Recently, Pittsburgh’s iconic Sister Bridges came to life, lighting up with more than 600,000 color LED lights and enhancing the connection of the bridges between the Cultural District and the Warhol Museum’s Pop District on the North Shore.
This connection is especially timely as The Andy Warhol Museum celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2024 and kicks off the second phase of the Pop District initiative, which will feature new venue construction, program scale and its growth and development as a global arts and culture destination.
Additionally, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, one of the city’s most unique craft arts attraction, will complete its $15 million expansion in 2024, anticipated to double the number of people that visit each year. The glass center fuels a thriving glass art ecosystem of people, facilities, and innovative programming that shape the region’s creative economy, with a goal of educating and inspiring as well as demonstrating the power of the arts to transform a city.
Recently celebrating its first anniversary, the Moonshot Museum, Pennsylvania's first space museum and the first museum in the world to focus on career and community readiness for the 21st century space industry, allows visitors the unparalleled opportunity to see real spacecraft be built through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows – an experience unlike any other in the world. Currently, the first American lander since Apollo is being built here, and when it takes off by the end of the year, the museum will double as the spacecrafts mission control center guiding its journey to the moon, right from Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh is a unique place, with plenty to offer visitors and residents alike. Despite being known as a city built on innovation – pushing the envelope with major contributions in technology, education, medicine and beyond – craft has continued to rule all. From its world-class food and beverage scenes to the many arts and culture experiences, the people behind Pittsburgh’s biggest attractions are what make the city so special – and that fact will be even more evident due to the forementioned enhancements travelers will be able to experience in 2024.
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