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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #245 on: August 07, 2008, 11:25:40 PM »

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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #246 on: August 08, 2008, 08:03:31 AM »
It's amazing how weeds will grow anywhere.

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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #247 on: August 08, 2008, 08:11:57 AM »
So are they gonna start working on the 668 facade after the Dollar Bank building is demolished?  I seem to recall mayor mcc saying something about them wanting to finish before winter???

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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #248 on: August 12, 2008, 04:04:54 PM »
Most of the stone facade is off of the Dollar Bank building:

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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #249 on: August 12, 2008, 04:28:02 PM »
Man, that thing's looking ugly...knock it down already!  Is it safe to assume they're saving the stone facade,by the way they are taking it off??

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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #250 on: August 12, 2008, 05:00:40 PM »
When was the Dollar Bank bldg built? I ask because I was expecting to see a semi-cool and/or historic facade under the present hideous one, but that's not the case.

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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #251 on: August 12, 2008, 05:08:47 PM »
new build in the 60's.
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #252 on: August 13, 2008, 02:09:16 PM »
I WANT MY GREENSPACE, er DRIVEWAY!

just kidding

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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #253 on: August 13, 2008, 02:12:29 PM »
^That's actually my plan for when I kick the bucket.

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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #254 on: August 21, 2008, 01:47:58 PM »
I saw Mayday lurking at lunch and I think it's safe to say his pictures are going to be waaaayyyyy better than mine... so at least i can be first.  :-P

Needless to say, demolition has intensified:

1. I believe this very large crane is about to spell the end of the dollar bank building.
2. Sections of the canopy are being removed, all that natural wild plant life going to waste.  :lol:
3. Dollar Bank Building (or what's left of it)
4. Up close and personal.
5. I still think it's too bad this building had to go.
6. One of the three Bobcats I saw roving around wreaking havoc inside 668.  When I saw them rolling around in the dark of the building with those headlights, I kept thinking of the opening scenes of the original terminator.
7. These are some MEAN Bobcats.
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #255 on: August 21, 2008, 01:56:06 PM »
You guys are like UO's projects paparazzi!!

I see what you mean about the bobcats and those claw-like apparatus. I believe they're marketed as Cyberdyne Systems Model 668.  :-D
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #256 on: August 21, 2008, 01:57:02 PM »
Awesome!  A track crane sitting on the new Euclid Avenue ready to tear it to shreds.  I know, it's all for progress, but man I wich this could have been done 6 mos ago. 
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #257 on: August 21, 2008, 01:59:07 PM »
You guys are like UO's projects paparazzi!!

I see what you mean about the bobcats and those claw-like apparatus. I believe they're marketed as Cyberdyne Systems Model 668.  :-D

The Admins will actually be getting a few of those soon - no more cleaning up threads by hand, from now on, it's the CLAW :whip:

McCleveland, pffft - your pics are just fine, I don't even need to post mine! :-)
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #258 on: August 21, 2008, 02:09:39 PM »
Awesome, thanks!  Your photo updates (and everyone else's) are always enjoyed!

I wonder how many of those construction dumpsters this project is going to fill?  That is one major gut job.
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #259 on: August 21, 2008, 02:12:03 PM »
actually the bobcats remind me of Die Hard 3

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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #260 on: August 21, 2008, 02:14:25 PM »
Awesome, thanks!  Your photo updates (and everyone else's) are always enjoyed!

I wonder how many of those construction dumpsters this project is going to fill?  That is one major gut job.

they emptied the two out front when i was there today... i'd love to see how many times they do that a day.  they also have them coming in and out of the prospect garage...
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #261 on: August 21, 2008, 02:21:59 PM »
Sorry if this is adding to our bobcat off topic discussion...but here's a way to load a bobcat onto a truck.
 

ok back on topic I promise
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #262 on: August 21, 2008, 05:52:47 PM »
Dollar bank is coming down via wrecking ball right now. Took some pics post them in the morning.
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #263 on: August 21, 2008, 09:05:34 PM »
Dollar Bank took quite a beat down in front of a crowd of onlookers after work today.
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #264 on: August 22, 2008, 08:23:53 AM »
^I was one of the onlookers...i stood and watched for about 10 minutes...I am amazed that they can do this whole violent process without damaging anything around it...

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« Reply #265 on: August 22, 2008, 08:57:55 AM »
They've set up some plywood boards in front of the BRT Station so nothing damages the glass.
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #266 on: August 22, 2008, 09:09:46 AM »
Apparently there were multiple UOers in the crowd and we didn't even know it.  I was passing by about 5 yesterday when I saw them fixing the bucket and wrecking ball to the crane.  I walked over and asked one of the foremen when they were planning on starting (expecting to here something like 7 or 8am tomorrow) and he said "about 2 minutes".  So I planted myself in front of the Nat City Investments building watched for about an hour and took some pics.  My personal favorite was when Suzy Suburbanite came wandering by looking for someone to share her wisdom with... she chose me.  "How much do you want to bet they never build what they're planning there... and they destroy that worthless new bus station in the process."  I thought momentarily about throwing her into oncoming traffic on Euclid Avenue, but alas the Health Line won't be running till October.  I shook my head and walked away... Here's the pics:
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #267 on: August 22, 2008, 09:16:18 AM »
^Bout to go walk by this in about 15 to check it out.
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #268 on: August 22, 2008, 09:18:39 AM »
did anyone see a really cool jogger go by at about 7pm? There's was still a few people lingering.

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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #269 on: August 22, 2008, 09:54:12 AM »
^I did....

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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #271 on: August 22, 2008, 02:28:29 PM »
Some shots from up above:



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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #272 on: August 22, 2008, 02:42:09 PM »
i love the people who just can't bring themseleves to finish crossing the street and use the sidewalk, and instead to try and walk along a 12" median next to moving traffic.  Darwin awards in the making.  I also can't wait for the "green roof" to finish disapearing.  nice shots.
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #273 on: August 22, 2008, 02:46:53 PM »
What's the story with all the tires on the sidewalk in the first photo? Where were they found??
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #274 on: August 22, 2008, 02:48:59 PM »
the tires are there to soften the impact and deflect debri coming off the building.
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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #275 on: August 22, 2008, 03:30:16 PM »
The peds in that picture are becoming more and more of a regular scene along the corridor...

Thanks for all the pics guys!  I wish I still worked downtown with all this action!

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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #276 on: August 22, 2008, 03:34:24 PM »
The peds in that picture are becoming more and more of a regular scene along the corridor...

It's getting ridiculous, people just walk wherever they want.  I am actually starting to look forward to the first idiot who gets smacked by a car or brt, just so people stop aimlessly wandering the road.
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« Reply #277 on: August 22, 2008, 03:36:33 PM »
there are ways to design around this... to discourage or prevent this, but I presume they'll just have to be tacked on at the end once something horrible happens.  But that's a topic for another thread!  Viva la 668!

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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #278 on: August 22, 2008, 03:39:08 PM »
The first time a BRT vehicle comes flying by and they're walking there, I bet they will never do it again.

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Re: Cleveland: The Residences at 668 Euclid Avenue
« Reply #279 on: August 22, 2008, 03:46:56 PM »
The first time a BRT vehicle comes flying by and they're walking there, I bet they will never do it again.

It won't be a problem once the sidewalk opens again, sometime before BRT service begins.

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