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About This GigaPanToggle
- Taken by
- Ron Gaydos
- Explore score
- 0.11 Gigapixels
- Date added
- August 18, 2008
- Date taken
- August 15, 2008
Taken from a bluff in Rankin, this is one of those places that built America. Furnaces 6 and 7 still stand to become a monument to the industrial might and Mon Valley melting pot, inspiring books such as Thomas Bell's Out of This Furnace and even a John Wayne movie. The Pittsburgh-based Industrial Arts Cooperative made several large sculptures from materials found on the site after its abandonment by US Steel.
This site is to become a 21st century walkable, multi-use riverfront community connected to adjacent neighborhoods and the region through its many transportation facilities and the draw of the steel Industry Heritage National Historic Site park.
More information is available at www.tbdfconnects.org , www.riversofsteel.com , www.popcitymedia.com/features/0606riverssteel.aspx
Click around the panorama to see various details of the plans for the site.