From the Hot Metal Bridge, a roundabout trip to some cool sites a roundabout trip to some cool sitesThe Hot Metal Bridge is what opened this past week. The Mon-Con Bridge is what re-opened seven years ago. There are two bridges, side-by-side. They've been, in recent times, been called the wrong names. Oh well.
If it was up to me, I would have worked hard to open the pedestrian bridge first. That was the harder one to do. Then we would have had both bridges open for the past six years.
How can something be 'cool' yet be seven years behind the times? Isn't the thought of 'cool' such that it can't be stale? Is 'cool' not like being 'hip?'
I'd be hard pressed to call the Pgh Technology Center on Second Ave one of the most 'youthful parts of the city.' The Tech Center is "TIF" land. And, it has been the subject of a SECOND wave of TIFs, years after the first. TIFs (Tax Incremental Financing) are so 'old school.'
The Pgh Technology Center is so suburban. That office park could be in Green Tree, South Pointe, Morgantown or Dallas. It isn't urban, dense, nor youthful.