Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Arena Real Estate Redevelopment (PAR), an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced on March 8 a new development team and dynamic new master plan for redevelopment of the 28-acre site next to the PPG Paints Arena in the Lower Hill District.

As part of a special board meeting and the annual State of the Airport event on Feb. 20, the Allegheny County Airport Authority Board of Directors approved a visionary concept design for the Terminal Modernization Program at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Developer BT Pitt-Third LLC of Horsham, Pa., recently secured federal and state permits to evict four two-week-old peregrine falcon chicks who currently reside in a nest sitting atop a Pittsburgh building. BT Pitt-Third had to stop historic renovation work on the Keystone Flats apartment building roof some weeks earlier after finding out about a nest of the state-endangered birds on the building next door, according to Kevin Feeley, the developer's spokesman.

A landslide destroyed a part of Route 30 in Pittsburgh on April 7. The slide happened early that morning and started when a wall above Route 30 broke, according to PennDOT District 11 Executive Cheryl Moon-Sirianni. The affected part of the road, located in East Pittsburgh between Downtown Pittsburgh and the Westmoreland County line, fell 40 ft.

Amazon announced Jan. 18 that it has chosen 20 potential locations for its new headquarters. In 2017, more than 230 cities stepped up to the plate with proposal packages including tax incentives and more to vie for the retail giant to choose them for its HQ2.

Pittsburgh could be the new home of Amazon's second headquarters. Mayor Bill Peduto announced he was “on it” in a tweet Sept. 7, after the company said it was looking for a new location for a second command center, TribLive reported. Amazon announced Sept.

Allegheny County Airport Authority officials announced plans to reshape the future of Pittsburgh International Airport, a plan that will reduce long-term costs, benefit the traveling public and align the facility with the needs of a modern passenger experience.

More than 1,250 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Pittsburgh, Pa., on May 20. Bidders came from 44 countries, including 47 U.S. states. More than 65 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Ethiopia, Honduras and the United Arab Emirates.

Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in McKees Rocks, an industrial area and suburb 4 mi. west of downtown Pittsburgh. "We anticipate great interest in this new location from many businesses in downtown Pittsburgh seeking a better, more convenient option to obtain parts and service support for their trucks," said Chris Sipes, Kenworth of Pennsylvania vice president and branch manager of the Pittsburgh and New Stanton locations.

Cat Auction Services held an auction at the First Niagara Pavilion, in the outskirts of Pittsburgh, on Nov. 12. The auction featured a large variety of Cat excavators, dozers, backhoe loaders, wheel loaders and motorgraders as well as trucks and other construction equipment built by John Deere, Komatsu, Kobelco, Hyundai and other manufacturers.

Approximately 1,000 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction April 11 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Bidders came from 39 countries, including 43 U.S. states. Approximately 63 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Bolivia, Indonesia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.