It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood
I was coming home from my uncle’s last night and was day-dreaming and ended up missing my exit and wound up on the North Shore. I decided to take this as an opportunity to check out all the development going on over there. The casino garage looks just about done and the casino itself seems to have all the walls up from the outside. there’s at least 1 hotel in the works by PNC park, and I think another building in construction as well. They razed the sportsworks complex to make way for the northshore T connector already. One thing I couldnt explain, is the construction around the the Manchester Bridge Pier near Heinz Field. It looks like they cut a hole in it or something. So I went to research mode.
Turns out, it’s going to be the new Mr. Rogers monument. It was supposed to be completed in Fall 2008, but I guess they hit some major delays. I found a few articles that said the 10 foot scultpure of him is already done and sitting in a warehouse somewhere since may 2008. That’s a long time. This looks like a pretty cool place though. I’m almost concerned that the northshore is going to become something like washington DC with all the monuments along the Mall. Either way, I’m happy to see new stuff, especially for Mr. Rogers.