About Pittsburgh

In 2016 Pittsburgh celebrated the 200th anniversary of its incorporation as a City by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

 

Its bicentenary  year 1816-2016  represents a history of expansion and success.

 

Pittsburgh has also ranked in 2015 , N°1 spot as best urban area to live in the Northeast by Money Magazine.  The cities were selected from more than 60 large cities with population of more than 300.000 inhabitants.

 

Many of the United States' largest companies have offices in Pittsburgh  including Alcoa, Bayer, Calgon Carbon, Del Monte Foods, FedEx Ground, Freemarkets, GlaxoSmithKline, H.J. Heinz Company, PNC Financial Services Group, PPG Industries, Sony Electronics, US Steel Corporation and Westinghouse Electric Company. Most of the largest employers in Pittsburgh are regional companies. Actually , Google and Apple made their entrance pulling talents from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

 

The famous landmark called "The point" is where the  Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet to form the Ohio river. These waterways, with  its natural resources of coal, timber, natural gas, iron and limestone, made the city one of the most industrial  in the country during the first century of its existence.  Nowadays, the city changed to be become  a high tech environment, focused in advancing  technical and scientific research, health practice, educational organizations and banking industry.

 

A college town

 

  • University of Pittsburgh

  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • Duquesne University

  • Robert Morris University

  • Point Park University

  • Chatam College

  • Carlow College

  • Art Institute of Pittsburgh

  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute

  • University of Phoenix

  • ITT Technical Institute

  • Kaplan Career Institute

  • Sanford-Brown Institute

 

Great pictures of our city!

Carnegie Mellon University

Cathedral Learning 

Hillman Library 

Schenley Park

PNC Park

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