Connecting the Dots: A Railroad Crossing Runs Through It
Program Area: ReClaim
Topic: Vacant Land
Year: 2015, Current
Parent Project: ReClaim McKeesport
Tribune Review | April 22, 2015
Walt Yager is transforming a space that was once a bustling railroad crossing into a spontaneous gathering space for the community. He also hopes to restore the railroad tower as well as incorporate landscaping and historical signage to the space.
Through his McKeesport roots he is hoping to apply historical context to to his site so that the youth in the community may experience the same growth and development that he gained from the city.
“I want to use this project as a stepping stone to return its [McKeesport’s] image to one of pride, moral values, hard work and accomplishments”— Walter B. Yager, ReClaim McKeesport Ambassador
walnute street & 6th mckeesport