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  1. Months ago I posted images of a stadium with street facades from OTR. I was banned from posting for 2 weeks and accused of trolling. The stadium site is not in OTR it is in the west end area which has undergone many upgrades in the last 20 years. The area including Linn Street has multiple housing and retail shops that are nothing like OTR. They are modern or new looking. The corner of Liberty and Central Parkway is not, nor does it look like the famed OTR. There is a beer factory on one corner, the ugly very strange Warner Brothers/Paramount/Universal building and a one building college that recently was reworked to look more contemporary. Then there is a strange radio tower building, the police station, the WCET building and surrounding parking lots. The overall effect is just plain ugly. The stadium will be beautiful. The area will become part of the semi downtown or maybe an inviting entrance to the downtown. Face it, the things are looking up for that area of town. People on this forum talk about how Central Parkway should be developed with mid-rise buildings. That look could continue around the bend to include Central Parkway and continue past the stadium to Tanners Hill area.
  2. To a particular age group, mid-century modern is ugly ugly. Yet these days its having quite the comeback. Maybe keep the look of the convention center for 40 years more or so. Maybe people will love the look then. They can look at it from their flying cars.
  3. development/change/new/different/awe inspire development/change/new/different/awe. Things that don't change are called rocks. Change and development will call attention to itself. People in Cal. FL. NY. will not care or hear about the 99-year-old person who needs to move. They along with the rest of the country will hear the name Cincinnati and MLS and things that are happening in the Tri-state area. A good analogy would be: for years anchor stores would open stores at the four corners of a new mall. The infill shops followed. Not everyone shops at Macys, Dillards, Bass Pro Shops, but those businesses bring people. Its the buzz, the talk, the in thing, etc. People party outside stadiums while an event is taking place just to be a part of it. Consider the reality of big shopping malls, vast parking lots surrounding windowless brick dirigible hangers. Yet for 60 years people flocked to be a part of them. Now, not so much.
  4. crystal balls, prophets, and soothsayers. This town is full of them. If by chance in some weird dream, the city and FCC can't reach an agreement. The city will no longer talk about "infill", rather "fill in" will be the topic. The city will need to dredge the mill creek for dirt, then seed the Liberty/Central Parkway acreage. Augusta North. Remember when no one wanted the streetcar. It was marketed as the keystone to the redevelopment of OTR. Now we have a streetcar, granted its really a large Lionel set, but now OTR is busy busy and will continue to growl The new stadium will do the same.
  5. (Cincy wasn’t “picked.” MLS has certain criteria for expansion and Lindner invested enough to satisfy them. The expansion “competition” is a ruse perpetrated by marketing professionals who know what they’re doing. We shouldn’t be bullied into a bad solution just because mighty MLS deigned to accept us. Nor is FCC helped by trotting out its petulant scaremonger of a GM to address issues that are sensitive to the community. All Berding does by pounding his fist on the table and getting fussy is make me believe he’s intentionally misleading the public). Now that is quite a take on this situation. Linder uses payola, the competition was a ruse by people who know what they are doing, etc. If you are right, how did you get this info? If what you say is true, shouldn't Linder be sued by someone? Maybe Sacramento or, Detroit. Then there is the 99 year old woman who has to be moved. Think of it this way: its gonna be noisy, dusty, smelly. By moving her she may get peace and quiet.
  6. cincinnati, "let my stadium go, go down cranley tell ol pharaoh, let my stadium go". Quit bickering over someone relocating and a little noise. Instead of roadblocks the city should be happy Cin. was picked and the MLS decided to build here. Put up signs, widen streets, fix the damn potholes and roads. Then maybe someone will want to open up shop here.
  7. Trending now... walls. Put a big wall down the center of Central parkway. that should fix it.
  8. consider contacting this dude. Maybe he can help to fill you in on his intent. Andrew Leicester is a public artist born and educated in England who immigrated to the U.S. in 1970. He currently resides in Minneapolis, MN. For the past three decades, Mr. Leicester has created public art projects that range in size and scope from small courtyards to municipal transit plazas, park entrances and water gardens throughout the U.S., U.K. and Australia. Recent projects include “Parade of Floats”, sixteen sculptures lining pedestrian routes to the new Civic Center in San Jose, California, and “Flying Shuttles”, 27 integrated works into the exterior facade and courtyard of the new Bobcats Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Leicester has received numerous awards for his work as well as fellowships from the Bush Foundation, the McKnight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Internationally recognized as a public artist, as well as a popular lecturer and panelist, he feels his art should exist in the public domain and form links between its specific location and host community. The iconography of his work, often humorous and multilayered, is derived from extensive research of the various social, historical and environmental characteristics of each location. All convey a striking sense of place. For his projects, Mr. Leicester produces a variety of artistic elements within variously scaled settings that engage the general public both physically and intellectually. His most recent work addresses the issues of sustainability, most specifically wind and solar power, and reclamation.
  9. and then there is the replacement for the Brent Spence Bridge. How many years and counting.
  10. maybe by sucking chumps, they get even more free press.
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