Among the benefits of spending our first full week in Pittsburgh was that we got to be there for the implosion of the Penn Circle public housing complex in East Liberty on Sunday. The high-rise was part of a misguided urban renewal project of the 1960s (yes, I know that’s redundant) that flattened an entire Pittsburgh neighborhood, and it was demolished this weekend to provide space for a Target store as part of a misguided urban renewal project of the 2000s that’s rebuilding the neighborhood as a suburban shopping center.
It was my fifth implosion and Mark‘s second (but his first “real” one).
Many more pictures and thoughts on Pittsburgh shortly. Right now I have lots of email to slog through.