Near and far, Pittsburgh’s riverfronts are making headlines

Redbud Trees at the Mon Wharf

Pittsburgh’s riverfronts are incredibly scenic and ever-evolving, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise when they pop up in the news.

Admittedly, we still get a thrill when we see the city’s waterfronts appear in local and national news stories. Here’s a roundup of recent articles:

– The New York Times discovers that Pittsburgh’s cultural scene is as plentiful as its bridges, and features a photo of the “Energy Flow” wind-powered lighting installation on the Rachel Carson Bridge. 

– Not wanting to be left out of the action, The Washington Post also features “Energy Flow” as a notable piece of public art in the city.

-Curious about how Riverlife works? The Incline gives a rundown on several development projects lining Pittsburgh’s riverfronts and highlights Riverlife’s efforts working with developers and property owners on issues of access and design.

– “You’re the lady who wants me to put public restrooms on the trail, right?” asked the developer of Vivien Li, Riverlife President and CEO. Read more of their exchange in this Pittsburgh Magazine profile piece.

-Also in Pittsburgh Magazine, this month’s cover story features the Three Rivers Heritage Trail as a riverfront adventure worth taking.

Photo by Stephan Bontrager