Point State Park

Point  (locally known as The Point) is a   on 36 acres (150,000 m2) in Downtown PittsburghAllegheny CountyPennsylvania, , at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela , forming the Ohio River.

Built on acquired via eminent domain from enterprises in the 1950s, the park opened in August 1974 when was completed on its iconic fountain.

settled on the current after rejecting an alternative plan for a Point Park Civic Center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The park also includes the outlines and remains of two of the oldest structures in , Fort Pitt and Fort Duquesne.

The Fort Pitt Museum, housed in the Monongahela Bastion of Fort Pitt, commemorates the  and Indian  (1754–63), in which the area soon to become was a major battlefield.

It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960 for its role in the strategic struggles between Native Americans, colonists, and colonists, for control of the watershed.

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