In the latest installment of its American Futures
series, The Atlantic magazine digs into Pittsburgh’s recent past, particularly the role of an organization created three decades ago – the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
In the article “How the arts drove Pittsburgh’s revitalization,” reporter John Tierney explains that Pittsburgh’s turnaround efforts are widely regarded for its sensible, clearheaded approach based on preservation.
“In looking at Pittsburgh’s impressive revival, it’s important to take note of the key role played over the last 30 years by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, an organization that has managed one of the city’s most vivid transformations, turning a large part of downtown that had been overtaken by porn shops, strip clubs, massage parlors and sleazy bars into a lively, safe and attractive district for cultural arts and entertainment.”
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