Here’s one of my favorite not Italian spots in the world – PNC Park. It has, of course, been lauded over and over as a modern baseball marvel. One of the truly outstanding features of this stadium is the navy steel rotunda which forms a spiral walkway to the very top of the ballpark. I’ve been meaning to post these since June, so now as the baseball season begins to wane, and I go into mourning, I thought I’d show you what Pittsburgh looks like from the top of the rotunda of the greatest baseball stadium in the world. Here goes:
Legacy Square commemorating the great Negro League teams from Pittsburgh. There used to be bronze statues here. Where did they go?
Looking straight down on the enormous statue of the great Hall of Famer Willie Stargell – one of my childhood heroes. He died the night before PNC opened its doors in 2001.
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Here’s the top of the rotunda itself. The original designs had a roof over the steel structure, but I’m so glad that didn’t happen.
Standing at the top of the left field foul pole – fans filing in.
Looking eastward over the Allegheny River. The tallest building in Pittsburgh – the former US Steel building takes center stage.
Looking Southeast over the Allegheny. PPG Paints building second from the left. In the distance Point State Park and Mount Washington.
A beautiful view of the Roberto Clemente Bridge heading downtown.
In my happy place. See you next summer PNC Park.