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  1. 9 points
    Graduated yesterday and couldn't miss the opportunity to take graduation pics in front of my favorite construction site
  2. 5 points
    Cincinnati is one of those cities that's really difficult to capture through photos. The topography isn't quite as extreme compared to what you might find in Pittsburgh, but you can find yourself suddenly high in the air over the course of a short walk. Photos also fail to capture how truly eclectic Cincinnati's architecture is. There aren't many places that have as many dramatic changes in style as I've found in various neglected corners of the Queen City of the West. One such street, notable both for its bizarre collection of architecture and its dramatic topographical changes, is McMicken Avenue. It snakes along the hill that forms the northernmost boundary of Cincinnati's "urban basin" and is roughly the dividing line between the "downtown" neighborhoods and the "uptown" areas surrounding the University of Cincinnati. Below are a few shots along just this one street that I hope help capture both the beauty and sheer weirdness of this isolated little pocket of the city. IMG_9554 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr McMicken's southern terminus is at Main Street, where it branches off at an angle roughly parallel to the base of the northern hillside. Because it runs off-kilter from the downtown street grid, you end up with a lot of oddly-shaped buildings. IMG_9555 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr A handsome stone townhouse sits at the start of the street. IMG_9557 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr McMicken is primarily located in the "Northern Liberties", or the northern half of the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Although most of the lower half of OTR has been fixed up after decades of neglect, the northern half is only recently coming into its own. IMG_9558 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Because of its Germanic heritage, Cincinnati was a huge beer producer for much of its history. The Northern Liberties have been adding signage recently to highlight this heritage and to hopefully transform the area into a tourist magnet not unlike Kentucky's Bourbon Trail. IMG_9559 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Notice how the one house is set a bit further back than its neighbors. For whatever reason, this is fairly common in Cincinnati, where you'll have an odball building or two on a block not built up to the lot line. IMG_9562 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr The Second Empire house in the foreground recently got fixed up and sold for quite a bit of money. People have been snapping up some of the properties higher up the hillside for cheap and renovating them, since many of them have spectacular views of the urban basin. IMG_9566 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9568 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9569 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9570 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9573 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr This beautiful building, situated at a five-way intersection in the heart of the neighborhood, has recently been undergoing some restoration work. IMG_9575 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9578 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9579 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9581 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9582 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Another beautiful old brewery building. Some wonky houses because of the street grid's angle. IMG_9586 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9589 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9593 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Things start getting a little weird once you cross into West McMicken and the road beings to head northbound. IMG_9594 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9597 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9598 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9599 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9600 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr This is the famous "Mockbee Building". It's hard to get a sense of how massive it is - because it's on a hillside, it's actually two-three stories taller on the south face than on the north face! Another angle on the building. The views in this area really are spectacular. This shot is from a block further up the hill, so the buildings in the foreground are all along McMicken. IMG_9602 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Another funky-angled dude. IMG_9605 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr I love how this house wraps around on itself but then suddenly stops. IMG_9607 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Look at all the bizarre editions this house has had over the years! IMG_9609 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr A beautiful Second Empire mansion. Yes, we're still on the same street, just over a mile from where we started. IMG_9611 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Cincinnati suddenly gives way to San Francisco and this gingerbread stunner, directly across the street from the previous mansion. IMG_9613 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9614 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr A gorgeous little chunk of rowhouses. IMG_9618 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr The Fairview Steps climb an additional 200 or so feet up to the Fairview neighborhood uphill from McMicken Avenue. IMG_9619 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9621 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr The poor guy in the foreground has been mutilated beyond recognition. IMG_9622 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr More strange additions. IMG_9623 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9625 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9626 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9628 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr It's hard to tell here, but we're 100 or so feet up now. Below us is the Camp Washington neighborhood. IMG_9629 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr IMG_9631 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr This might look like a narrow shotgun-ish house, but it's perched on the hillside and actually has a second unit and a cellar below it. IMG_9632 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr Meanwhile, this house is tucked well down the hillside and almost completely invisible from the street. IMG_9635 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr A better view of how far back this house is. It has no driveway and no back alley access, so it's completely isolated on its lot. IMG_9638 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr And then out of the blue... some bungalows. On one street we've gone from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. IMG_9641 by Ethan Kocjan, on Flickr And there you have it. The last building on McMicken Avenue. Hopefully these photos gave some good insights into a very unique street in a very unique city.
  3. 4 points
    From today. Also looks like they are prepping forms to put the 2nd deck on the parking garage.
  4. 2 points
    Still can't believe there's a Hilton brand hotel on Euclid Avenue in the E 60s. Amazing.
  5. 2 points
    I came across some digital renders of the new Gravity 2.0 tower earlier today and it doesn't look like they've been posted here yet. I saw a few months back we had some pics of the mesh fence wrap around the site so here is some full render eye candy for you all. View from Gravity site on the north side of Broad looking southeast. View looking south into the "U cut" upper section from the glass building seen on the right side of the image above.
  6. 2 points
    There's a For Sale sign in front of A1 Luxury Cars at the corner of West 49th and Detroit. Hopefully it gets redeveloped into something other than a used car lot!
  7. 1 point
    Looking west down Euclid Avenue from East 55th (aka Penn Square) in 1929...... Zoom
  8. 1 point
    ....and you wont believe the closet space!
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  10. 1 point
    Rockefeller and Esso's departure damaged Cleveland's financial sector (loss of deposits), educational sector ($$ to Northwestern and others instead of Case and Western Reserve), and reputation as a Hqs town. This was worse in the long run than losing some industrial jobs (my opinion, of course).
  11. 1 point
    Why New York City Stopped Building Subways Nearly 80 years ago, a construction standstill derailed the subway’s progress, leading to its present crisis. This is the story, decade by decade. https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-new-york-city-stopped-building-subways?utm_source=pocket-newtab
  12. 1 point
    Gyro George, a single-use structure surrounded by parking on Euclid Avenue is slated to be demolished. I checked the ownership which shows that the port authority did a limited warranty deed transfer with itself on April 30, 2019. The port authority had owned the land since 2017. The limited warranty means that the the port authority will accept any responsibility for problems with the property, which will aid in its sale to a future user. Gyro George used to be a gas station (underground tanks, possible leaks, etc) decades ago. The property surrounding the gas station has been owned by the city, part of its land re-utilization program, for 10 years. If combined, the port and city parcels would equal 1 acre... EC 2019-031 7325 Euclid Ave. Demolition C Seeking Final Approval 7325 Euclid Ave. Jeff Epstein, MidTown Cleveland http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2019/PDF/EC-Agenda-5-16-19.pdf Update..... I clicked on the properties around the One Midtown townhouse development across East 73rd Street from Gyro George's and the former furniture liquidation business owned by a notable man named Russell Papalardo (Google his name to learn why he is notable). It turns out the furniture liquidation business property, including the truck trailer storage area behind it, sold earlier this year to a new company called P&D Properties of Euclid LLC. The owner of that business is Russell Papalardo. What's potentially more interesting is that the parking lot behind the liquidation biz was divided up into lots suitably sized for single-family homes.
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  15. 1 point
    This looks like the expanding storm front wall in my kid's Fortnite game. Look out Crosley!!!!
  16. 1 point
    Fascinating new development in Camp Washington... (Photo via @5chw4r7z)
  17. 1 point
    Cleveland never really recovered from chasing Rockefeller out of town.
  18. 1 point
    I agree with this. Miami area, particularly Dade County are terrible. Reversing on the Interstate, running anything that denotes stopping or yielding, texting because every light is 2 minutes and then missing the light because they were texting and then proceed to run it, blocking any car because they may get in front of you. I'm almost T-boned every single day multiple times. My car has been hit/swiped three times in the past month. I could go on and on lol.
  19. 1 point
    Nice view from the mall area
  20. 1 point
    Yeah, I'm not sure how much local programming WCET produces and whether it is really necessary for them to have their own studio and broadcasting facilities. If they have already moved most of their broadcasting operations to their sister stations in Dayton, they could get rid of their Cincinnati studio and partner with one of the other local TV stations when they need a studio in Cincinnati for something like the Action Auction. You also have to remember that the urban renewal era vision for the Town Center development was to consolidate several of the region's arts and culture institutions and several governmental institutions together in one place. In addition to the Crosley Telecommunications Center, the Town Center garage was going to be topped by new construction that would include some sort of theater, a "Consortium of Universities", a "Community Cultural Center", retail space, and high-rise housing. Additionally, several public school buildings, a police station, and Music Hall were nearby, and all of these things would be linked together via glorious skywalks! It looks like the skywalk across Ezzard Charles connecting the two school buildings, which looked identical to the Music Hall skywalk, existed until around 2007 or 2008 when it was demolished along with the old high school, to make way for the new Robert A Taft Information Technology High School building. (Across the street, you can still see the stub where the skywalk used to connect.)
  21. 1 point
    I was inspired by a recent photo by @JYP and decided to get a panorama from the West Side showing all 4 tower cranes that are currently up Downtown. It's not super-easy to see, but here it is: You can also view the full high-res image if you want to pixel peep.
  22. 1 point
    Happy Mothers Day! Nice shirt Baker.
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  24. 1 point
    National Veterans Memorial and Museum named state's best-designed building by Architectural Digest Columbus has landed more recognition from a national publication. This time, it's for one of the city's notable new cultural landmarks. Architectural Digest named the newly opened National Veterans Memorial and Museum the best-designed building in Ohio on its new list of the best-designed buildings in all 50 states. "The $75 million project was among the most important buildings to be completed in 2018," the Architectural Digest writeup says. "Allied Works Architecture designed the exterior, while the landscaping was done by OLIN, which successfully created a green aesthetic that was both inviting and inspiring. "The building certainly alters the capital city's skyline in ways only great architecture can – for the better." More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/05/09/national-veterans-memorial-and-museum-named-states.html
  25. 1 point
    In a surprising/unexpected twist, Long Street now has dueling tower cranes!
  26. 0 points
    Machete attack on two hikers on the Appalachian Trail: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/12/us/appalachian-trail-machete-attack/index.html Apparently one of the two hikers has died from their injuries.
  27. -1 points
    Until he lowers his price, it's not going anywhere. Was asking 2.9 mil as of a few weeks ago
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