Pittsburgh Then and Now: Mount Washington Overlook

The platforms along Grandview Avenue provide panoramic city skyline views to thousands of visitors each year.


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It's been just over a half-century since the overlooks were constructed along Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington. Since then, the platforms that provide panoramic​ views of the city skyline have been used for countless pictures. 
 


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Today, the platforms remain as popular as ever, however the sidewalks adjacent to them are showing their age. Visitors may have noticed that portions of the elevated sidewalks near the platforms have been closed for repairs. The Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure says the reconstruction work will begin in August and be completed by November at a cost of between $750,000 and $1 million.

Pittsburgh Then & Now is a yearlong series in celebration of Pittsburgh Magazine's 50th anniversary where we explore the changes that have happened across the region from 1969 until present-day. Read more Then & Now stories here.

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