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Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, sometimes called the Golden Triangle, is located at the precise confluence of the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River. The "triangle" is formed by the two rivers; it is "golden" because it is and long has been the city's commercial center, where the fortunes of industrial barons like Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, George Westinghouse, and Henry J. Heinz were made. Pittsburgh skyline as viewed from Mount Washington Pittsburgh is a city in Western Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat of Allegheny County. ... The Allegheny River (historically, especially in New York state, also spelled Allegany River) is a principal tributary of the Ohio River, which it forms with the Monongahela River at the downtown Pittsburghs Golden Triangle point. The river is approximately 325 mi (523 km) long, in the U.S. states... The Monongahela River at Morgantown, West Virginia in 1999 The Monongahela River (Affectionately referred to as The Mon) is a river on the Allegheny Plateau in West Virginia and Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of the Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel. ... Henry Clay Frick Henry Clay Frick (December 19, 1849 – December 2, 1919) was an American industrialist and art patron. ... George Westinghouse (October 6, 1846 – March 12, 1914) was an American entrepreneur and engineer now best known for the brand of electrical goods that bear his name. ... Henry J. Heinz Henry John Heinz (October 11, 1844–May 14, 1919) was a United States businessman. ...

It includes Point State Park, and is bordered on the east by the Strip District, the Hill District, and the Bluff (Uptown). Point State Park and the fountain can be seen in the lower left corner of this photo of Pittsburgh. ... Pittsburghs Strip District is a one-half square mile area of land northest of the central business district bordered to the north by the Allegheny River and to the south by portions of the Hill District. ... The Hill District is considered by many to be the cultural center of African-American life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Bluff or Uptown is an area in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania just west of the citys downtown area. ...


  • Toker, Franklin (1986, 1994). Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0822954346.

External links

  • Interactive Pittsburgh Neighborhoods Map

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