Pittsburgh is a city with a dynamic history that is very much alive and well in the culture existing within it today. It is called the “Steel City” because of its massive industrial past. There’s not an inch of Pittsburgh as it is currently, that doesn’t hold the memory of the city’s era of its booming steel mill industry. Whether you’re a visitor, a transplant, or born and raised from generations of Pittsburgh natives, you know the stories of the steel mills, the pollution, the city’s condition, and the living environment it created in and around itself.
Pittsburgh is called the “City of Bridges” because of the immense amount of bridges reaching out across its 3 rivers, connecting the surrounding city neighborhoods to each other and to the downtown heart of the city. 446 bridges to be exact.
Pittsburgh is the “Black and Gold City” because of the overwhelming amount of pride that the people living within it exude in support of their professional sports teams and their city in general. For as small of a city as Pittsburgh seems to be, its pride and culture blankets the entire United States under the guise of “Steeler Nation.”
These are all things that Pittsburgh is currently, all spanning directly from everything it once was. Under its own strength and resilience, Pittsburgh never fell to its knees. It went from a front-runner in the steel industry to a front-runner in medicine, technology and art. Embracing the necessary shift in focus, much like its teams, to get back on top, Pittsburgh made a comeback.
Pittsburgh: The Comeback
As a person born and raised in Pittsburgh, everything being put on display by Time in this video is commonplace and common knowledge to the people who live here. The bigger picture is the thing many can miss. As this city is a part of it, the world most certainly impacts the city of Pittsburgh, but what the world probably doesn’t realize… is how much it is impacted by the city of Pittsburgh.