Mechanical Engineering. Oct 2008 This article published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers discusses the stature of George Westinghouse as an engineer who is rivaled by his skill and integrity as a leader. Beginning with the railroad air brake, Westinghouse’s inventiveness formed the basis of a commercial empire. Given the evidence of his companiesContinue reading “A Man for His People”
The design firm of Pashek MTR is now actively working on designs for the master development plan for Westinghouse Park. Based on the advance planning report produced in 2021, these initial design concepts were unvelied on October 1 at the “What’s the .5 K Race.” Both of these plans involve the complete renovation and updatingContinue reading “Initial schematics for Westinghouse Park master development plan”
2022 Westinghouse Park What’s the .5 K October 1, 2022 Although there were 80 people who registered for the .5 K, some were from out of town (thanks to the George Westinghouse family) and others were dissuaded by the rainy conditions that morning. Still 45 hearty athletes (ranging in age from 5 to 76, includingContinue reading “Final Results”
Saturday, October 1, 2022 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Race time 1:00 Registration now open The registration fee of $20 includes tee shirt, a timing bib and tag, donuts, and tons of entertainment. Proceeds support the upkeep and beautification of the park and arboretum. Check out this video from the 2021 running of the WestinghouseContinue reading “The Westinghouse Park “What’s the .5 K” Is Back”
On October 6, 2021, the 175th anniversary of the birth of George Westinghouse, Westinghouse Park was certified as a Level 1 Arboretum by ArbNet. As part of this process, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Forestry tagged the 33 trees shown on the map and key below. Note the two new trees at #33, bothContinue reading “Westinghouse Park Arboretum”
It’s been four years since its last visit to Westinghouse Park. Come Join the fun. OpenStreetsPGH comes to Homewood, Larimer, East Liberty, Shadyside, and North Point Breeze on Saturday, July 30, from 10:00 – 2:00 What:● OpenStreetsPGH is a free community event that opens miles of streets for people of all ages to walk, run, bike,Continue reading “Open Streets Pittsburgh comes to the park on July 30”
On Saturday, May 14, 2022, William Huber, author of George Westinghouse: Powering The World, made a Zoom presentation to a group of George’s descendants, some of whom are pictured below:
Thanks to all who came out to plant the pair of Yellowwood trees, the Earth Day additions to the Arboretum at Westinghouse Park. Viv Shaffer, a good neighbor and friend of the park, marked the occasion by reading her story about planting trees with her late husband, Frank Carr.
The best biography of George Westinghouse ever written!
Here’s a series of excellent Post-Gazette articles detailing the decades-long demise of a century-old corporation.