Leaders: Tear Down Mellon Arena To Re...

Leaders: Tear Down Mellon Arena To Redevelop Hill District

There are 15 comments on the WPXI story from Apr 12, 2010, titled Leaders: Tear Down Mellon Arena To Redevelop Hill District. In it, WPXI reports that:

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and Pennsylvania state leaders are hoping to redevelop and revitalize 28 acres of the Hill District around the site of the Mellon Arena.

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“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Apr 12, 2010
Been there there, done that - Thats what Davy Lawrence did in the late 50's. How did that work ?
Poke me in the Eye

United States

#2 Apr 12, 2010
Put back the cockroach infested Hoe houses, I mean row houses!
A Proud Pittsburgher

Norvelt, PA

#3 Apr 12, 2010
Well, there you go again, old man! How did the Pittsburgh Renaissance that Davy Lawrence helped shape work out? Pretty dang well, ya' old fool!

A reivitalized, re-built downtown, christened as the "Golden Triangle," and ultimately crowed by the Point State Park and Fountain, and which went hand-in-hand with dramatic improvements in the city's environment that eradicated the dirty smog and industrial haze that once lead to Pittsburgh moniker as the "Smoky City," or it's characterization as "hell with the lid off." He helped create the first, great Pittsburgh Renaissance that was followed by a second, and even a third! A great city now consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the nation.

But the worst and most unfortunate spot of dark and barren blight that still remains, of course, is the withered and decayed excuse for what you would so pitifully claim to be a soul!
odiggy

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Apr 12, 2010
Will they rebuild the crossroads of the world?

“Rickroll me I dare you.”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#5 Apr 13, 2010
Tear the old one down, build something new. This is what other cities do to their dilapidated sports buildings. Yes, its a cool building but its hardly historic. The new one looks much nicer and that area could use something like the Waterfront, South Side Works or Station Square.

Welcome to the 21th century, Pittsburgh.

“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Apr 13, 2010
A Proud Pittsburgher wrote:
Well, there you go again, old man! How did the Pittsburgh Renaissance that Davy Lawrence helped shape work out? Pretty dang well, ya' old fool!
A reivitalized, re-built downtown, christened as the "Golden Triangle," and ultimately crowed by the Point State Park and Fountain, and which went hand-in-hand with dramatic improvements in the city's environment that eradicated the dirty smog and industrial haze that once lead to Pittsburgh moniker as the "Smoky City," or it's characterization as "hell with the lid off." He helped create the first, great Pittsburgh Renaissance that was followed by a second, and even a third! A great city now consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the nation.
But the worst and most unfortunate spot of dark and barren blight that still remains, of course, is the withered and decayed excuse for what you would so pitifully claim to be a soul!
One of the most livable cities with very few taxpaying citizens left in it. Yeah man. Davy chased away the industry, brought in the non-profits, moved the lower hill to the northside and Manchester neighborhoods and initiated "smoke control". Lawrence did more to build up the suburbs around the city than any other mayor. He killed the tax base. And he did it in order to build the symphony a special place to play under the stars.

“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Apr 13, 2010
"But the worst and most unfortunate spot of dark and barren blight that still remains, of course, is the withered and decayed excuse for what you would so pitifully claim to be a soul!"

Ahhhhh - the mark of a true progressive (liberal) Personal attacks.
A Proud Pittsburgher

Norvelt, PA

#8 Apr 13, 2010
Old Cynic wrote:
<quoted text>
One of the most livable cities with very few taxpaying citizens left in it. Yeah man. Davy chased away the industry, brought in the non-profits, moved the lower hill to the northside and Manchester neighborhoods and initiated "smoke control". Lawrence did more to build up the suburbs around the city than any other mayor. He killed the tax base. And he did it in order to build the symphony a special place to play under the stars.
Can't you get anything right, old man?

The population of Pittsburgh was estimated at 312,819 in 2006; that's more than a few, and, in fact, while it's only the 54th largest U.S. city (2000 census), but the metropolitan area ranked 20th (2000 census).

What happened to Pittsburgh? It was an industrial town whose primary industry, steel, took on the chin big time thirty years ago due to growing world competition in manufacturing. You oughta be able to deal with that by now, old man.

And the Civic Arena was built as the new venue for the Civic Light Opera, old fool, not the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra!

And if you choose to make vacuous or untrue attacks upon my city, old fool, expect the same in return! You've lost any sense of pride, old man, or any kind of vision for the future; do you expect to be lauded for your insight? Get real!

“Rickroll me I dare you.”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#9 Apr 14, 2010
Pittsburgh (according to the Census) is the 60th largest city by population and its metro area is the 22nd.

Just saying.

There are suburbs of cities out west that are bigger than Pittsburgh.
A Proud Pittsburgher

Norvelt, PA

#10 Apr 14, 2010
According to the Census Bureau, Freddy, not the Census, which is a decennial event, and far from concluded for 2010.

Just saying.

And there are cities several times larger than the entire state of Pennsylvannia... but it's not relevant to the point I was making, however.

“Rickroll me I dare you.”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#11 Apr 14, 2010
A Proud Pittsburgher wrote:
According to the Census Bureau, Freddy, not the Census, which is a decennial event, and far from concluded for 2010.
Just saying.
And there are cities several times larger than the entire state of Pennsylvannia... but it's not relevant to the point I was making, however.
My figures were from 2008, my friend.

Just saying.
A Proud Pittsburgher

Norvelt, PA

#12 Apr 14, 2010
And I do not doubt they are correct, sir; but I prefer to use the actual count numbers from the most recent decennial Census, not an interim estimate from the Census Bureau. Your citation was incomplete, though... which was my point. That we've slipped a bit in eight years, utilizing interim estimates, is not surprising, actually.

“Rickroll me I dare you.”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#13 Apr 14, 2010
A Proud Pittsburgher wrote:
And I do not doubt they are correct, sir; but I prefer to use the actual count numbers from the most recent decennial Census, not an interim estimate from the Census Bureau.
You said your number were from 2006, not 2000.
A Proud Pittsburgher

Norvelt, PA

#14 Apr 14, 2010
Freddy Pickle wrote:
<quoted text>
You said your number were from 2006, not 2000.
Freddy, you're getting as bad as the old man; here's the line from my post: "The population of Pittsburgh was estimated at 312,819 in 2006; that's more than a few, and, in fact, while it's only the 54th largest U.S. city (2000 census), but the metropolitan area ranked 20th (2000 census)."

Your post challenged the city and metropolitan ranks, not the population number. And those were clearly referenced as being from the 2000 Census. As I tell the old fella, ya' gotta read the post carefully!

“Rickroll me I dare you.”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#15 Apr 15, 2010
A Proud Pittsburgher wrote:
<quoted text>
Freddy, you're getting as bad as the old man; here's the line from my post: "The population of Pittsburgh was estimated at 312,819 in 2006; that's more than a few, and, in fact, while it's only the 54th largest U.S. city (2000 census), but the metropolitan area ranked 20th (2000 census)."
Your post challenged the city and metropolitan ranks, not the population number. And those were clearly referenced as being from the 2000 Census. As I tell the old fella, ya' gotta read the post carefully!
I stand corrected.

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