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  1. Camp Washington isn't very big - less than half the size of Northside. I personally wouldn't live within two blocks of the interstate for health reasons, and that's where many of the single-family homes sit. I have often thought about an extension of the subway as a traditional elevated line over Colerain Ave. It could become a Brooklyn-like street with the legs of an el on either side of the street. Stations above Marshall, Hopple, and Arlington. Then pass over I-75 to a station at Cincinnati State. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1289977,-84.5343317,3a,75y,332.47h,94.59t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJ855cQZnwMESs9sHBifHjw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  2. Trouble in paradise down in suburban Nashville: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/sumner/2019/03/19/cambridge-farms-residents-overflow-hoa-meeting-major-dues-increase/3213776002/ I assumed, given the dramatic headline, that annual dues were going from something like $1,000 to $2,500. No -- just a monthly increase of $12.91! Still under $500 per year!
  3. I have a huge stack of materials that I need to take to a bulk scanner. It's like 20" high of photocopies of news articles and other stuff. Doing it one page at a time would take a month.
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  5. Sarah Perry...how's she doing? Still mad at the world?
  6. I let it expire. I have everything saved, though. I'm going to do a new website after I scan all of my old slides and negatives, which is going to be a multi-week project. All of those photos on there were scans from 4x6 prints from Walgreen's or wherever but scans from negatives will look a lot better.
  7. The piles were not driven to the edge of the overpasses. There is a 10~ foot gap between the east edge of the Race St. overpass and where the piles were driven, then another between the piles and the west side of the Vine St. overpass. That pattern repeated for the cap between Vine and Walnut. Piles were driven for "half" caps to the west of the Race St. overpass and another east of the Walnut St. overpass. The two overpasses with the fake cable-stayed towers have no piles near them. I'm not an engineer so I don't know what the actual textbook regulation is - I'm going by my recollection of news articles from that time, along with photos I took of the piles being installed. Also, rows of piles were driven on the north side of the sloping trench wall and on the south side of that same wall, between the slope and the actual flood wall, which is straight up-and-down. I don't know why the south and north lines of piles were needed at the time, but they're there. I'm also skeptical as to how much of a disruption was avoided by sinking the center median piles during construction of the highway. By my recollection, it didn't take very long, maybe 2-3 weeks to install everything.
  8. Also, there must be physical gaps between the overpasses and the caps or else the whole thing qualifies as a "tunnel". These grad students mowed over pesky details like a Musk or a Trump or a Theranos.
  9. If the goal is simply to cap the interstate, putting small institutions on caps like Cincinnati Public Radio would be one way to do it. Large buildings such as 100-unit apartment buildings are unrealistic given the lack of parking and the inability to economically build parking garages on the caps.
  10. Will we see the return of Laketa "Sassy" Cole?
  11. The Freedom Center got the land it has because the organization had formed and was looking for a site just as plans for the riverfront were formulating. So they got the best piece of land in the Banks development. I have no idea why they decided to build that building the way they did, as three separate buildings.
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    Fascism

    Vice President Wallace with the elbow-drop off the top rope in 1944: https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1944/04/09/96577262.pdf Wallace suspected that Fascists were attempting to win both the Republican and Democrat nominations during WWII: https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1946/03/14/88347847.pdf That could help explain why Roosevelt ran for a fourth term, despite his very poor health. More fallout from that famous 1944 article: https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1944/04/09/96577231.pdf I highly encourage people to read stuff from 1944 and 1945, when it was clear that the Allies would "win". But the shape of the world and the end of the war was unclear. Most Americans assumed that Germany would surrender when we reached their border and it wouldn't turn into the race for Berlin and the total destruction of many German cities. A post-Hitler Germany could have allied with the Allies and pushed the Soviets out of Poland and what became the bloc to a prewar Russian border.
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