Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle - 1954
The Golden Triangle in the Summer of 1954. The gleaming new Gateway Center buildings stand bright against the dingy soot stained brick buildings to their rear. The Point is still bare, but work is in progress on the Monongahela riverfront. Construction is under way on the retaining walls and the support piers for the Fort Pitt Bridge, which would soon to enter the construction phase. There is a block of buildings along Front Street on the riverfront that were saved from the wrecking ball. Construction will soon begin on 4 Gateway Center and the other skyscrapers that would form the forefront of the Pittsburgh skyline transformation.
The Golden Triangle looks like a big parking lot. All that remains is the Fort Pitt blockhouse, the Caretakers House and a small portion of turf that will someday be the site of the Fort Pitt Museum. Point State Park and the remaining Gateway Center buildings will soon occupy the majority of the open space.
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