Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle - 1952
A view of the Golden Triangle in 1952, after the demolition of the Freight Yards, Exposition Hall and surrounding structures was near completion. Much of this work is obscured by the Point and Manchester Bridges.
These photos show the area cleared of most buildings and turned into a large parking lot. In the next two decades this real estate will be transformed into Point State Park. Modern skyscrapers and a beautiful park will occupy this barren lot. Note the Iron City Beer advertisement along the Mount Washington hillside where the Bayer sign stands today.
Despite all of the construction going on in the lower section of the city, the Pittsburgh skyline still looked inspiring at night. The original US Steel Building and the Alcoa Building in the distance are still in varying stages of construction, but at night they just blend in with the rest of the city's skyscrapers.
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