Planning a Pens Village
Fish in sky, old post-office, new center for childrens' muesum.
Pittsburgh from the river just beyond the West End Bridge.
Gangplank of a ferry.
Double wide doors.
Open doorways to the maglev train.
Exiting the ferry on the weekend. These are not business travelers.
Bridge in Pittsburgh. Cost to repair PA bridges is estimated to be $11 Billion, as per August 2007.
Swim pool at Discovery Bay in Hong Kong. New buildings in the background.
Reading the newspapers in the park. They are posted here each day.
Pgh Public Schools is a big district. It could be broken apart so that it becomes a new district only for high school aged students. Then other, smaller districts, could be formed for the K-8 grades.
Urban Plan concept at in China in Chengdu.
Davis Street in Evanston, Illinois.
Davis Street Fishmarket in Evanston, Illinois
Nabih's, Inc. on Davis Street in Evanston, Illinois
Town hall meeting at South Side's Market House in March, 2007 about the bar bill.
Residents hit a grand slam talking to the guys in the front of the room. Mr. Koch, of city council, district 3, is standing by the screen with arms folded. The audience filled the Market House.
TV cameras were there too. Mayor Ravenstahl is in the center of the photo, sitting with the residents to get a better view of the presentation.
We don't need more bars. We have a problem. There are problems with enforement and more.
Only a dozen speakers were booked to present. That was plenty. Messages were delivered, loud and clear.
People from most sectors of the community spoke and listened. The fight has had many fronts in recent years.
I've never liked it when the South Side Local Development Company, nor other groups, say that they speak for me. This topic gets all involved. Existing bar owners love it too as it limits future competitors. But these 'mega bars' open up a new can of worms.
J.F. of Pgh's Planning Dept kept notes and time on the speakers. BBI, Zoning, Police Zone Commander, Mayor, City Councilman, Public Works, and Mr. Pat Ford (hidden with only a knee visible) -- the new development czar, were there and listening.
Pat Ford sat at the end fo the table.
The microphones in the front of the room were silent, as they should have been. The real talk was among the people.
Community meeting at South Side Market House. J.F. takes notes. Pat Ford at end of table (close on right). Guy Costa, etc.
Video of Pat Ford introduces Mayor, Luke Ravenstahl.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl speaks behind a pole and says he expects to take police zone 3 and break it up. But, without a promise.
Olympic Rings might roll into the Windy City
City Planning Meeting. The video that stopped the meeting.
Carnegie Hall, built by Andrew Carnegie and the residents. The facility is now closed. It is home to a theater.
North Side Library
Swim pool in in a new addition to the the school. Swimmers in high school are often on the US Olympic Team too.
Stevenson High School, in Illinois, north of Chicago.
Bradish Street's Big Dig in 2007
Snake encounter with a ranger in Wyoming.