THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY WALK OF FAME
PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Can an airport be more than a transit hub? Pittsburgh International Airport believes that an airport can make travel a better experience. Known as PIT, the airport features a central core that is accessible all gates. Currently, the area features a host of shopping and dining experiences. It may soon be the site of the Allegheny County Walk of Fame.
Pittsburgh is home to many individuals and businesses that have changed to world. The Allegheny County Walk of Fame will be an exciting new attraction which will share Pittsburgh’s successes and achievements. We are aware of Allegheny County residents like steel baron Andrew Carnegie, pop artist Andy Warhol, children’s TV pioneer Fred Rogers, producer David O. Selznick and jazz drummer Art Blakey.
But, did you know that when it comes to local business entities, Pittsburgh is the corporate hub of U.S. Steel, Alcoa, H. J. Heinz Company, Dick’s Sporting Goods, WESCO International and the world’s first commercial radio station, etc. Allegheny County businesses have made extraordinary contributions to our quality of life.
Pittsburgh is sometimes called America’s “Best Sports City” or the “City of Champions.” The Steelers football team has won six Super Bowls and the Penguins hockey team and Pirates baseball club have each won National titles four times. All Pittsburgh team colors feature yellow and black. Sports in Pittsburgh have been played dating back to the American Civil War; baseball, hockey, and the first professional American football game had been played in the city by 1895. America and Allegheny County love their sports heroes. The City has even named a bridge after Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente.
The Allegheny County Walk of Fame incorporates a customized combination of medallions, plaques, art, interpretive signs, apps, websites, games, contests and other innovations to share a memorable local experience. It will invigorate the center core of the airport; inspiring people to get to the airport earlier, and spend more time onsite; allowing the airport to expand from a transit hub to a location of interest.