Pittsburgh 1, King Kong 2

The Pittsburgh Planning Commission today reversed itself and approved the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s request to install a sign atop the U.S. Steel Tower in Downtown Pittsburgh, where it is relocating its headquarters.

The vote was 6-1 in favor, with one abstention. Two weeks ago, the request was defeated in a 3-3 vote.

What is this?  Official Flip Flop Day in the City of Pittsburgh?

If any of you have any doubt at all that King Kong has far-reaching power that extends to every inch of this city and its leaders, come here so I can smack you around a little bit.


  1. Bram R
    June 26, 2007 3:40 pm

    Don’t despair yet, PittGirl. There still may be some hockey left to be played.

    By the way, love what you’ve done with your hair.

  2. pittgirl
    June 26, 2007 3:43 pm

    Bram, you are only the second reader to notice. :)

  3. SeanCollier
    June 26, 2007 3:56 pm

    Sure, but this adds yet another level of enjoyment to PNC Park SKYBLAST!!!!!!!!! nights:

    Level 1: Baseball. (Debatable.)
    Level 2: Pretty lights.
    Level 3: Fireworks.
    Level 4: Lots of fireworks.
    Level 5: Washed-up rock bands.
    Level 6: Playing “Will the fireworks accidentally light the UPMC sign on fire” with friends.

  4. JeepJeep
    June 26, 2007 3:58 pm

    Money talks peoples…money talks

    I agree with Bram….LOVE the hair PG!

  5. Ms. Caroline
    June 26, 2007 4:45 pm

    Noticed, but didn’t comment. I was being bitchy. You know how shallow women are…

    Doesn’t anyone mean what they say anymore? Can’t anyone be held accountable? Is there nothing that cannot be purchased? OK, still bitchy.

  6. DW
    June 26, 2007 4:48 pm

    Seems like a sassier ‘do, PittGirl…I thought everyone was commenting on it to ya! Hot.

    I heard from a high placed UPMC source (that I made fun of 2 weeks ago for the first vote) that this would, indeed, HAPPEN. No question the sign was coming I was told.

    They will be higher than Highmark!

  7. bucdaddy
    June 26, 2007 5:57 pm

    I agree with you 100%, PG, but I’d still let you smack me around if you’d tell me where I can meet you :-)


  8. Meg
    June 26, 2007 6:42 pm

    Yeah, come so you can smack them around with one of those 2 by four paddles…

    June 27, 2007 7:50 am

    Hair reminds me of Farrah in the 70’s – is cool, however, you were REALLY rockin’ the go-go dancer look before.

  10. Play Donkey Kong
    October 23, 2008 3:59 pm

    Play Classic Donkey Kong here!