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McKeesport Gets Aggressive with Demolitions

Some good reporting from Tube City Almanac on the efforts of McKeesport, PA, to demolish vacant and abandoned properties.

-KG

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Blog Spotlight: Tube City Almanac

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Time for a regular Rust Wire feature: highlighting some of our other favorite blogs from around the region.

I nominate Tube City Almanac, a great blog about news and history in western Pennsylvania’s “tube city” of McKeesport.

It was receommended to me by several smart and knowledgeable folks who were familiar with McKeesport.

My favorites on the blog include its history of the community, especially the section on the region’s steel heritage, complete with employee memories of U.S. Steel’s National Works and other facilities.

Check it out!

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A Look Inside an Old Steel Casting Plant

Check out this view of the old, abandoned Fort Pitt Steel Casting plant in McKeesport, Pa. (outside Pittsburgh).

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