Renewal Of Westinghouse Memorial Would Make Inventor Proud

OCT 7, 2016 

Pittsburgh Magazine


George Westinghouse was born 170 years ago this month, so it was a fitting tribute that the unveiling of the renovated Westinghouse Memorial in Schenely Park would take place on his birthday, Oct. 6.

At the celebration hosted by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, 16 of the inventor's descendants along with Westinghouse alumni and others enjoyed a custom cake and sang “Happy Birthday.” The event was the first since the 86-year-old memorial reopened after a year-long, $2.7 million restoration.

The memorial has been restored to its authentic state –– with some modern-day improvements –– such as stonework, a reconfigured lily pond, rejuvenation of the memorial’s granite and bronze statues, energy-efficient halo lighting around the monument and a large meadow that absorbs stormwater...Read the full article