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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dream Big, Pittsburgh

Posted By on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Across the street from Target in East Liberty, a massive construction project is underway: new busway stops, retail, apartments and restaurants. Recently, the site erected a wall with artist renderings of how it will all look when completed. The drawings depict what one would expect: happy people, shiny new buildings, new greenspaces. (Also, pretty sure those are the East End crows dotting the sky.)


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But in one aerial depiction, two bizarre things have been added to the cityscape — far from East Liberty.


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This is a Ferris wheel. A huge one. Long-range perspective is always tricky in Pittsburgh, but a best guess puts this in the Strip District.


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This defies easy analysis. It might be a rocket-launching structure. Or a huge fracking rig? Another super-sized amusement ride? We'll have to wait and see.

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