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PisnNapalm
07-15-2007, 03:45 PM
Vote now.

http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/viewerschoice/9694475/detail.html

83-Steelers-43
07-15-2007, 03:47 PM
Where's Bare Elegance? :wink02:

fansince'76
07-15-2007, 03:48 PM
No Eat-n-Park? Blasphemy!

tony hipchest
07-15-2007, 04:21 PM
i thought it was an outrage dippy the dinosaur wasnt included.:dang: or atleast the dinosaur hall.:dang: or maybe even the carnegie museum? :dang:

specific for bridges i thought it should be the roberto clemente bridge and the other 2 of the triplets.

no brainers are the fountain at the point, the cathederal of learning, the inclines, and the mt. washington view.

the uss building (being the tallest) between the east coast and chicago coulda been on the list.

no love for the Igloo? :chuckle:

SteelCityMan786
07-15-2007, 04:25 PM
Come on Where is that Heinz Field?

83-Steelers-43
07-15-2007, 04:34 PM
Being a history buff, I was surprised that Fort Duquesne wasn't on the list judging that it was a key fortification/location during the French and Indian War.

Then again, Pittsburgh has a history of forgetting it's past if it's before 1970. Look no further than Braddock's Field (present day North Braddock) where 1, 460 British were ambushed and defeated by French and indian units. George Washington being a colonel in the British army at the time of the battle and leaving the battle with four bullet holes through his coat.

It's a shame. More recently, they filled in the bastion leading into the Point while unearthing colonial-era soldiers.

SteelCityMan786
07-15-2007, 04:34 PM
Not to mention Forbes Field to. There is still part of the wall standing today in Oakland.

83-Steelers-43
07-15-2007, 04:38 PM
Not to mention Forbes Field to. There is still part of the wall standing today in Oakland.

Home plate is encased in glass on the first floor of PITTS Posvar Hall. Exact location.

tony hipchest
07-15-2007, 04:40 PM
Being a history buff, I was surprised that Fort Duquesne wasn't on the list judging that it was a key fortification/location during the French and Indian War.

Then again, Pittsburgh has a history of forgetting it's past if it's before 1970. Look no further than Braddock's Field (present day North Braddock) where 1, 460 British were ambushed and defeated by French and indian units. George Washington being a colonel in the British army at the time of the battle and leaving the battle with four bullet holes through his coat.

It's a shame. More recently, they filled in the bastion leading into the Point while unearthing colonial-era soldiers.i was reading about a month or so ago where they thought they may be unearthing the (north?) wall of the fort in the rennovation they were doing. whatever became of that? i know there was gonna be a debate of what should be done between destroying and upgrading vs. preserving.

the fort definitely deserves a top 7. perhaps they meant "the point" to include that history.

83-Steelers-43
07-15-2007, 04:49 PM
i was reading about a month or so ago where they thought they may be unearthing the (north?) wall of the fort in the rennovation they were doing. whatever became of that? i know there was gonna be a debate of what should be done between destroying and upgrading vs. preserving.

the fort definitely deserves a top 7. perhaps they meant "the point" to include that history.

The music bastion is what they filled in. Once you walk into the Point (coming from the Hilton).

On the music bastion: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07021/755729-53.stm

Recent Discoveries:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07103/777692-53.stm

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07136/786274-53.stm

http://www.savefortpitt.org/index.php/2 (scroll down)

tony hipchest
07-15-2007, 05:13 PM
thanks. the april 13 article is the 1 i remember reading. it was about ft. pitt and not duquesne. so they just reburied what they found and went on about business huh?

very interesting about the duquesne drain being found in may (along with the 3 colonial soldiers?). did they move the bodies or just rebury them?

after reading the final article it looks like they are still being studied. maybe they will go to a museum.

Aussie_steeler
07-16-2007, 07:05 AM
I have never been to America, let alone its most prized city but my vote has to be

"HometownGal":tt02::tt02::tt02: