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  1. I've always loved the complexity of that interchange because it accommodates the original freeway and its expansion over the river.
  2. I don't have my old site up anymore and have been looking for these. Between having to replace my drive arrays and now kids, I haven't had time to look for them until now.
  3. I know that was a big trend in the 1970s and 1980s as a way to give business districts a leg up on competition with suburban malls (e.g. Middletown OH, St. Albans WV, Ithaca NY, Louisville KY, North St. Louis, MO, etc.), but most of these pedestrian-only zones failed for a variety of reasons. I'm interested in the more recent concepts in London, in which the street is raised to the level of the sidewalk, with no marked lanes or sidewalks. Pedestrians co-exist with vehicles. It's still unclear long-term if this reduces accidents, but it certainly does slow down speed.
  4. Isn't this park about to receive an overhaul anyways? And by all accounts, this looks to be a temporary repair.
  5. How so? "Cleveland objected to the proposal, complaining that it had been kept out of the loop, learning about the request just hours before it was to go before the agency’s board in August. If the state awarded abatements of local taxes, the action would be a challenge to Cleveland’s home rule authority" "Gov. Michael DeWine came out strongly against the proposal, saying tax decisions such as what Harbor Bay sought should be decided at the local level." These are points that I would agree with. In general, tax incentives nationwide has been mismanaged and abused by developers and corporations alike. And now it is probably likely that the developer will pull out and plop their generic development on another city much like how Columbia has done with Cincinnati for years.
  6. I've seen equipment parked on top of rubble before. I don't think it's that common as it requires the worker to traverse debris that could be potentially dangerous to walk on. As for the church, it's been sad to watch it decay over the years. It was last active around 2011 or so: https://goo.gl/maps/9AYpgqjmmhQM9ojF6
  7. For $4/month, you too can get creepy text messages from random "Facebook Live" "reporter." We get it. They are money hurt. But this is an outrageous request that borders on creepy and unnecessary. It's not even remotely cutting edge. I've never seen an entire response be nothing more than laughing emojis:
  8. And dueling Ferris wheels! (Except, isn't Cincinnati's temporary?) $40 Million Music Venue Coming to Newport's Ovation Site The first phase of the Ovation development in Newport will include what developers are calling "a world class music venue". An announcement took place at the riverfront site late Thursday morning. Covington-based Corporex, which owns the long-dormant site, reached an agreement with AEG Presents/PromoWest to construct the $40 million venue.
  9. Welp, time to update my article on the former St. Vincent building: http://abandonedonline.net/location/st-vincent-de-paul-building/. Is NYO offloading its properties since the indictments?
  10. They (and the Enquirer) are all part of the USA Today network, so it's all centralized. All of our papers here in Ithaca, Elmira and Binghamton are printed in... Rochester, a good 2 hours at a minimum from Ithaca and 3-4 hours from Binghamton. But with print demand declining so much, they can eat the transportation costs.
  11. The Guyandotte Hotel is a long abandoned hotel in the coalfields of West Virginia. Guests in the hotel over the years included then-Senator John F. Kennedy, United Mine Worker’s President John L. Lewis, Babe Ruth, Will Rogers, and other dignitaries. 1 Note the high water mark on the wall from flash floods in 2001. 2 The hotel closed circa 1978. 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 I've held this old hotel in my maps as a place to return to for close to 15 years. I used to pass by it a lot when I was younger and it was in much better condition then. When I returned, the rear wall partly collapsed, leading to the destabilization of part of the upper four floors. I did get an encouraging message from the town council who informed me that they are working through West Virginia University in securing funds to stabilize the Guyandotte Hotel and shell it out for future restoration. It lies right on the path of the future four-lane Coalfields Expressway, which for now is ending just outside of the town and will provide a high-speed connection to Interstates 64 and 77.
  12. Parking garages will support the development, absent that the area receives a mass transit system that's worthy of removing such requirements. But in every rendering, those garages were tucked underneath buildings and there was no iteration of any surface lot. Judging from their other projects, and the length of time this has taken to come to fruition, I highly doubt this will be a slapdash project.
  13. You mean: THE Harbor Freeway, THE Hollywood, THE Ventura, THE 105. California is unique in prefixing their freeway names and certain route numbers with "The." If freeway names are suffixed to shields, it should be plain text adjacent to a shield like how Illinois does. Other states try to squish all of the text into a shield until it becomes unreadable.
  14. Is this a sign of a struggling downtown market or something just limited to this development area?
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