A few more. TT is looking pretty good...
Seen from Canal Rd in the Flats
Fencing came down this morning around the Welcome Ctr and awnings went up on the gift shop
It's really durty and dusty over there on Prospect...a street cleaner was there but some good rains should take care of it. Then re-striping of street lanes and crosswalks will most likely take place. I was getting worried about the re-painting/re-striping, but over by the Higbee building and the Q that was also done this morning...
This is right near the main entrance on W. Prospect. There are a few of these. I would hope these are either removed or street lamps replaced
April 10, 11
Poles going up, this is part of the Prospect Ave side
Ontario St. side has about half of the poles up
Some exterior lighting is showing up on the PS side (as seen from Old Stone church)
April 7 evening
April 3, 4
Video board going up
Plastic replaced glass windows today on the Stanley. Tomorrow is some kind of court hearing
Nighttime, the exterior lighting is awesome. No longer a moribund zone.
Art Deco Silver Grille level of Higbee Bldg ↓ Saturday
working on the weekend ↓ Friday
On Prospect (at E. 2nd St.) looking west
At Prospect & Ontario
Ontario St. looking at the long side of the Higbee Bldg
Ontario St. at Public Square
Around the Square and now back on Prospect (at W. 3rd St.) making my way back towards the Higbee Bldg. This portion of Prospect is technically called W. Prospect
The Ritz-Carlton, W. Prospect & W. 3rd St
Tower City Valet on W. Prospect
On W. Prospect (at W. 2nd St.) looking east, Higbee Bldg on the left
Across the street, and on W. 2nd St
Turn to look back down W. Prospect at this nice vista
Approaching Ontario St. again with Higbee Bldg on the left
Looking out at the construction across the street where I started
"Re-pointing" ((I think it's called) of the brick and mortar on the Stanley
I don't know the name of this building at E. 2nd St. & High St. but I wish I had a magic wand to remove this 1960s/70s bastardization of the windows and return them to the originals which still exist at the top. If restored, this building is a 6 story version of the Columbia.PHASE 2 proposed location
Just to close this circle, here are some pictures to get a sense for phase 2's location:
Standing on the level of Tower City Center's surface parking lot with W. Huron Rd and the Landmark office complex, old Ohio Bell building and The "Q" all sitting above
This is what's holding up W. Huron Rd.
Phase 2 would also be cantilvered hereabouts (so that its entrance would meet Huron Rd at street level)
This is the remnants of the ramp that sloped down from W. Huron to this parking lot (I think the ramp was removed before Gilbert's 85 mill purchase)
Standing on Tower City's parking lot with Canal Rd. below and the Riverview parking lot beyond that
Canal Rd which would bisect the phase 2 Casino and whatever was built at the river's edge (likely continued parking)
Now standing on Canal Rd with a remnant of the ramp in the foreground
One more level down, standing in the Riverview parking lot looking up
At the river's edge. This is where the river-narrowing was proposed for (to "more easily" create extra Casino parking). Not going to happen
So that's below W. Huron and down to the Cuyahoga River. What about the relation to the phase I renovation and construction up above this area?
This is W. Huron and phase II would be behind the Hard Rock Guitar (I believe this Guitar would have to be placed elsewhere if this phase is built as proposed)
Up at the traffic light at Ontario St. I'm standing on the median island andOne can see the Stanley (small building in center). The structure on the right of the photo is the parking garage that Rock Ohio Casesars bought from the city of Cleveland (former Gateway Parking Garage). It will be used to park cars that use the, ahem, Welcome Center.
Swinging around here is the beginning of the Landmark Offices
Swinging around more...there is the open space above Tower City surface parking that should have a Casino on it sometime in the future
Looking down from W. Huron to the Tower City parking lot, where I started.
That's it for now