Victorian Commercial Buildings on the Boulevard of the Allies

Among the few human-sized buildings left in the area, these two at the corner of Stanwix Street are dwarfed by the skyscrapers around them. The large windows suggest workshops of some sort on the upper floors; the tasteful ornamentation suggests prosperity.

United Steelworkers Building from the Boulevard of the Allies

Architects Curtis and Davis enlivened what would have been a simple square box with a distinctive diamond-grid facing that continues down into the pillars at ground level.

Reflections in PPG Place

Artsy if not artistic pictures of PPG Place reflecting PPG Place and nearby buildings.

Sunshine and Clouds

Skyline of Pittsburgh from Point State Park

Downtown Pittsburgh seen from Point State Park. From this angle, you might suppose that the city did not exist at all before the Second World War—although, if you enlarged the picture, you might wonder why there was a British colonial flag flying.

Fifth Avenue Place from the Southwest

Fifth Avenue Place

Seen down Liberty Avenue from the entrance to Point State Park.