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  1. CINCINNATI- Next week, Cincinnati will start work on efforts to spruce up its side of the L&N Bridge, commonly known as the Purple People Bridge. For more info, click the link www.businessjournal.com Sounds Great..........
  2. Oh well I like it but yeah I see what you are saying grasscat about the 2nd street wall. I guess I just like the shape of the facility and the tile they used that they imported from Italy.
  3. They are now starting to put up the steel at the Convention Center so I guess it should be really taking shape here soon......... If you want to take a look for yourself you can just go to wcpo.com........
  4. I went down to the Freedom Center yesterday and it is just breathtaking you think the outside looks good my god wait to you see the inside......Its Great!
  5. Well today we got some National Attention Im sure more is to come as Aug. 23 approches........... Slavery's horror and freedom's promise By Jayne Clark, USA TODAY Cincinnati's new National Underground Railroad Freedom Center sports interactive displays, an environmental theater and the assorted bells and whistles expected in a 21st-century museum. But what's likely to grab visitors' initial attention is a 171-year-old slave pen that has been re-erected within the $110 million complex. The "pen," which resembles a small, two-story log house, was found on a Kentucky tobacco farm, where it had been built as temporary quarters for slaves destined for sale at points south. The rough-hewn 20-by-30-foot structure is the facility's crowning icon, and it stands as a stark testimony to what those traveling this 19th-century slave route were seeking to escape. A decade after it was first proposed, the 158,000-square-foot Freedom Center opens Tuesday (the official dedication is Aug. 23) on the north bank of the Ohio River and at the heart of a 200-mile stretch used by fleeing slaves known as the "freedom corridor." But the Freedom Center is more than a museum. Executive director Spencer Crew likens it to other "cultural institutions of conscience," such as Washington's Holocaust Memorial Museum. "It (the Underground Railroad) is only part of a larger story and we're very much interested in talking about that larger story," Crew says. "We see our niche as looking at issues of human and civil rights. How do we as citizens of the U.S. and the world (preserve) freedom and help others enjoy it?" Which is not to say the facility doesn't share characteristics with more conventional museums. It exhibits Civil War artifacts, shackles and anti-slavery publications, for example. But because of the clandestine nature of the Underground Railroad, which refers to the network that shepherded thousands of slaves to freedom, few artifacts remain. "It was very secretive, so there isn't a lot of tangible evidence," says Rita Organ, director of exhibits and collections. "But it's not difficult to tell the story without the tangible items." Much of the focus is on the personal stories of people who passed through and the anti-slavery activists who aided them. Among the highlights: •Brothers of the Borderland, a film that commemorates local abolitionist heroes in an "environmental theater" with piped-in natural sounds, trees and mist to replicate a rural nighttime setting. • "From Slavery to Freedom," a more traditional exhibit featuring artifacts, timelines and the stories of hundreds of participants. • "Escape! Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad," an attraction designed for children ages 3 to 8. Initial opening of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way in Cincinnati, is Tuesday. Official opening ceremonies are Aug. 23. Timed tickets can be booked online beginning Sunday at freedom center.org/tickets. Cost is $12 for adults; $8, ages 6-12. Some same-day passes are available during center hours, 11 a.m. tro 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Information: 877-648-4838
  6. I walked past Queen City Square today and it is officially at street level so it should begin to pick up here shortly............
  7. Wow I think this is so great and as a person from another city I do think The City Of Cincinnati has really turned the corner........
  8. By John Erardi Enquirer staff reporter With a little more than two months to go, the new Reds Hall of Fame and Museum appears on schedule to make its targeted grand opening Sept. 25. "It's hard to imagine another franchise being able to do something the scale of this project," said Greg Rhodes, executive director of the museum. "We've got so much great history, we can easily fill a 15,000-square-foot building to the point of overflowing." Rhodes led a tour of about 30 media members through the museum Wednesday afternoon. Cincinnati is the home of professional baseball. It played host to the first all-professional team in 1869, and the museum plays heavily upon that theme. http://www.cincinnati.com
  9. I dont know about this project and didnt they cancel the underground tunnel option.......
  10. Im not sure grasscat should we be concerned, I know today it was more than 100 people at the aronoff center for that meeting maybe diffrent locations will have diffrent turnouts what do you think.......
  11. But I dont think St. Louis is gon to keep at this pace they will fall apart it is just a matter of time I think.......
  12. I hope they stay in it......Go Reds
  13. Yeah I like the new reds team store it is very nice.
  14. Have the tower started to come out the ground yet........Does anybody know.......
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