Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

They call it in many ways - "Steel City", "City of Champions", "city of bridges". Pittsburgh is definitely among the most interesting cities in the United States.

Modern cathedrals, neighbourhoods with old buildings, guarding the secrets of creating a "New World" and impressive modern facilities, many places for adventure and fun are some of the things that you can see and explore the second largest city in Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. Their official status of Pittsburgh was received in 1758, it was baptized by British statesman William Pitt.

More about the town's history and development of Western Pennsylvania, you can learn from the historic landmark Fort Pitt Museum & Block House. The bastion is located in the city centre, the Point State Park. According to local, from there they began to lay the groundwork for Pittsburgh.

One of the emblems of the city is the Cathedral of Learning. The building rises to 163 m height. The 42-story building is the second highest building in the academic world. It is located in the heart of the campus of Pittsburgh University. The building houses classrooms, university administrative offices, libraries, a computer centre and restaurants. The cathedral of Learning has 2529 windows.

In the city pass three picturesque rivers - Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio, which collect their water in the city centre, thus creating an extremely impressive sight. They form a triangular island, called by locals the "Golden Triangle", which is actually located on Point State Park.

In the centre are focused impressive tall buildings. The statistics alone speak of the beauty of the city - 446 bridges and over 150 skyscrapers are part of a memorable landscape of Pittsburgh. Among the architectural masterpieces of the city is the Pittsburgh City-County Building, the buildings of the University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Pittsburgh is considered one of the world student cities. It has over 15 universities, which educate more than 100 000 students.

Near the "Golden Triangle" is the museum complex of Carnegie Museums. It consists of several very interesting buildings, which house Carnegie Museum of Natural History, where you can see a rich collection of dinosaur themes, the Museum of Art, the Library of Pittsburgh and the Scientific Center.

A globally recognized project of the Institute is the creation of Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, in 1994. This is the richest museum, created in honour of the great American artist, whose hometown is Pittsburgh . The gallery contains over 4000 of his original works.

Natural hills of Pittsburgh have interesting engineering movement. It is a tram with rails on a Duquesne Incline. A trip in comfortable cabins will allow you to view the panorama of Pittsburgh .

In the beautiful Highland Park are the local zoo and aquarium. The green complex cares for over 4, 000 animals of 475 species, including 20 which are endangered. Modern facilities provide close access to the animals and marine life. The fee for access is between 12 and 14 dollars.

In Pittsburgh is the largest aviary in the U.S. – the National Aviary, where over 6 000 birds from 200 species live.

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