The City: Renaissance, Phase 2


Some two miles northeast of downtown Pittsburgh lies a stretch of land called Panther Hollow, more colloquially known as "The Gulch." The jagged, 1,000-ft.-wide ravine runs 150 ft. deep and a mile long, an ugly supergully slashing between the green campuses of Carnegie Institute of Technology and the University of Pittsburgh. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad rumbles along its bottom, flanked by a few slum houses, construction storage yards, truck depots and a junkyard. Most cities would give it up as a desolate though semiserviceable eyesore. Not Pittsburgh, which has announced plans to convert the 75-acre Panther Hollow wasteland...

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