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Market Square

Pittsburgh's Market Square is located in Downtown Pittsburgh at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Market Street. It has traditionally been the heart of the city and is currently undergoing a revival with several new apartments and retail spaces planned.

The Square was created in 1764 when John Campbell mapped out the city plan. It was home to the first courthouse, the first jail and the first newspaper, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which was established in 1786.

Renovation work will begin in August 2009 to transform the square into a European-style piazza. All vehicle traffic will be diverted around the square to increase pedestrian-friendliness, and more outdoor seating will be provided.[1] Nearby, new condominiums and office space with ground-level retail are already under construction.[2]

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