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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #245 on: May 25, 2005, 01:13:08 AM »
I agree with Ronnie because if you look at the the third pic it seem like that on the bottom of the first floor they are going to connect it with the second phase.

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« Reply #246 on: May 25, 2005, 11:28:30 AM »
i believe that is an exit stairwell for the new parking garage.  but the side of those stairs where phase 2 would seemingly connect is being blocked up...not clad in glass.  maybe thats a sign??
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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #247 on: May 25, 2005, 11:31:30 AM »
does anyone agree that a new tallest should be further back(6th or 7th street) in the skyline? I'm not complaining but it would be nice..lol

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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #248 on: May 25, 2005, 11:35:27 AM »
I think the West side of downtown desperately needs a new skyskraper and if i could pick any place to have it, I would put it by the Hyat.

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« Reply #249 on: May 25, 2005, 12:59:33 PM »
i agree edale.  seems most of the energy of the past several decades has been east
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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #250 on: May 25, 2005, 01:00:31 PM »
The Cincinnati 2000 Plan, which spelled out many urban design issues, called for the city to maintain its pyramidal shape, peaking at Fountain Square.  It is not a law of course; however for this to be maintained, Carew Tower must stay the tallest or Fountain Square West would have to be built taller than planned.  I also agree that the west side of downtown could use some more bulk.  The lots at 4th/5th and Plum St. as well as the lot at 3rd and Elm are still the best and most available sites (the latter of which was to be a taller Phase II of Duke's 312 Elm Building (aka The Enquirer Bldg.), they let their option expire several years ago.
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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #251 on: May 25, 2005, 09:49:57 PM »
I went downtown today and made sure that i was right about what i said. They have that one part boarded up where the stairway is at, I really think they are going to buit it.

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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #252 on: May 27, 2005, 08:39:50 PM »
I went to the Reds game last night and finally got to see this beauty first hand.   It might not be the tallest building around, but it sure does look nice.  When I was sitting up in the Riverfront Club I could see the mini-rotunda of QCS peeking through a break in the stands.   Speaking of the Riverfront club.....how about the view you get of the Ohio River, Covington, and the Roebling Bridge!!!  This was my first game at Great American and I really liked it....just wish I'd had time to explore the area after the game!

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« Reply #253 on: May 27, 2005, 08:52:30 PM »
Well, I've never gotten to be in the Riverfront Club.  Too much $$$.
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« Reply #254 on: May 27, 2005, 11:57:23 PM »
^ yeah.  i got to walk through there one time and i almost couldnt afford that.  they really do seem to be giving that west side of phase one the temporary treatment
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« Reply #255 on: May 28, 2005, 12:14:34 AM »
   I was at the Reds game today. I sat in the SUN-DECK ( in right field ). It directly faces QCS.
Anyway, I kept looking up, trying to imagine that Phase 2 was already build. I could almost see it towering over the stadium like it was really there.
   I don't care what anybody says, I saw it in my mind and I think it's going to be AWESOME. :clap:
I feel weak. Development... too slow. Someone... help us...please!!!

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« Reply #256 on: May 28, 2005, 01:08:44 PM »
haha.  if its as tall as they had planned from the beginning it will look huge there compared with the hieght of the stadium and the other towers in the area.  and you'll get to see it from top to bottom as its not tucked in the mass of dowtown but right on the edge
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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #257 on: May 29, 2005, 07:35:20 PM »
Anyway, I kept looking up, trying to imagine that Phase 2 was already build. I could almost see it towering over the stadium like it was really there.
I was at the Reds game last night, and I was doing the same thing.  Considering what was visible of Phase 1 over the top of the stadium, I could just imagine Phase 2 looming over the field.

Here's a photo from last evening (5/28/05).  There's more glass than in The_Cincinnati_Kid's photos from last weekend!  I sure hope someone's keeping count of the panes...

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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #258 on: May 29, 2005, 07:52:58 PM »
I sure hope someone's keeping count of the panes...

Thanks a lot.  You just broke my concentration!

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« Reply #259 on: May 29, 2005, 07:57:25 PM »
Well, I've never gotten to be in the Riverfront Club. Too much $$$.

Yeah, I wouldn't be able to afford the Riverfront Club either, but I was given the tickets by a subcontractor we use for pre-cast concrete culverts.  The guy we went with paid for everything.....alll I could eat and drink for free!!!!!

Our tickets were two rows up from the Reds dugout....best tickets I've ever had to a sports game (except for secound row seats at a Blue Jackets game)

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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #260 on: May 30, 2005, 10:07:27 AM »
A pic from over the weekend....




And another bonus pic


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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #261 on: May 30, 2005, 01:48:55 PM »
wow...and quite an amazing sky

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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #262 on: June 12, 2005, 06:10:42 PM »
Do I win the award for "Shot of the QCS Crane From The Furthest Distance"?



This is from the St. Rose Church parking lot - I figure it's a bit over 3 miles away...

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« Reply #263 on: June 12, 2005, 06:23:14 PM »
the "bonus" pic is hot!
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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #264 on: June 12, 2005, 09:05:22 PM »
Look at the ohio river bend.

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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #265 on: June 12, 2005, 11:48:06 PM »
Can't wait for the entire project to be finished.  I wish the building was closer to Carew, but many cities now don't have their tall buildings grouped together in a particular order.  Look at Columbus and Atlanta for examples, really spread out.

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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #266 on: June 14, 2005, 04:02:40 PM »
A few photos taken today from the city side....





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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #267 on: June 20, 2005, 12:22:32 AM »
Here are three from 6/19/05








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« Reply #268 on: June 20, 2005, 01:46:15 PM »
very dramatic
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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #269 on: June 20, 2005, 06:22:18 PM »
its wierd that a lot of buildings in cincinnati look short and squatty because their first 3 floors are hidden by some sort of super highway.  i have just always noticed that about phase one especially driving fww which is the vantage point from which 90 percent of people witness downtown.  does glazing a building of this size usually take so long?
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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #270 on: June 21, 2005, 12:22:15 PM »
Here is a pic taken from GABP, standing on the 400 level at "the notch" or whatever the open slice is called.  (taken with my camera phone).

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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #271 on: June 21, 2005, 12:49:08 PM »
does glazing a building of this size usually take so long?
Everything takes so long in Cincinnati!

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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #272 on: June 21, 2005, 02:37:46 PM »
Yep, it is called the "Notch"  It appears to be a good spot to take photos.  I must get to the notch with my tripod when it is getting dusk.

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« Reply #273 on: June 21, 2005, 10:37:08 PM »
Everything takes so long in Cincinnati!

Cincinnati bashing aside. 
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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #274 on: June 21, 2005, 11:24:45 PM »
Don't worry, I was only referring to the speed with which the major projects seem to be progressing.  No Cincinnati bashing intended. :-)

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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #275 on: June 23, 2005, 03:15:13 PM »
Some pics from today(taken from the car while moving)....







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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #276 on: June 23, 2005, 06:29:10 PM »
You guys missed this article:

City gains 230 insurance jobs
Western & Southern bringing unit from Ky.

By James McNair
Enquirer staff writer

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Western & Southern Financial Group, one of the bastions of Cincinnati's downtown business scene, said Wednesday it is bringing 230 jobs from Louisville.

Unlike other corporations that have held out for financial aid in exchange for adding jobs or remaining in Cincinnati, Western & Southern is supplementing its 1,600-person local payroll without public assistance.

"We have not applied for any," company spokesman Herb Brown. "We didn't feel we needed it at this time."

The additions were prompted by the parent company's decision to relocate its Integrity Life Insurance subsidiary from Louisville Chief executive John Barrett said the parent company will save an undisclosed amount by consolidating back-office and sales-support functions with other business units in Cincinnati.

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« Reply #277 on: June 23, 2005, 06:36:31 PM »
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« Reply #278 on: June 23, 2005, 06:50:30 PM »
^ LOL...  Keep up Jake. 

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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Queen City Square
« Reply #279 on: June 25, 2005, 10:11:53 AM »
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