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The Carrie Furnaces were built in 1881 as part of U.S. Steel's Homestead Works, a sprawling 400-acre complex that spanned both sides of the Monogahela river. They produced up to 1,250 tons of steel a day until 1978 when they were closed.
While the majority of the site was razed for a shopping center, the 100-foot high furnaces still stand.
They are an extremely rare example of pre-WWII ironmaking technology.
The furnaces were designated as a national historic landmark in 2006 and preservation efforts are underway.