Author Topic: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway  (Read 46683 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline OCtoCincy

  • 1450'-Willis Tower
  • *********
  • Posts: 1643
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #210 on: March 04, 2015, 06:04:42 PM »
I have accordion blinds which go up and down.  I keep them covering the bottom 2 feet of my windows, but the top 4 feet are open.  This gives me privacy from below, but I can always have natural light and a great view.

Online jmecklenborg

  • 2717'-Burj Khalifa
  • **********
  • Posts: 7172
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #211 on: March 04, 2015, 06:14:01 PM »
A lot of people really don't care about privacy in their highrise. I don't live in a highrise with walls of glass, but I don't own shades/curtains/blinds/etc. and have absolutely no plan on buying them for anything other than my bathroom. It would be no different if I was in a place like Seven at Broadway. If someone sees in it's whatever. That's a fact of life in urban locations. You sacrifice a little bit of privacy for dramatic views of the city.

Same here. I put drapes up on my windows because I like the look, but I ALWAYS leave them open. What's the point of living in a beautiful urban environment if I can't look out my windows and see it. If they can see me, so what. They don't have to look if they don't want to. This is one of those traits of urbanity that goes back centuries. I don't mind it one bit.

My house faces south and I have to keep the front blinds open for the plants I keep inside during the winter.  I hate that people can see in, especially in a town where people are known to have their house plants stolen!   

Offline urbanpioneer

  • 468'-Scripps Center
  • ***
  • Posts: 262
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #212 on: March 04, 2015, 07:31:02 PM »
Do any of you live in buildings with windows as large, and have installed window treatments at your own expense?  If so, were there any stipulations in your lease about what sort of window treatments were acceptable?  Or did your landlords offer to pay for window treatments?  Just wondering.  I recently bought wooden mini blinds for 10 large windows (though not nearly as large as those at Seven on Broadway), got them on sale at 25% off, and they still cost $4000.

Offline jmblec2

  • 555'-LeVeque Tower
  • ***
  • Posts: 338
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #213 on: March 05, 2015, 08:32:11 AM »
The buildings cladding is completly up on one side of the buidling, I couldn't get a picuture. It doesn't really look like the renderings (it is grey) and has large grooves in it. Looks pretty good.

Online jmecklenborg

  • 2717'-Burj Khalifa
  • **********
  • Posts: 7172
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #214 on: March 22, 2015, 04:43:14 PM »
3/21/15

Online Brutus_buckeye

  • 574'-Carew Tower
  • ****
  • Posts: 486
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #215 on: March 24, 2015, 10:39:01 PM »
Jake - two words, Airplane photos

Online taestell

  • Premium Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2683
    • UrbanCincy
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #216 on: March 25, 2015, 10:08:07 AM »
Jake - two words, Airplane photos

Here is Jake's most recent aerial photo where this building is visible, from May 2013:

Check out my photography on Flickr or Instagram | Twitter: @urbancincy & @taestell | The UrbanCincy Podcast (iTunes)

Offline cincyimages

  • Follow on Facebook
  • 2717'-Burj Khalifa
  • **********
  • Posts: 3347
  • cincyimages.com
    • cincyimages.com
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #217 on: March 27, 2015, 09:16:06 AM »
The footprint of the casino is sickening!

Online Brutus_buckeye

  • 574'-Carew Tower
  • ****
  • Posts: 486
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #218 on: March 27, 2015, 04:26:23 PM »
^ compared to what? the empty parking lot that sat there for the previous 25 years?

Offline jmicha

  • 1450'-Willis Tower
  • *********
  • Posts: 1862
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #219 on: March 27, 2015, 04:28:16 PM »
Or the rail yard before that.

The casino makes poor use of its land when compared to urban development elsewhere, but compared to what used to reside there it's a big improvement, as ugly as it is.

Offline OCtoCincy

  • 1450'-Willis Tower
  • *********
  • Posts: 1643
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #220 on: March 28, 2015, 10:39:50 AM »
I hate that surface lot in the corner. Very strange. Also, I wish their roof was covered in solar panels

Offline edale

  • 2717'-Burj Khalifa
  • **********
  • Posts: 3400
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #221 on: March 28, 2015, 11:32:29 AM »
The grade separation is such that you can't even really see that parking lot from Reading.  I do wonder which way the casino will expand when they choose to either build a hotel or expand the gaming floor.

Offline atlas

  • 947'-Key Tower
  • ********
  • Posts: 1326
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #222 on: March 28, 2015, 12:19:33 PM »
The casino is pitiful. I would almost rather a surface lot. At least then we have hope. We're stuck with this monstrosity for a while now.

Google the crown casino in Melbourne. Study it's integration into the urban fabric. It makes this casino's "urbanism" look like a sick joke.

Online OllyTransit

  • 408'-Kettering Tower
  • **
  • Posts: 139
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #223 on: March 28, 2015, 02:00:25 PM »
Forget about the crown. Just look at the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland. Way cooler:


Online BDRUF

  • 555'-LeVeque Tower
  • ***
  • Posts: 325
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #224 on: March 28, 2015, 02:21:12 PM »
They should have put the Casino in the Terrace Plaza. That would have been the perfect use for the windowless portion plus there is already a hotel integrated right into the building.

Online Brutus_buckeye

  • 574'-Carew Tower
  • ****
  • Posts: 486
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #225 on: March 30, 2015, 10:04:45 AM »
I think the Casino is a great addition. It may be ugly, but it is better than what was once there, and it has opened up that corner of OTR for additional development. Look at what it has done to the other blocks in the area, it has all been good

Offline Jimmy_James

  • 2717'-Burj Khalifa
  • **********
  • Posts: 2005
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #226 on: March 30, 2015, 11:09:14 AM »
^Yeah.  For all its faults, the casino has taken a stretch that felt abandoned and given it a sense of value by adding a year-round destination and outdoor events like concerts.  It will be interesting to see if a hotel is built onsite in the future and whether that will improve things.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2015, 11:09:24 AM by Jimmy_James »
"It is not a trolley."  -Milton Dohoney, Cincinnati City Manager

Offline OCtoCincy

  • 1450'-Willis Tower
  • *********
  • Posts: 1643
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #227 on: March 31, 2015, 10:44:14 AM »
The casino area will improve dramatically when the parking lot adjacent to it (between eggleston and court) becomes a large 6-7 story apartment building with some retail space.

Online neilworms

  • 665'-Queen City Square
  • ******
  • Posts: 812
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #228 on: March 31, 2015, 11:06:34 AM »
Yeah that casino was not urban at all.  I think that plays into one of Cincinnati's biggest problems - it has no image on the national consciousness other than being a backwards Midwestern town.  People don't think neighborhood that looks like Boston or Brooklyn, so I'm sure the guys who were out of state who designed this had no idea what Cincinnati is really like.

Online thebillshark

  • 555'-LeVeque Tower
  • ***
  • Posts: 368
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #229 on: March 31, 2015, 12:33:29 PM »
I think the jail is the real issue in that area.  Bad from an urbanist/street activity perspective and mars the view from other buildings for blocks around. 
« Last Edit: March 31, 2015, 12:33:52 PM by thebillshark »

Offline Yves Behar

  • 367'-PNC Bank
  • **
  • Posts: 73
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #230 on: March 31, 2015, 12:48:52 PM »
The Casino doesn't offend me when veiwed from Central or Broadway. But the Reading road side is awful, I wish there could be building with retail built along the road there.

Online jmecklenborg

  • 2717'-Burj Khalifa
  • **********
  • Posts: 7172
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #231 on: March 31, 2015, 01:37:21 PM »
I think I object to any idea of building a new jail mostly because the existing jail is still very new.  It would be quite wasteful to demolish a relatively young building built at great public expense unless a private developer paid the county a truly huge sum of money to demolish and rebuild elsewhere.  And whatever would be developed there would have to be extraordinary in order to justify the expense and controversy.   

Offline jmicha

  • 1450'-Willis Tower
  • *********
  • Posts: 1862
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #232 on: March 31, 2015, 01:40:22 PM »
Though hideous and an awful building, I agree. It would be extremely wasteful to demolish such a new, functional building. And with the number of other opportunities still available elsewhere it makes less sense. Develop all the other land first and maybe by that time the building will be at a point where it needs major work and therefore the idea of relocating makes more sense both financially and politically.

Online taestell

  • Premium Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2683
    • UrbanCincy
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #233 on: March 31, 2015, 01:48:49 PM »
Though hideous and an awful building, I agree. It would be extremely wasteful to demolish such a new, functional building. And with the number of other opportunities still available elsewhere it makes less sense. Develop all the other land first and maybe by that time the building will be at a point where it needs major work and therefore the idea of relocating makes more sense both financially and politically.

That's also how I feel about capping FWW. We have so many other vacant buildings and empty lots downtown that need to be developed first. Once that's done, we can worry about capping FWW, relocating the jail, etc.
Check out my photography on Flickr or Instagram | Twitter: @urbancincy & @taestell | The UrbanCincy Podcast (iTunes)

Offline OCtoCincy

  • 1450'-Willis Tower
  • *********
  • Posts: 1643
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #234 on: April 01, 2015, 12:50:47 PM »
The other objection to moving the jail is that the jail is downtown... but every proposal to move it moves it to another neighborhood.  Voters who weren't in Camp Washington voted against that because if a crappy downtown service (JFS, jail, etc.) could be moved to Camp Washington, their neighborhood could be next. 

And it's true, it's ugly, but its in good shape and does its job.  There's no need to move it other than it's a little small (But things like ankle monitoring are more efficient for low level crimes anyway)

Offline thomasbw

  • 2717'-Burj Khalifa
  • **********
  • Posts: 2925
    • www.cincystreetcar.tumblr.com
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #235 on: April 01, 2015, 02:58:35 PM »
The other objection to moving the jail is that the jail is downtown... but every proposal to move it moves it to another neighborhood.  Voters who weren't in Camp Washington voted against that because if a crappy downtown service (JFS, jail, etc.) could be moved to Camp Washington, their neighborhood could be next. 

And it's true, it's ugly, but its in good shape and does its job.  There's no need to move it other than it's a little small (But things like ankle monitoring are more efficient for low level crimes anyway)

I thought Camp Washington supported the move because of the jobs it was bringing to the area.

Online taestell

  • Premium Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2683
    • UrbanCincy
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #236 on: June 23, 2015, 09:41:14 AM »
As seen from the Renaissance at the Power Building rooftop:

Check out my photography on Flickr or Instagram | Twitter: @urbancincy & @taestell | The UrbanCincy Podcast (iTunes)

Offline jmicha

  • 1450'-Willis Tower
  • *********
  • Posts: 1862
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #237 on: June 23, 2015, 09:43:40 AM »
Are they going to put the "Seven" sign back at the top corner? It was up for a week or so then came down and hasn't been seen since.

Online Cygnus

  • Bringer of Balance
  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2072
    • Mark Vaughn
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #238 on: June 25, 2015, 03:01:45 PM »
Website for the apartments that includes photos, floor plans, etc: sevenatbroadway.com

Moving this topic to Completed Projects
"It's just fate, as usual, keeping its bargain and screwing us in the fine print..." - John Crichton

Online Rabbit Hash

  • 665'-Queen City Square
  • ******
  • Posts: 883
    • Particularly Everything
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #239 on: June 25, 2015, 04:21:27 PM »
Over 11 years later.  I don't even want to admit to everything that has happened in my life since.

Online jmecklenborg

  • 2717'-Burj Khalifa
  • **********
  • Posts: 7172
Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: Seven at Broadway
« Reply #240 on: June 25, 2015, 05:16:23 PM »
Over 11 years later.  I don't even want to admit to everything that has happened in my life since.

The demolitions for this site were in 2002.  So it's been 13 years.  13 years ago news that a new parking garage was being built downtown was big news.  Newcomers have no idea how rough things were here then!

Remove Ads