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Land & Power

In 2015, residents of the Penn Plaza apartment buildings in Pittsburgh learned that they’d have to leave their homes to make way for a new development. The news arrived like a pronouncement: this neighborhood, East Liberty, isn’t for you anymore. Some people were afraid. Some people were angry. And some people were ready to fight. They weren’t just fighting for their homes. They were fighting for the future of East Liberty, and Pittsburgh.

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