In other major cities, all across the North America and around the globe, nobody else has to deal with occasional delays in construction or the odd vacant storefront. Certainly not in this roaring economy.
What are we going to do? What will they think of us, and what will they write? Maybe we should encase everything that is not gleaming and perfect about Pittsburgh in tin foil, and simply tell everybody Christo was here. Failing that, is there time for us to get a boob job?
See P-G: Mark Belko, Reily & Roddy, Nate Guirdy; and Trib: Bonnie Pfister.
Okay no. Serious suggestion: how about we juice up! the City's public WiFi signal?
I love that we have one period, but it is somewhat on the slow, weak and patchy side. I actually usually have to duck into a Brueggers or a Subway when I want to connect wirelessly Downtown -- and we don't want to make Prince Abdullah resort to that, after wandering the streets waving his laptop around in search of that second or even first bar of service. Let alone those all-important reporters who will be getting into misadventures and will be wanting to write about it and transmit it to their editors (if they have any) instantaneously.