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arrival in Pittsburgh

When arriving last night I was kind of taken with how pretty Pittsburgh is at night... the bridges across the river are suspension bridges, well lit, and the town uses color. Flying overhead, I spotted a flaming smokestack, which I realized meant that this is a city that makes stuff. Steel City, or refinery, or whatever, it doesn't really matter what that thing was connected to; other than razor blades, I can't really think of stuff that comes out of Boston.

Driving from the airport, I spotted some pretty neon buildings down by the water; I can't remember what they were anymore, but... Pittsburgh's answer to Storrow Drive is just so wide, and relaxing, and well-lit.

It was pretty. what can I say?

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cityofbeige
Sep. 25th, 2007 11:54 am (UTC)
Things are produced around Boston, but nowhere near on a large scale. One time I was wandering near some condos in Somerville, and I kept hearing a "ka-thunk... ka-thunk". Really close by was a small warehouse with the sign "XYZ Drop Forge" on it. There are dozens of micro-factories like that scattered all over Somerville.

As for the bio-tech area near Kendall Square... who knows what they're making there. Could be some mutant, virulent and fatal viruses for all I know.

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