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Chas Wiederhold

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  1. There is a big opportunity with this Clifton Court Building to right a wrong: Create a 4-way intersection at Joselin and Clifton. Change the McMicken Arc so that it hits Clifton at Joselin instead of where it does not, and then have Clifton Court terminate into the newly aligned McMicken Arc. Add crosswalks and medians where turn lanes aren't needed. This stretch of Clifton seems like a hit pedestrian waiting to happen.
  2. Loving it. That massing is unique and negotiates its adjacent buildings and Sigma Sigma Commons well. The interior is pretty phenomenal. Soaring spaces, intimate spaces, a ridiculously cantilevered stair in the central atrium, exceptional courtyard. I wish the paneling on the outside of the building was a lighter, warmer grey or white. The rooftop vegetation is precedent setting. There shouldn't be another building built on campus that can't create rooftop ecosystems like this one. It should be a sustainability priority. I like how the building creates a quad between ERC and CRC. I could go on.
  3. Talk to anyone who knows anything about music and they will tell you an acoustically pure space is a treasure and anything but a theater is a waste of that treasure. I don't know enough about music to expand, but those (who do know about music/sound) I've spoken with drool and foam at the mouth when discussing the Emery Theater.
  4. See this tweet thread for questions about the wood. I would assume they would replace with wood again because they have been preparing for this day.
  5. I was trying to suggest that the rendering of 8th and Sycamore did not indicate the color shift, yet we got the color shift. The rendering of 8th and Main shows it as some nondescript white material, and maybe it will be something exceptional like the colorshift... just white-ish. And I'm not saying it will be colorshift, but maybe it will have a different unique texture or effect.
  6. My hope for this part of uptown is that it develops like the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. Yes, office park, but also yes very walkable and bike friendly despite the buildings being spread out. Now if only you didnt have to go through the dead zone of parking between 76 and 95 to get to it. https://goo.gl/maps/Qum2Ym1XT9v
  7. With this being another Senhauser/Neyer project, I wonder if we are going to get a really interesting facade material like they used on 8th and Sycamore. There was no indication from those renderings that they would be using that color shift panel.
  8. One of the best parts of running the Flying Pig is running the 7th Street canyon.
  9. This is big news... and no architects who I've talked to have a good understanding of why FC Cincinnati would be switching design architect at this point.
  10. From the article: The Neuroscience Building could be expanded up to 8 stories higher?? That's wild. One of Perkins + Will's best projects.
  11. I don't disagree 100% with you guys. 1) @ryanlammi, I like your plan. It is far more feasible. From where I stand though, if you start with proposing that, it will get scaled back to something more conservative. Shoot for the stars (crying babies in mozart wigs) and you might land on the moon (Ryan Lammi's proposal). 2) Wanna wrestle about how cool the Kroger building is or is not? It's going down the next time we hang out. 3) @bfwissel I totally agree. Kroger must be a community partner in this, especially if they plan to operate out of their existing HQ tower for another generation. They stand to benefit from an incredible public space more than others and must be robustly engaged. I just wouldn't want them to control the process like Western & Southern with Lytle Park. Not that I hang out in Little Corporatia (a nickname I just came up with for the southeast corner of downtown) very much, but the whole project from Anna Louise Inn to demo-ing the houses on Arch Street and on and on stink of exclusivity at the expense of the public.
  12. I just feel like no one should wait for Kroger to do anything. My idea is based off of the Barcelona Superblock idea: https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/08/inside-a-pedestrian-first-superblock/566864/ Yeah, it's a new idea, but it's not entirely untested. I'll admit, Ryan, my proposal was totally free and philanthropically funded by Cintifuse angel investors who run underground weiner dog racing leagues. Further, I lust for the OG international style Kroger Building. It's base was far more open (but it appears as if the south side of the building was always more fortified). I also love the mechanical penthouse as an object on top of the tower. Cue someone reminding that this building sucked and was trash before the re-do and that nothing good has ever happened in this city after the great depression.
  13. Which I referred to in my list of plaza amenities:
  14. Occidental Square Park in Seattle for reference: https://www.google.com/search?q=occidental+square+park&safe=off&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS821US821&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiv8rONj5ThAhUI74MKHVB6BkcQ_AUIDygC&biw=1536&bih=782 I posted about the conceived idea of Court Street on twitter a while back. If you squint hard, you can see how life would be different today if the Kessler Parks Plan was fully implemented:
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