It’s a rare thing for pundits and pontifs to get such big things so dead-on correct.
But this entire editorial turned out to be pretty deep:
We are hesitant to call it an unprecedented period of construction — this being a city that has undergone not one but two urban “renaissances.” But no one should be surprised if the name Renaissance III surfaces more frequently in connection with all the digging, erecting and eventual ribbon-cutting that’s about to go on around here.
Pittsburgh is rebuilding again. (P-G, March 27, 1998)
Today’s observers will have to overlook the wince-inducing mention of Lazarus department store. By my count, many of us still think of twelve out of the piece’s 14 specifically-cited initiatives as “new,” and as big parts of our present civic successes.
So before we all fully embark together on this leadership-inducing journey, let’s all raise our glasses. Here we go, Pittsburgh! Here’s to fifteen more years of accolades and accomplishments rivaling the last!