David Bear, fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette travel editor, is directing an investigation into the possibility of designing of a public facility on roof of the U.S. Steel Tower in downtown Pittsburgh.

The STUDIO for Creative Inquiry – Founded in 1989, The STUDIO for Creative Inquiry is a center for experimental enterprises across academic disciplines on the Carnegie Mellon University campus, the community of Pittsburgh, and beyond. The STUDIO’s mission is to support creation and exploration of interdisciplinary projects bringing together the arts, sciences, technology, and the humanities that impact local and global communities. Among other significant accomplishments, a STUDIO project played an important role in the development of the Nine Mile Run Greenway Project, which has transformed Pittsburgh’s eastern neighborhoods.

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