New! Cultural District Update

James M Singleton takes point-and-shoot camera snapshots of major changes in Downtown Pittsburgh which can include construction, restorations and renovations; along with updates from the Pittsburgh Cultural District.


Updates have resumed on June 9 following some time off. Bicycle maintenance and restoration will limit updates during the month.

Links have been enlarged on the desktop version to make them more touch-compatible.

Here are James' latest updates of the Tower at PNC Plaza, Gardens at Market Square and the Pittsburgh Cultural District.

James M Singleton is watching for a Dog Park in Downtown Pittsburgh. The Downtown Pittsburgh Dog Park is still on the wish-list.

The Clemente Bridge Bike Lane is open and the EQT Plaza renovation has been completed.


Pittsburgh Skyline and Night Skyline images were not updated this year.

Mellon Square restoration has been completed and the Downtown Pittsburgh Penn Avenue Bike Lane is ready.


James M Singleton is a Microsoft Windows enthusiast and Firefox affiliate that tests FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) to find the best free applications to date. The only software that you should pay for is for the latest operating system of your choice with the exception of Linux (Free). It is OK to buy that pro version of a fully functional freeware program that you really like.

James is not testing the Windows 10 Technical Preview at this time because of an upgrade to this web page. Downtown Pittsburgh images are being enlarged to 1200px by 675px and there will be many additions, deletions and updates during the Summer of 2015.

It was very disappointing to learn that the Windows Media Center won't be part of the Windows 10 operating system. Many have said that they will not upgrade to Windows 10, which is foolish. James will be testing third-party Free and Open Source (FOSS) media centers and will post the results by the end of July.

Downtown Pittsburgh Update is a platform for James M Singleton to test the latest browser advances with HTML5 and CSS3 while entertaining viewers interested in the Pittsburgh area.

Web page features encryption, full-page animations using CSS, printable version, mobile version, no pop-up nag screens, no in-line text ads or other distractions.

Downtown Pittsburgh Update will always be in beta and can change at any time.