Next! Cultural District Update

James M Singleton is a Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District resident who takes point-and-shoot camera snapshots of major changes and updates that are happening in Downtown Pittsburgh.



Updates have resumed following the May 15 fire at Midtown Towers. James is watching the development of 350 Oliver on Smithfield, Pittsburgh Playhouse on Forbes, and the Holiday Inn on Fort Pitt. Distrikt Pittsburgh on Boulevard of the Allies is opening. Pittsburgh Skyline and Pittsburgh Night Skyline images haven't been updated in years and will not be updated this year, either.

Here is the latest update from the Cultural District of Downtown Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has all of your Cultural District information.


James’ wish has been granted and now there is a Dog Park in Downtown Pittsburgh. Now, the wish is for a second Downtown Pittsburgh Dog Park for small dogs. Distrikt Pittsburgh on Boulevard of the Allies is ready.


The JLL Center appears to be finished. Pittsburgh Skyline and Pittsburgh Night Skyline images were not updated this year.

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The Tower at PNC Plaza has been completed. The Clemente Bridge Bike Lane is open and EQT Plaza has been renovated.


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


James is a Microsoft Windows Insider and enthusiast who is interested in free and open source software and the advancement of the web.

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Designing a pillow that I will use as my pillow.

I didn't quit smokin', but the cold turkey was good.

Ever used a reverse paring knife?

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I used to think that a kardashian was a flower.

He-said she-said equals doubt, he-said they-said removes the doubt.

The workers at "Compassionate Certification Centers" in Pittsburgh are very compassionate.

PAT buses run late so often that when it does run on time, you miss it.

When having a procedure done at UPMC, I always feel like I'm on an assembly line.

Google Chrome has sure gotten fat throughout the years.

If you lose face, does it include the neck?

Popular adhesive bandage container gave me a paper cut.

If they're not going to install roundabouts, then adaptive traffic lights are a must.

I'm not gonna to cease and desist, I'll just shut it down permanently.

Always think it through.

A lot of those Bluetooth speakers are getting too big for their britches.

The new Firefox Quantum is like Microsoft Edge with teeth.

My computer only needed an old fashion hard boot.

I agree that sitting for five hours is equal to smoking a pack a cigarettes. I used to do both, so I would know.

One of the worst songs of all time “Take a Letter Maria” by R.B. Greaves was a one hit wonder, go figure.

JuJu Smith-Schuster is a bicyclist, too. Cut the cord, then cut the car if possible.

“CBS This Morning” and "KDKA" News are the best! Today show is so dated.

If a bird lays a golden egg, is it a nest egg?

Not a big fan of small businesses.

Walmart has displaced Amazon as the go-to store.

If you’re really paranoid, Duck Duck Go.

The NFL should predetermine more of their games to regenerate interest.

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