Taking a walk in most Pittsburgh neighborhoods, it's not uncommon to see historic buildings alongside shiny new developments. Some areas, like the Mexican War Streets in North Side, are protected by regulations that keep the old buildings in good shape and bar new development. But in many parts of Pittsburgh, you'll find these odd clashes of new and old, traditional designs and uber modern buildings sharing the same block. While some of the old and contemporary differences are obvious, according to the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF), "the more carefully you look, the more time works to intertwine the seeming opposites."
This Tuesday, Pittsburgh City Paper
contributing writer, educator, and architecture critic Charles Rosenblum
will present "A Short Discussion of Architecture and Time" at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center in Wilkinsburg. The PHLF lecture will focus on how studying the architecture of buildings can take one on a journey through time.
In anticipation of the upcoming lecture, we asked Rosenblum five architectural-related questions.