City Pride Fail

A famous beacon atop a building in downtown Pittsburgh has been broadcasting the city's name in Morse code since 1929. The only problem is they spelled it wrong.
July 19, 2009, 1pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"If you look high atop the 33-story Grant Building, you see the red neon lights flashing, in International Morse Code, a one-word message:

"P-I-T-E-T-S-B-K-R-R-H"

Wait, that's not right, said Tom Stepleton, as he decoded the message while waiting to see the city's Fourth of July fireworks show with friends at the Brew House on the South Side."

The building's owners aren't sure how long the light has been blinking out the typo -- nor are they sure when they'll be able to fix it.

Thanks to The Architect's Newspaper

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Published on Friday, July 17, 2009 in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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