Imagine fishing from a piece of deck that was once part of an old mill coal loader. Or gazing out over the Mon from the top of a large mooring cell once used to tether barges. Or perhaps paddling to a small floating island for an afternoon picnic.
They’re all part of the vision for 1.3 miles of Monongahela riverfront once claimed by the former LTV Coke Works in Hazelwood and largely left for dead for decades.
After six months of study, including ideas and feedback from neighborhood residents, Pittsburgh-based Environmental Planning & Design has crafted a plan that turns the rusting industrial relics that mar the water’s edge into modern-day recreational amenities aimed at enhancing it.
“It’s genuine Pittsburgh,” Andrew J.G. Schwartz, studio director of Environmental Planning & Design, said in an interview.
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