Dreaming of Pittsburgh

pittold On the eve of the G-20 summit, a native son finds a city moving toward the future but longing for its past.

When President Obama announced that Pittsburgh would be the site of the upcoming G-20 summit, even Pittsburghers were surprised. Like a stunned and overcome beauty pageant winner, we honestly never dreamed we were in the running. pittnewSummits are held in international capitals like London or Helsinki, and while we understood that we weren’t the first choice—for some reason, New York was booked—we were still puzzled, and a little worried. Were we really big enough to handle a summit? And, far more important, how would the rest of the world see Pittsburgh?

[read more from the Wall Street Journal]

One thought on “Dreaming of Pittsburgh

  1. Stewart, I’m a longtime Post-Gazette writer and editor and a fan of your work. I think this essay is one of the most elegant and astute summaries of the Pittsburgh mindset and its current place in history I’ve ever seen. Kudos.

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