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Redevelopment Features

The first floor of the re-designed Paramount Building

Innovative architects transform abandoned sites into neighborhood icons

Through innovative sustainability and re-use practices, local design firms are preserving essential pieces of Pittsburgh history by turning neglected structures into neighborhood icons.

Putting the Rust Belt on the map

Adroit Detroit and the re-branding of the Rust Belt

Fresh from the Urban Innovation Exchange in Detroit, writer Elizabeth Daley explains the real deal behind the Rust Belt.

Larimer Community Garden

Larimer welcomes home some long-overdue hope

Led by a $30 million grant from the federal government and businesses like East End Brewery and community development nonprofit GTECH putting down roots, the East End neighborhood of Larimer is reasserting itself as a green, sustainable community. 

Mendelssohn, Theo Ackerson and Geoff Sanderson.

Risky Business: Bringing single-screen cinema to Lawrenceville

Against the odds, Botero Development principal Brian Mendelssohn is chancing the success of opening a single screen movie theater in an old rowhouse in Lawrenceville.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Carrie Furnaces, Contemporary Views at Silver Eye

The Carrie Furnace site is an iconic landmark of Pittsburgh's past, present and future. A new exhibition at Silver Eye Center for Photography features the work of 32 photographers who draw inspiration from the towering 92-foot blast furnaces, poised to play a new role along the Mon.
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