Pittsburgh Revolution / Penn Station, Downtown

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These days, few people experience the grandeur of Penn Station's rotunda. The station was completed in 1903, and the rotunda's original function was to give shelter to carriages as they turned around. It's easy to imagine travelers arriving in Pittsburgh a century ago and marveling at this world-class structure, designed by the great architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham. The rotunda today is closed to traffic. Modern vehicles are too heavy for the brick road surface.

(Panorama by Steve Mellon / Posted Friday, Jan. 4, 2013)

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