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Location DB > United States > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh > Fort Pitt Steel Casting
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Fort Pitt Steel Casting
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created by southsideshutterbug on 2/28/2006 1:00 AM
last modified by phrenzee on 2/24/2015 11:26 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
Owner: RIDC
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • Some Possible Nuclear X-Ray Material
  •  Interesting Features
    Intact mill with hundreds of casting molds. Existing machinery. Employee trinkets. Blueprints.

    Went to this place on the 26th of Dec, theres a crew demoing it
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
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     History
    In 1944, Fort Pitt Steel Casting Co. won the Maritime Commission "M" award for war production. This prestigious award was issued during the world's greatest shipbuilding effort. This facility, later renamed McKeesport Steel Foundry, created parts used in maritime construction and was a division of the nearby Pittsburgh Steel Foundry & Machine Co. located in Glassport, PA.

    A fenced and rusty perimeter, overgrown with young trees, hides the industrial treasure trove located within. Time and space is represented as rusty relics and dust on idle silhouetted machinery. The personality of tradesmen is revealed in postcards, lockers, and workstation trinkets left behind. Tools, schematics, and detailed molds suggest the art of sculpting casts from wood and metal. Thousands of those dusty castings can still be found on-site. Fort Pitt Steel Casting is a time capsule that is abundant with the history of our regional past.
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    Fort Pitt Steel Casting
    Tue, Feb 28th, 2006
    posted by southsideshutterbug
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    2010 visit
    Sun, Mar 14th, 2010
    posted by phrenzee
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    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 3/9/2015 6:08 PM.

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  • on Mar 9 15 at 18:08, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Feb 24 15 at 11:26, phrenzee changed the following: Status
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