History Video

Views of Nine Mile Run:
A Landscape Transformed by Industry

This video present the Nine Mile Run valley in its physical and historical context. Interviews with historians, citizens and current users illustrate a range of perceptions which emerge from unauthorized use of this abandoned industrial site.These perceptions both enable and constrain the development of authorized public space. Nine Mile Run is an urban brownfiled currently scheduled for a mix of public and private development on the east end of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Video Directed by
Bob Bingham with Joel Tarr

Production Team
Christina Hung: Producer
Steffi Domike: Interviews
Sean Lyons: Historical Editing

Research Editing
Christina Hung
Sean Lyons

Photographic Sources
Ace Aerial Photography
Archives of Industrial Society, University of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Cherokee Helicopter Service
Citizens Committee on a City Plan for Pittsburgh
Ted Rakovsky
Nancy Horrocks Thomas
United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Mines

Special Thanks To
Eileen Bell
Robert Gangewere
Eugene Levy
Joe Robinson
Claire Staples

This project was supported by a Pennsylvania History and Museum Grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Copyright STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, 1999

For copies of the video contact:
the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at 412-268-1564

Nine Mile Run Greenway Project
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
Carnegie Mellon University