My Pittsburgh visit lasted all of one-and-a-half days. It wasn’t long enough for me to really come to understand the city. I met a lot of nice and interesting people, but the city itself seemed to be in the middle of shaking off a long-time migraine. I think 2001 signaled the year when Pittsburgh was ready to move away from the idea that it would ever be Steel City again, and at the same time, the realization set in that all the chasms where coke and cobalt were removed would start to tighten into the Rust Belt.
Kids in a city summer camp play jump rope along the Allegheny River. July 6, 2001.
Three Rivers Stadium in the middle of the building process. July 6, 2001. It would be another year before the Pirates settled in.
The South Tenth Street Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at sunset. Kyle and I stopped here as we were on our way to grab some food at a not so reputable place. July 6, 2001.