Changing Our Point of View, Video
This video tour, created by Bob Bingham with Cherokee Helicopter Service and editor Christina Hung, follows the Monongahela River from the Point, where Pittsburgh's three-rivers merge, to the culverted source of Nine Mile Run. The images graphically illustrate the lack of public access, the meaning of "brownfield" and the enormous opportunity that ecological restoration can bring to the decidedly barren post-industrial waterfronts of Pittsburgh.
Of our recently redeveloped waterfront public spaces, only three embrace the form and function (ecology and aesthetic) of a major river floodplain: the 18th Street Riverfront Park on the South Side, the Cultural Trustıs downtown park designed by Michael Van Valkenburg and Ann Hamilton, and the edge treatment of the new Alcoa Corporate headquarters.
The 18th Street Riverfront Park is the only official point of public access on the Monongahela riverfront.
Christina Hung, Editor