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I fell in love with Pittsburgh's online dating profile.  I had been working at Duke University doing health economics research when I read a wikipedia article on a strange skyscraper called the Cathedral of Learning.  I'm an amateur fan of architecture and urban planning, and this building just captured my imagination!  I really don't think America has any skyscraper more interesting than the Cathedral.

After reading the wikipedia article, I google earth explored the city, and it was stunning!  I thought to myself "Why did no one ever tell me Pittsburgh was so cool?"  I became obsessed. I started reading the Post-Gazette local section every day during my lunch break.  I would get extra excited on Wednesdays because popcitymedia.com would publish it's articles for the week.  However the most important influence on my decision to move to Pittsburgh was a forum of dedicated and passionate lovers of Pittsburgh at skyscraperpage.com.  The actual forum link is here.

After following Pittsburgh for over a year, and talking about it constantly to skeptical friends, I was challenged to go see it for myself.  So I took myself (no one wanted to come with me) on a 5 day vacation to Pittsburgh.  That was it.  I knew.  Pittsburgh was where I would build my life.  I moved here September 23rd 2013.

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