Pittsburgh: Downtown (Instantâneo)

Pittsburgh: Downtown (Instantâneo)

Pittsburgh was founded in 1758 and named by General John Forbes in honor of the British statesman William Pitt.

The growth of Pittsburgh and its economy was caused by the extensive trade in steel through the 1970s. Pittsburgh has since adapted to the collapse of the region’s steel industry. The primary industries have shifted more to high technology, such as robotics, health care, nuclear engineering, tourism, biomedical technology, finance, and services.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, wealthy businessmen and nonprofit organizations donated millions of dollars to create educational and cultural institutions. As a result, Pittsburgh is rich in art and culture.

Source: Wikipedia

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