Pittsburgh, PA

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“Pittsburgh. I’d been there. One of the most underrated cities in North America. People who’d never been there thought of it as a graveyard of abandoned steel mills, but it was a beautiful city, and it would be good to have it back.”

–  Steven Brust, Lord of the Fantastic: Stories in Honor of Roger Zelazny

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“A city built on rivers and bituminous coal, Pittsburgh in the ’90s has survived the boom and bust years.”

–  Bill Dedman

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“Pittsburgh entered the core of my heart when I was a boy and cannot be torn out.”

― Andrew Carnegie

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“Pittsburgh felt like the perfect size of a city to me. There’s enough to do, but it’s not like living in a circus. I also really loved how sports-enthusiastic Pittsburgh people are: how proud of their sports they are.”

 – Joel Edgerton

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“The road to the Super Bowl runs through Pittsburgh, sooner or later you’ve got to go to Pittsburgh.”

— Bum Phillips

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“Like most people, I have this sort of love-hate relationship with Pittsburgh. This is my home, and at times I miss it and find it tremendously exciting, and other times I want to catch the first thing out that has wheels.”

–  August Wilson

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“There’s so much that I like about Pittsburgh, actually. The cultural district and museums are wonderful, and I encourage everyone to check them out. And the food is excellent, too!”

– Troy Polamalu

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“When I grew up in Pittsburgh in my parents’ restaurant, I was almost like a country bumpkin.”

–  Ming-Na Wen

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“I would always reserve a special place in my heart for Pittsburgh.”

–  Willie Stargell

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“I don’t ever remember having any bad times here in Pittsburgh.”

— Barry Bonds

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“I love Pittsburgh because it’s a humble city. It’s really grounded in its rich history and culture.”

–  Kyle Abraham

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Andy Warhol was an artist, a celebrity, a cultural icon, an eccentric, and, at heart, a Pittsburgher. While most people associate Warhol with the jet set and locations like New York City and Hollywood, most fail to realize how much of a Pittsburgher he was.

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Warhol on the surface may have appeared to be glitzy and glamorous, but beneath the persona, some deep Pittsburgh values remained.

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Pittsburgh never forgot that Warhol was a native son. The city remembered him by renaming the Seventh Street Bridge the “Andy Warhol Bridge” in celebration of the museum’s 10th anniversary.

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AWMuseum10 copyPittsburgh is a blue collar, football loving town. But it is also home to one of pop culture’s most famous artists, Andy Warhol. The Andy Warhol Museum is fantastic. Whether or not you are a fan of the artist or his art, this museum is a great place to visit.

 

 

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