(continued fom page 106) says the eclectic mix made it ideal for the local presence of the popular worldwide search engine. want to be part of the cafe culture of math, science and in the neighborhood, he says. the bus route to East Liberty, you hear these great conversations on algorithms, on biology, and so forth. The breeding professionals who think that At Bakery Square, Google will be adding engineers for projects involving search, infastructure, advertising quality and other areas of engineering and development. Moore says the past got a he explains. has a history associated with very largescale engineering of a completely Researchers fom other local universities are moving in nearby, and new hotels and have recently opened near the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. The restored gem is named for two of East most famous natives: dancer Gene Kelly and composer Billy Strayhorn. hits all Lowery says. location lends itself to other local pastimes. a short riverside stroll fom PNC Park and Heinz Field, the near-sacred home of the beloved Steelers. Since its opening in 2001, the retro-style home of the Pittsburgh Pirates has drawn praise as one of the best places to watch baseball in the country (not to mention the downtown skyline view or the post-game that Pittsburghers love). The North Shore is also home to another iconic presence: The Andy Warhol Museum, the largest single-artist collection, a seven-story monument to the Pop artist and Pittsburgh native. Among the crop of other museums clustered near the stadiums, the riverfont Carnegie Science Center has opened the permanent exhibit on robotics. a short bike ride fom the North Shore to the Pittsburgh Technology Center, another repurposed post-industrial site. The campus reclaims a that was once the home of steelmaking giant Jones Laughlin. Today, the research and industrial park connects with downtown via a recreational path. real investment that helped Allegheny County was cleaning up old says Dan Onorato, Allegheny elected County Executive. Such took lot of money and a lot of cooperation between the state, the county and the private And ofen ended with nods to the industrial rec path is the Eliza Furnace Trail, named for the Jones Laughlin blast furnace. One Pittsburgh newcomer who commutes daily on the trail fom the North Shore is Neill Turner. The 32-year-old Brit arrived in town in 2007 for a research post at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The Institute, a joint of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC housed at the Technology Center, focuses on developing new therapies that can repair diseased tissue or tissue damaged by trauma. interest is in advancing the science of regenerative medicine and getting those innovations to says Turner. The work has immediate applications in treating military casualties, and it may help people with diabetes and other diseases. are really seeing the We are helping says Turner, also a research assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. And the city itself has been another discovery: are many opportunities to do outdoor cycling and kayaking. Pittsburgh has done a lot to regenerate the riversides. right on your
The North Shore
and Sustainable Exports
For those working on the North Shore, the lure is the best views. corporate headquarters on the Allegheny River a panorama of passing kayakers and cyclists. The leading producer of aluminum, with 59,000 employees around the world and 900 on the North Shore, Alcoa is now helping the city craf new recycling initiatives. a task well-suited to the which estimates that 75 percent of all of the aluminum produced since 1888 is still in active use today. In its 120-year history, Alcoa has supplied aluminum for uses fom aerospace to autos; even its original headquarters tower was made fom the Its latest invention applies its expertise to renewable energy. At suburban Pittsburgh facility, engineers have captured solar power in a trough with panels, with both elements made fom aluminum. Replacing the traditional glass used in photovoltaics will cut the cost by at least 20 percent, says company spokesperson Kevin Lowery. breaks. Aluminum a global solution for sustainability. Social, and
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PHOTOS (STEELER FANS ANDY WARHOL) COURTESY OF VISIT PITTSBURGH
Top to bottom: fans getting ready for football at Heinz Field; An atrium at Google Pittsburgh; The entrance to the Andy Warhol Museum.