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1906: Pittsburgh’s Liberty Avenue - during the pre-industrial era, Liberty Avenue was the most desirable residential area of Pgh. In 1894, the construction of the Joseph Horne Co. department store marked a new era for Liberty Avenue & Downtown - the advent of retail in Pittsburgh. But then came the 1930s with the Depression, then the famed St. Patrick’s Day Flood. Liberty Avenue, as a result, endured significant damage & subsequent decay.

Photographer Paolo Pettigiani uses infrared photography to transform the lush green trees and grass of Central Park into milky, cotton candy pinks.

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