cold Pittsburgh

A cold winter day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania …

Cathedral of Learning

The Cathedral of Learning depicted in the plate above is, as of 2008, the tallest educational building in the western hemisphere and the third tallest in the world. This 42 story building belongs to the University of Pittsburgh and was completed in 1937, though the first classes were held in the uncompleted building in 1931.

Heinz Memorial Chapel

The Heinz Memorial Chapel depicted above was completed in 1938, a few weeks after the death of its designer Charles Klauder. Its steeples rises 77 meters above the ground though it’s dwarfed by the adjacent Cathedral of Learning.

Charles Anderson Memorial Bridge

Erected in 1940, the Charles Anderson Memorial Bridge connects Oakland with Schenley Park. Charles Anderson served in the Pittsburgh City Council between the 1920s and 1930s.

Bellefield Boiler Plant, aka Cloud Factory

Bellefield Boiler Plant (aka Cloud Factory) was built in 1907 at Junction Hollow and today provides steam heat for the surrounding area through coal and natural gas.

Smokestack at Bellefield Boiler Plant

The tip of the original 150 feet tall smokestack at the “Cloud Factory”. A second stack was added later and extends over 200 feet into the sky.


  1. Clark says:

    Truly great pictures!!

    thanks for sharing.


  2. Driverless Sam says:

    Hi Ben
    Nice pics, especially when viewed from Florida where it was 71 degrees F today.

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