Celebration Marks Reopening of Pittsburgh’s Mellon Square

MAY 29, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mellon Square is noted for bringing the first blade of grass to Downtown Pittsburgh, a factoid that dramatizes how much the city has changed in the 59 years since the square first opened.

Trees, shrubs, flower beds and grand fountains today don't create the unique splash that attracted untold numbers of families with cameras to the site in the late 1950s and 1960s. But after a few renaissances, Pittsburgh realized what those first blades signified. Read full article