Henry Hornbostel’s last great work was his biggest, a late-art-deco skyscraper towering next to his own City-County Building. The original lobby has been replaced by a 1980s parody of an art-deco interior, but the building is otherwise much as Hornbostel imagined it in the late 1930s. On top is a big red light that blinks “P-I-T-T-S-B-U-R-G-H” in Morse code all night—a landmark that guided commercial aircraft from a hundred miles away in the early days of aviation.
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They turned the light off a few months ago when they realized that it was actually spelling “P-I-T-E-T-S-B-K-R-R-H”. If it hasn’t been fixed yet, I hope they do so for the summit next week.
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