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Everything posted by ColDayMan

  1. It's interesting they used the renderings for the Banks and the Ft. Washington Way bridges in Cincinnati and the cap in Columbus for examples. Shows you how Ohio sticks together, eh?
  2. Wonderful job! PigBoy, I believe it's everything within a block of 4th Street (oy vey) but I'm not sure.
  3. I believe there is a bus that goes to Polaris (or near it) but I'm not sure (I don't ever take the bus to any sort of mall in Columbus except for, of course, City Center). I'm not taking an urban class but I might as well (that's what landscape architecture is partly about).
  4. E. 4th in Lima is far more impressive. They have Kewpee's Diner. Top that.
  5. I generally go on assumptions and when assumptions are questioned, then I answer (which is the purpose of discussion). If people question if the photos are ghetto (or better yet, intrigued), then I explain why they are ghetto and that starts discussion which makes this forum that much more interesting. Sometimes mrnyc, confusion is what makes things like this forum fun.
  6. Well, one would understand what one means of urban by the context in which we use it. I don't feel I have to clarify what "urban" is as neither do you. It's just a simple means of "do you believe it's urban or not" from a one-point perspective. Ditto with ghetto, gentrification, etc. What you say I may not agree with and vice-versa but hey, that's life ;).
  7. Who knows what he was doing and who cares ;)
  8. We apparently have different definitions of urban. When I think of "urban," I think of walkability & structural-density. Others think pedestrian life, some think transit (though that one is faulty), others think just a downtown area. Thus, the "urban" definition is faulty but generally, it means "city-like." Interpret that however you'd like.
  9. He was noted in lecture that his inspiration for the design was for the rail movement through the site (as he always does; extractly) and to pay homage to the Union Station on the former site. It is (as in a typical Eisenman fashion) abstract to the point of ambiguity. Thus, we are having this discussion about a silly convention center that belongs in Las Vegas.
  10. How so? Inner-city Columbus IS more urban than inner-city Cleveland, cohesively. Of course the city of Columbus overall isn't nearly as urban as the city of Cleveland but I meant "central core" meaning of "inner-city."
  11. Bingo. That is what Columbus' huge issue is is the fact that downtown doesn't feel "that large" due to the fact that it has vast open spaces (re: PMI parking lots) in which deregulates the downtown feel of the city. Once you get outside of the downtown loop (I-71/70/670/315 ring), it is much more urban. BTW, you go to OSU, eh? We should have an OSU meet sometime!
  12. The rail lines were curvilinear to reflect the motion of trains, not a literal interpretation.
  13. Question for you ColDay... when you say second most sizable urban area, do you mean the cohesiveness of the central city? As in the neighborhoods such as Victorian Village, German Village, "central" downtown, Short North, etc.? I guess I'm just not seeing what area we are specifically talking about. The 50s boundary as I see it is all of that, campus, east and south of downtown, etc. So if that's what we are talking about, I can't see that being larger then Cleveland's downtown (largest and most developed by far of the three Cs), Tremont, Ohio City, and central neighborhoods. Cleveland is still 77 square miles today remember, and I would venture those 77 square miles are denser then 1950s-boundrary Columbus's 51 sq miles considering Cleveland's population is 480,000 something within 77 sq miles and Columbus is 220 within 51 sq miles. Just my thoughts anyway. Cleveland's downtown is not the largest by area, Columbus is (though with all the parking lots, no one would've known that). Most developed, Cincinnati, easily (we all know that). When speaking of density, one shouldn't soley rely on density tracts, seeing how a highrise in a park has more population density than a more cohesive street corner with rowhouses, etc. As far as old city, Columbus is "denser" structurally but as with Cleveland, it's fringe older neighborhoods are suburban. But in general, inner city Columbus is more "urban" overall than Cleveland except in Columbus' sprawltastic parking lot aka downtown, in which Cleveland annihilates.
  14. Oh, we all know COTA blows. I never take it (though I should). I never denied that. Quiet, twit. East 4th is essentially a bootleg version of the Backstage Alley of Cincinnati...minus the whole "Uno's" thingie ;). I'm, as always, joking too. But I will say this; Central Columbus, while it did decline mucho as of late, it is still Ohio's second most sizeable urban area (re: walkability; structurally; etc) outside of Cincinnati, plain and simple. While it would be nice for LRT to come to Columbus, I'm not going to cry rivers like Justin Timberlake over it. The city is still fairly healthy, fairly urban (well, the old 51sq mi of it), and fairly progressive. Soapbox...destroyed! :D
  15. hehe Don't worry. I find that most Clevelanders that move to Columbus A). never ride COTA except for the #2 and B). are too delusioned to care about the city they moved to get educated in and instead go to UrbanOhio to see their declining city build fancy fixtures on an alleyway. Thus, C). they are twits. ;)
  16. Maybe I could take a light-rail train there? Oh wait, I can't -- it's COWLUMBUS! :finger: KJP You see, I would say "touche!" but then again, it's Cleveland. It doesn't even deserve that. :D
  17. The thing is, with Columbus relaxing attitudes, we don't need to take pictures of our progressive projects. It goes without saying ;) (*cocky Columbusite rants*).
  18. It was intentionally designed to be the various motion of the railyards at the old Union Station in Columbus. Thus, the different directions and angles of the site.
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