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October 9, 1991 | BILL STEIGERWALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rusting monoliths of the Industrial Age, the abandoned Homestead, Duquesne and McKeesport steelworks stretch for miles along the Monongahela River, one of Pittsburgh's famous three rivers. The sprawling mills are cold and silent proof of the Steel City's mighty past. But they also represent Pittsburgh's new present and its uncharted future. For the next 20 years or longer, the obsolete U.S.
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October 9, 1991 | BILL STEIGERWALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rusting monoliths of the Industrial Age, the abandoned Homestead, Duquesne and McKeesport steelworks stretch for miles along the Monongahela River, one of Pittsburgh's famous three rivers. The sprawling mills are cold and silent proof of the Steel City's mighty past. But they also represent Pittsburgh's new present and its uncharted future. For the next 20 years or longer, the obsolete U.S.
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May 28, 1990 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Sony Corp. of America announced last month that it would begin making television tubes in a huge abandoned plant in this economically strapped, semi-rural region of western Pennsylvania, the news brought both elation and a chilling sense of deja vu . "It can be a golden opportunity," said Timothy Long, 29, a part-time security guard who also baby-sits for friends to help make ends meet. "The basic job you find around here pays you nothing but minimum wage.
NEWS
May 28, 1990 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Sony Corp. of America announced last month that it would begin making television tubes in a huge abandoned plant in this economically strapped, semi-rural region of western Pennsylvania, the news brought both elation and a chilling sense of deja vu . "It can be a golden opportunity," said Timothy Long, 29, a part-time security guard who also baby-sits for friends to help make ends meet. "The basic job you find around here pays you nothing but minimum wage.
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September 27, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
As you cross the Monongahela River from Pittsburgh into Homestead, first and foremost you see the mill. The mill that made the steel for the Empire State Building, the Sears Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge. The mill that produced two-thirds of the armor-plating used to crush Hitler. The mill that once provided jobs to 15,000 steelworkers. It is--or, more accurately, was--the Homestead Works of U.S. Steel. Once, it was one of America's most important industrial assets.
BUSINESS
September 27, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
As you cross the Monongahela River from Pittsburgh into Homestead, first and foremost you see the mill. The mill that made the steel for the Empire State Building, the Sears Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge. The mill that produced two-thirds of the armor-plating used to crush Hitler. The mill that once provided jobs to 15,000 steelworkers. It is--or, more accurately, was--the Homestead Works of U.S. Steel. Once, it was one of America's most important industrial assets.
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