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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #360 on: May 15, 2018, 03:28:42 PM »
View from the Cuyahoga County Office Building - 4th floor:



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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #362 on: June 14, 2018, 02:38:44 PM »
Looking good for when Lebron leaves us.

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #363 on: June 14, 2018, 02:58:40 PM »
I'm a bit shocked the impending doom of a skywalk isn't getting more mention here.

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #364 on: June 14, 2018, 05:26:36 PM »
They're removing a skywalk, not adding one, right?

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #365 on: June 14, 2018, 05:32:40 PM »
They're removing a skywalk, not adding one, right?

Yes...the skywalk is doomed. I realize now that my post could be taken the other way.

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« Reply #366 on: June 14, 2018, 06:51:58 PM »
Interesting this is coming down and Gilbert's insistence of a skywalk to JACK was necessary. I wish that one was coming down as well

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« Reply #367 on: June 15, 2018, 03:48:44 PM »
While a skywalk can take away from street life, I don't think it is in the case of the casino.  Older people are down there to pull slots and aren't interested in the nightlife while the younger crowd will visit nearby places regardless (I know I do and I'm kind of old at 49).  As far as the skywalk for the Q...I'm not shedding any tears.

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« Reply #368 on: June 15, 2018, 04:00:10 PM »
While a skywalk can take away from street life, I don't think it is in the case of the casino.  Older people are down there to pull slots and aren't interested in the nightlife while the younger crowd will visit nearby places regardless (I know I do and I'm kind of old at 49).  As far as the skywalk for the Q...I'm not shedding any tears.

The area around Q and Progressive turned out a bit disappointing from an urban perspective. I hope the current renovations do more to incorporate the surroundings and help create a more vibrant hood. Too many dead zones right now.

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #369 on: June 18, 2018, 05:03:05 PM »

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #370 on: June 23, 2018, 12:54:35 AM »
Interesting cheesy video in this article...with Michael Stanley of course.

A 1990s Preview of a ‘Gateway’ for Cleveland
MARK BYRNES  JUN 22, 2018
A local celebrity, dark backgrounds, smooth jazz, and a mysterious set of eyes surely sold the region’s corporate class on what’s now known as “The Q.”

Welcome to the latest installation of “Public Access,” where CityLab staffers share their favorite videos—old and new, serious and nutty—that tell a story about place.

After playing 30 miles away in Richfield for two decades, the NBA’s Cavaliers returned to downtown Cleveland in 1994 as part of the city’s Gateway Complex—a ballpark, arena, and shared outdoor plaza downtown.

https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/06/a-1990s-preview-of-a-gateway-for-cleveland/563420/




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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #371 on: June 28, 2018, 04:41:09 PM »
Here's a couple pics from today of the walkway between the parking garage and the Q being dismantled.







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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #372 on: June 28, 2018, 06:39:38 PM »
I don't know why, but I especially enjoy seeing those pics....
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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #373 on: June 28, 2018, 08:30:04 PM »
Another one from the webcam.

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #374 on: June 29, 2018, 08:52:03 AM »
lol...how do people post pics here?  Will someone please delete that post?

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #375 on: June 29, 2018, 09:19:00 AM »
^If you're taking photos with your phone, resize them to something more reasonable - 1000 pixels wide/tall is what I typically do.

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #376 on: June 29, 2018, 09:31:22 AM »
SHE GONE

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #377 on: June 29, 2018, 09:32:50 AM »
An apropos fate for a skywalk. Yes, I know it's probably going to be replaced. Or is it?
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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #378 on: June 29, 2018, 09:39:53 AM »
It will not be replaced.

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #379 on: June 29, 2018, 09:41:30 AM »
Sloppiest demo I've ever seen

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #380 on: June 29, 2018, 09:52:29 AM »
Agreed - it can be seen all the way down Prospect at 9th.  No regard for glass either.

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #381 on: June 29, 2018, 10:58:39 AM »
Agreed - it can be seen all the way down Prospect at 9th.  No regard for glass either.


Yea, it's kinda hard to believe that it'll be all cleaned up and the road back open by Monday.

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #382 on: June 29, 2018, 11:47:54 AM »
Since the skywalk was a stadium-related structure, will they be dumping it into the lake?

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #383 on: July 06, 2018, 06:02:03 PM »
So apparently the Cleveland arena financing deal is predicated on the Cavaliers making the playoffs? And it doesn’t add up if they don’t? Any truth to this??

Well, at Least We Weren't Planning to Pay for the Q Transformation with Cavs Playoff Revenue. OH WAIT.
https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2018/07/02/well-at-least-we-werent-planning-to-pay-for-the-q-transformation-with-cavs-playoff-revenue-oh-wait
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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #384 on: July 07, 2018, 12:20:48 AM »
Construction worker today said the inside is completely demo'd and empty!

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #385 on: July 30, 2018, 03:36:13 PM »
Here's a few pics from today.  Looks like some additional steel is going up on the northeast corner of the Q.









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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #386 on: August 16, 2018, 03:50:48 PM »
Update from today:




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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #387 on: August 16, 2018, 08:33:29 PM »
i’m kind of struggling with the purpose of this, but if they think its worthwhile ok i guess. i would assume a better street presence is a part of it as they took the skywalk out? i have to admit i liked the skywalk in the weather, but those things are eyesores, unless you have a bunch of them like the twin cities. seems like we will have to wait and see how it turns out. in the meantime its always a good impression to see prominant construction work downtown.

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #388 on: Yesterday at 07:59:34 AM »
At this rate, I guess I fail to see how its a two summer long project. Are they still doing demo?

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Re: Cleveland: Quicken Loans Arena
« Reply #389 on: Yesterday at 08:41:38 AM »
^construction won't be going at this rate once the NBA preseason begins..