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  1. Went by it today. It's a massive building, even though it's not very tall.
  2. Interesting to see that the analysis shows CVG, CLE, and CMH, and Indy (not sure of that code) all on the list as airports with 30,000+ fliers but no direct. That would seem to be a positive for CVG/CMH/Indy getting the flight -- in theory, you could get some of the fliers from the nearby market (though maybe the 2 hours is just too far to expect folks to drive).
  3. Yeah, no one is saying this is the same number of passengers as when it was a hub. It's a pretty stark turnaround though. They've really picked up the pace from the dark days of 2012-2013. Good growth so far, and if they can maintain it, you can envision CVG handling ten million passengers a year, which would be a great recovery.
  4. Not sure of the best place to post this--the only topic I can find with Perfect North in the title is a photo thread--but interesting news yesterday that Perfect North has purchased Timberline Resort in West Virginia out of bankruptcy. Some info below: https://www.skisoutheast.com/its-official-timberline-resort-is-sold-to-perfect-north-slopes/ Timberline is a decent-sized ski resort with, by all accounts, some pretty good terrain.
  5. I've got several emails/messages from Kings Island indicating a big announcement is coming tomorrow, August 15. I assume (hope!) it's for a giga coaster!
  6. I totally agree that for coasters, you can't beat Cedar Point. But when you said Kings Island was smaller, I had to look that up. Did you know that, according to Wiki, Kings Island and Cedar Point are both listed as 364 acres? If that's accurate, how odd is that?
  7. Not to disagree (typical way to start an internet post), but I guess my question would be are you talking about the city proper or the metro regions? And how are you measuring "suffering"? From a population growth standpoint, the Cincinnati metro has been continuously gaining population for the past decades, and now the core city is as well. I haven't looked closely at the metro population numbers, but I do recall that certainly Detroit, Pittsburgh and I think Cleveland (I am sure someone in the thread will correct me if I am wrong!) were not only losing population in the core cities, but in the metro area as well. IMO the biggest common thread between those three places is the high level of industrialization that used to exist. I know it now seems long gone, but when such a large number of the metro area's jobs are in traditional manufacturing and that goes away, it is going to take decades to pivot, and it will not be done without hiccups. It may just be the case that Cleveland is still in that stage of fully making the transition. I think that Cincinnati traditionally had less manufacturing than those places, making the transition a little easier for it. Minneapolis, Indy, and C-Bus have a lot in common. State capitals (or just next door in Minny); large research institutions; large health care institutions; not places that were steel or auto hubs in the past. I think it also helps that they are "newer" cities, with growth that wasn't realized in a previous environment. All of these are positives for them, but it also may just mean that they are earlier in the life cycle of mid-size metro regions. They may face some of the same issues that Cincy or Cleveland faced 50 to 100 years ago. I think that weather and political climate actually have very little to do with it--or at least they aren't direct causes.
  8. I'm right there with you. Had no issues with the language, and it's a fantastic place. Easily a top-10 (maybe top-5) city for me.
  9. Not sure how this relates to census trends, but I love Montreal.
  10. Anecdotal evidence, no doubt, but I flew out of CVG this morning and there was an unbelievable line just to check luggage. It's clear that the airport is doing well, which was a good thing.
  11. Emporis has the American Building at 255 feet as well: https://www.emporis.com/buildings/122035/american-building-cincinnati-oh-usa And it also lists the new apartment building at Eighth and Sycamore as either 215 feet or 238 feet. I am certain that building is shorter than this new Court and Walnut building. https://www.emporis.com/buildings/1249430/8th-sycamore-cincinnati-oh-usa
  12. So this has me confused. According to this--which is obviously not authoritative--the American Building is 255 feet tall. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_Cincinnati This Courier article says that the new Kroger/Court and Walnut building topped out at 206 feet. I could be totally wrong, but the new building looks pretty much the same height as-- and maybe just a tad taller than--the American Building. Any ideas? Is this a typo, and it's really 260 feet tall?
  13. Not trying to pile on Travis, but Atrium One also has some underground parking as well.
  14. I think that's fair. There is definitely a lot of nuance in the American system. And I'm just happy to have rational discussions on these issues, even on the internet.
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