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SlipperyFish

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  1. Is this the new subway station in NYC? The first one since 1989?
  2. Beautiful photos as always MayDay! Urban Scrawl looked like a lot of fun. Didn't go because I didn't need to spend any more money!
  3. I can't wait until this is finished! When will it be finished? I can't believe there are still attempts to bring this project down. It's crazy. I can't wait until the success is undeniable and the system is expanded!
  4. I've been watching Gotham. I have enjoyed the show. What makes it even cooler is that Corey Michael Smith is a graduate of Hilliard Darby High School and pretty much everyone I know from growing up seems to know him... everyone except me that is... one day! LOL.
  5. I thought there would be a lot more discussion about this here. I was really disappointed in the outcome. I thought Columbus really stood a chance and that Philadelphia would just be to cliche. I took it as a particular blow because I felt like it was the rest of the country not giving us enough credit. They don't seem to take us too seriously. Speculation has been that we did not get it because of logistics and not enough input from area businesses. Any discussion on what needs to be done to actually land a convention, or is that just too obvious and only beating a dead horse?
  6. So, is this project essentially dead? I mean, we came so close in, what was it, 2009? Still such a pity.
  7. Wow, I have been out of the loop for far too long! Nice to see how things are progressing lately! Love it all.
  8. Don't forget "(maybe 3)" Looking forward to more photos! Hope to see Ernest Hemingway's home!
  9. Great Pictures! I have some from a few years ago that I don't think I have added... It's been a long time since I was here and it's good to see these pictures!
  10. Nice work as usual Sherman! Beautiful picture,
  11. God that was a lengthy read for me but well worth it. It's very scary how powerful Fox News has become, assuming this article can be trusted. I wonder what the Governor has to say about this.
  12. I was infuriated when Kasich used that word to describe us... I almost wrote a letter demanding a personal apology.
  13. With all due respect Governor, perhaps if you had fought harder for your initiative BEFORE the election..... I would have to agree with this statement. Strickland should have pressed this issue during the election and done a better job of properly informing the public with the right facts.
  14. This has pissed me off so much! Kasich isn't even governor yet and he is already fucking us over!
  15. We should have the same billboard as Illinois made it clear at the Midwest High Speed Rail Association's fall conference that they would apply to receive the $400 million Ohio will give up.
  16. Is it possible to take the issue before the voters and bypass the state controllers board and governor?
  17. My question is, what can the federal government do if Kasich goes ahead and spends the money on highways? Is there really anything that can really be done?
  18. What kind of propaganda is out there in support of passenger rail in Ohio? Maybe more people will be in support of passenger rail if they did not equivocate it to Amtrak's service. How divided are people these days? Is there as much support for it now as there was a year ago? I am basing my architectural thesis on passenger rail in Ohio and a lot of people I have spoken to have been in support of passenger rail in Ohio, even those who are not associated with my committee. Also, one of the more recent arciticles, I believe it was in the dispatch yesterday, alluded to the possibility that someone outside of Amtrak could operate it. Who else would be able to operate it? France's SNCF or Canada's VIA? :-P Just curious to know what the alternatives are because any association with Amtrak may doom this project. It completely befuddles my mind how Kasich and other Republican's seem so keen on dismissing this as an ancient and outdated form. So many other regions in this country and even nations such as China and Brazil are considering not just passenger rail but High Speed Rail. The following statement I am about to make is one that usually makes me roll my eyes when others say it but now I think I understand. If Kasich is elected, you can pretty much guarantee that I won't be here in Ohio come this time next year. Come May, I am done with my Master's and in a position to move elsewhere. Hopefully that won't be the case. Anyway, I I may just stick around anyway and fight against the nay sayers anyway.
  19. Wow, I can't believe it has taken me so many years to say this but thank you so much for the great comments. :-)
  20. Those are some very impressive pictures. I am impressed. Very impressed.
  21. Been a long time since I have been on this forum. Miss it! I came across an article just a few days ago about Kasich and how he will refuse to let rail happen! Seriously? I love how in the article I read he was saying nobody will ride it and it will only go 39mph... it will average 39mph, AT FIRST, then once improvements are made, will speed up. If he is ignorant of this, then I we have a lot more to worry about than just not getting a rail line.
  22. So ya... I'm all for seeing Paul next week (oh wait, this wekk... hrmm)! WOOT! Can I still get tickets? Do you need tickets? I've never done something like this. How does it work? Who's going. I don't know all of his music.... should I even bother going... hmmm....
  23. I come here daily, but it doesn't give the high that it used to. Not a lot of fun project updates in Columbus going on.
  24. ^I agree with you. I attribute the feeling to its topography. The hillier the city, the more I seem to like it. Columbus, Chicago, Indianapolis are too flat for me. Cincinnati, San Fran and Pittsburgh are much more seductive for whatever reason. Maybe hills add more mystery to a city? Not sure. Nothing against Columbus but I think I know what you mean ProkNo5. My guess is that you like these cities because they are not a grid. There is something somewhat unpredictable about a city with winding streets and boulavards. I also think that Columbus is lacking so much in character is because we tore down so many of our historical buildings because we thought they were considered to be blight in the 1950's. Also, so many of our buildings were built in the last few decades and seem to lack a lot of character. Hopefully, this will change soon.
  25. Sweet! We are advertising! I didn't know that. Awesome. Shawn, did you even notice that? Also, how did you get into the Riffe Center?
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