May 21, 2000: Dan Fitzpatrick, P-G
Four decades after promising to give East Liberty "one of the finest residential and shopping complexes in the United States," Bob Pease is back in the neighborhood he tried to save from ruin, talking about how some of his plans went awry.
After the URA demolished 1,200 homes, reduced the size of the shopping district by 1 million square feet and closed the middle of East Liberty to automobiles, the neighborhood lost hundreds of small businesses, according to one report. In the four decades that followed, it lost more than 4,500 people.
May 23, 2000 Dan Fitzpatrick, P-G
May 24, 2000 Teresa F. Lindeman, P-G
May 25, 2000 Mike Rosenwald, P-G
May 26, 2000 Dan Fitzpatrick, P-G
Editorial Comment: Where has the MSN been on the URA these past seven years?