From the "Father Pitt" blog: For the first time since the boom of the 1980s, two skyscrapers are going up at once downtown. The Tower at PNC Plaza has topped out, and Tower Two-Sixty at The Gardens is rising on Forbes Avenue just up the street from the Diamond. We can see one of the cranes and a bit of the skeleton of the latter between two of the Fourth Avenue bank towers.
The worst flood in Pittsburgh history started on St. Patrick's Day in 1936. The waters peaked at 46 feet. We found this photo of 5th Ave. and Market Street, taken on March 18, 1936. Photo from the Allegheny Conference on Community Development Photographs, Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center.