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Showcasing a 'New America'
The Pittsburgh region has survived wrenching economic change and emerged with a balanced, innovation-driven economy renowned for health care and life sciences, technology and robotics, higher education and research, financial services, advanced manufacturing and renewable energy.
A City Full of Diversity
As a city full of diversity, you will love exploring the culture, food, and atmosphere of Pittsburgh’s 89 unique and ethnically distinctive neighborhoods. Pittsburgh’s downtown is full of the city hustle and bustle, and Squirrel Hill has the quaint charm of a main street-like community. Meanwhile, Oakland, with its many universities, supplies a uniquely intellectual atmosphere. Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods and the unique people in them are just waiting for you to come and visit!.
About the G20 Summit Venues
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Designed by renowned architect Raphael Vinoly, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center is the first convention center in the world to be awarded the LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for leadership in energy and environmental design. Located on a former Brownfield site in Downtown Pittsburgh, the Convention Center reflects the environmental friendliness that is a hallmark of our region. The building's green attributes have helped to attract many organizations and government agencies to book meetings and conventions in this one-of-a-kind building. While boasting breathtaking views of the North Shore and Downtown Pittsburgh from the concourses, balconies and terraces, the 1.4 million-square-foot Convention Center is in the heart of the downtown business and Cultural District.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
The Victorian glasshouse that opened in 1893 in Oakland is known today as "the Green Heart of Pittsburgh," and is a national model for environmental leadership. Phipps boasts the First LEED Certified building in a public garden, thanks to its earth-sheltered Welcome Center, which was completed in 2005. Phipps' newest addition, the Tropical Forest Conservatory, is passively cooled and is considered the world's most energy-efficient conservatory. In addition, it is the only conservatory in the world powered by a solid oxide fuel cell.
Andy Warhol Museum
Located on the North Side, the Andy Warhol Museum is the largest single-artist museum in the United States. With a mission to be "more than a museum," The Warhol is known regionally for being a forum for lively, creative, community dialogue thanks to a steady stream of edgy exhibitions and thought-provoking programs and musical performances that defy the norm for traditional art museums. The 88,000-square-foot museum is also considered a day-one tourist attraction for the city of Pittsburgh. Internationally, the museum is recognized for being the definitive source for all-things Warhol, and its wildly popular traveling exhibitions have been viewed by more than 6 million people throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
CAPA - Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts Magnet High School
The Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts Magnet (CAPA) program offers a comprehensive academic curriculum and intensive pre-professional training in the arts. Originally opened in 1979 as a part time program with 35 students, the program flourished and today enrolls 800+ full-time students majoring in Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Literary Arts, Theatre and Visual Arts. At the start of the 2003-04 school year, Pittsburgh CAPA relocated to a new building located in the Cultural District in Downtown Pittsburgh. The building is a world-class facility that includes a 400-seat auditorium, a black box theatre, an art gallery, media arts center, fitness center, computer labs and special rehearsal spaces. The building is fitted with the latest in technology to support student achievement. This location will allow students to learn their crafts in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District and collaborate with working artists from across the region, state and country.
Rosemont Farm is the suburban Pittsburgh home of philanthropist Teresa Heinz. Located in the Fox Chapel suburb of Pittsburgh, Rosemont Farm is a fully working farm where they grow their own fruits and vegetables and raise cows, chickens and produce their own fresh eggs.