The Forks of the Ohio is forever associated with George Washington, who initiated the French and Indian War in 1754 when he ordered his men to open fire on a Canadian scouting party while on his way to the forks. In Point of View Park, a much later 1770 historic event is commemorated by a spectacular bronze sculpture named Point of View.
Point of View recreates the historic meeting between an Iroquois leader and George Washington, who was surveying the area for future settlement. The statue is positioned on the edge of Mount Washington. This location also provides visitors with breathtaking scenic views of Point State Park, the Forks of the Ohio, and Pittsburgh’s many bridges below. Point of View was created by James A. West in 2006.NEXT PITTSBURGH LANDMARK