the other day at the Starbucks you passed. That bridge is where I saw daya at light up night in 2015 this place has so many memories for me I love it
One of my favorite American cities. Your videos are well done, but there’s nothing like walking on the streets to get a city’s flavor, and for some reason, Pittsburgh (which has great architecture, character, food, quirky topography) remains a mystery to most Americans. If you like SF or Seattle or Portland, you’ll like Pittsburgh.
How the hell do you get around so much dude? I wish I could travel the country and make a living just driving around cities, lol. Must be the life. Have you ever gotten into any traffic accidents while doing this?
Great video! I hope to bring more along this line but will point out issues commuting into the city and what its like to have to navigate through tunnels over bridges. My goal is to help make traffic move better and educate drivers who fear the tunnel monster.
Today is the 25tth anniversary of my first trip to to Pittsburgh and driving though downtown then going to Bethel Park where we stayed at and then going to Mt. Washington was the big highlight as well as shopping at Station Square.
Judging by the way the shadows are cast on the Clemente Bridge and the type of clothing people are wearing, this video was probably taken in the summer 30 to 40 minutes before sunset. Also, there doesn't seem to be any sporting event, musical act or cultural gathering on this particular night or the city would be more vibrant than seen in this video.
The drive around Market Square seems somewhat subdued. However, hundreds of people usually hang out there in the evening during the summer. I am not sure why it does not seem like that on this particular night. (FYI: The ride through Market Square starts at the 2:50 mark and ends at about 4:15). It's much better to walk through this part of downtown, rather than drive.
Drebin from one of the clocks times, it's a morning probably on a Saturday. When we lived in Pittsburgh it was super busy outside of downtown on the weekends. Alot of people went shopping in the strip district and the small neighborhoods, but once the weekdays begin, it's madness. Especially when there's a sporting event
My mum moved from Ireland to Pittsburgh when she was three. As an adult and on a trip to London she met my Dad, also Irish. He couldn't settle in Pitts as he preferred London so they moved back, got married and had us kids. I have been to lovely Pittsburgh twice to visit cousins. Its a great , lively place. I sometimes wonder how life would have panned out for me had they settled there. I can't imagine myself talking merican lol. One of my cousins neighboirs refers to it at Shittsburgh but I have to disagree. Sorry for going on.
Want to point out an observation (hopefully someone will clarify this).
During my trips to the US. Except for NY, LA, San Fran and probably Seattle. Most American cities (downtown) are not safe in the night. I was in St. Louis, MO, Hartford, CT and even certain streets of Chicago, IL, they were deserted, crime infested and the vibe was way off. I kind of wonder why this is because contrary to America, in Europe it's the other way around. Downtown is always jam packed w/ plentiful things to do.
Because people with money go back to their neighborhoods in the suburbs at night. Though pretty much every major city has a "pub crawl" neighborhood that is lively at night, the rest of the city stays fairly quiet.
Patients taking Viagra are less likely to suffer a heart attack, new research claims.
Men taking the impotence drug were found to have a lower risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart failure than those not on the medication.
The findings mean Viagra could soon be used to treat hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients and even prevent fatal heart attacks, scientists say.
Experts from the University of Manchester studied 6,000 diabetic patients who had been given Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction.
The drug relaxes muscle cells in the blood vessels supplying the penis, allowing more blood to flow there.
This increased blood flow increases the likelihood of getting an erection.
Given the increasing reports of deaths in which the use of Viagra may be implicated, clinicians need to exercise caution when advising their patients with heart
Experts believe a key ingredient in Viagra called PDE5i, which relaxes blood vessels, also prevents damage to heart cells.
Heart failure is caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure.
It most often occurs because the heart muscle has become too weak or stiff to work properly and is usually treated with medication which supports the heart.
Despite diabetics being prone to heart problems, the study participants did not suffer as many incidents as similar patients not on the drug.