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Offline Paul in Cleveland

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #210 on: November 13, 2017, 09:55:50 AM »
Is it a bit odd to anyone else that there's no official name for this tower yet? They're going to have to start marketing it at some point, and I would've thought they would have settled on a name at the same time as the design. Or maybe they're saving that for a future marketing push?

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #211 on: November 13, 2017, 10:01:02 AM »
^Haven't you ever seen a play? The big reveal comes at the climax - never during the buildup.

Potential names:
- Wicked Tower
-  Breakaleg East
- Thespian Villa
- Stage Left
- Drama Heights
- Residences at Globe Theater

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #212 on: November 13, 2017, 11:39:48 AM »
Just call it Ray Shepardson Tower. Time to memorialize this guy who saved Playhouse Square from becoming a large parking lot.
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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #213 on: November 13, 2017, 12:00:37 PM »
Naming rights are probably for sale.

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #214 on: November 13, 2017, 12:59:53 PM »
No doubt - The Conner Apartments it is

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #215 on: November 13, 2017, 01:33:24 PM »
Just call it Ray Shepardson Tower. Time to memorialize this guy who saved Playhouse Square from becoming a large parking lot.

I was talking about that this weekend...

I went and saw Hamilton in Chicago and MY LORD does their theater district pale in comparison to ours. Not only the locations, but also the decor, seating, facilities, efficiency. It really made me realize I was taking PHS for granted. And compared with some of the major errors of judgment we've had as a city, holding onto Playhouse Square is something to memorialize. You're spot on @KJP

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #216 on: November 13, 2017, 01:37:30 PM »
^ PS is so amazing as is, but what's really amazing is there's still room for much much more.

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #217 on: November 13, 2017, 03:32:50 PM »
^ PS is so amazing as is, but what's really amazing is there's still room for much much more.

I've always wondered why PHS doesn't partner with CSU and have a world-class theater department, just blocks from each other.  CSU could even contribute to the district by building a real theater on campus. 

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #218 on: November 13, 2017, 03:36:33 PM »
^They do collaborate

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #220 on: November 13, 2017, 03:46:04 PM »
Like this - http://www.csuohio.edu/class/theatre-dance/csu-shows-tickets


I went to CSU.  Not sure about right now, but back then the theater department certainly wasn't world-class.   There were always collaborations, but PHS should have the power to drop some top-notch faculty and students from around the world.   I just think it's untapped potential.

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #221 on: November 13, 2017, 04:05:12 PM »
It seems like a good grant writing exercise in getting a handsomely endowed chair for the department.
That'd be good place to start

"Endowed Chairs, Professors and Scholars: These named endowments recognize the academic and research excellence of faculty while providing funding to enhance salaries and support research endeavors. They also allow the College to recruit and retain the best and brightest faculty. Endowed Chairs and Professors raise the regional, national and international visibility of CSU." 
- (csuohio . edu)

The department as it stands: https://www.csuohio.edu/class/theatre-dance/faculty-staff
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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #222 on: November 13, 2017, 08:44:07 PM »
In keeping with the theme of the chandelier representing the area why not name the tower The Prism.

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #223 on: November 14, 2017, 08:34:07 AM »
In keeping with the theme of the chandelier representing the area why not name the tower The Prism.

Sounds too much like Prison.

Like, when my mother moved to Cleveland in the 1950s, she lived briefly at the Alcazar Hotel in Cleveland Heights. It wasn't very nice back then, so its residents called it The Alcatraz.

It's best not to make it too easy to ridicule a name.
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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #224 on: November 14, 2017, 11:35:27 AM »
I'd name it play-tower-square... but not really because the name doesn't ring...

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #225 on: November 14, 2017, 12:09:44 PM »
As long as it doesn't have the words "The Residences at..." in the name I'm fine with whatever. 

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #226 on: November 14, 2017, 12:13:37 PM »
If it were up to me I wouldn't have named the new Parmatown 'The Shoppes at Parma'
we just call it the shoppes...

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #227 on: November 14, 2017, 12:25:25 PM »
If it were up to me I wouldn't have named the new Parmatown 'The Shoppes at Parma'
we just call it the shoppes...

I call it Parmatown, lol. Also, congrats on your 69th post #nice

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #228 on: November 15, 2017, 11:29:41 AM »
Another small step forward:

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2017/11172017/index.php

ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVALS
Ordinance No. 1304-17(Ward 3/Councilmember McCormack):
Authorizing the Director of Capital Projects to issue a permit to the Playhouse Square Foundation to encroach into the public rights-of-way of Euclid Avenue, East 17th Street, and Brownell Court by installing, using, and maintaining an entry canopy, apartment balconies, a building overhang at the northeast corner, and an earth retention system with tiebacks.

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #229 on: November 15, 2017, 06:38:03 PM »
All the steps it takes to just build a canopy, and encroach on the public right of way... Small steps, but yet it is progress...

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #230 on: December 11, 2017, 08:56:00 AM »
Design Review:

*Final Design Development Approval
  1. Project:  DF2017-041: Playhouse Square Residential Tower
  Project Address:  Euclid Avenue & East 17th Street   
  Project Representative:  Devon Patterson, Solomon Cordwell Buenz; Brad Soderwall, Hines;
  Art Falco, Playhouse Square     

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2017/12152017/DRC-2017_12_14.pdf

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #231 on: December 11, 2017, 09:01:28 AM »
^ I heard this morning that we might very well see a groundbreaking BEFORE May. I really hope this is true. Two cranes in the air Downtown would be refreshing to say the least.

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #232 on: December 11, 2017, 09:02:45 AM »
I'll believe it when I see it.

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #233 on: December 11, 2017, 09:06:15 AM »
I'll believe it when I see it.

I hate that in the back of my mind this is EXACTLY the thought I have every time I hear good news about the time-frame. I guess it's just the Clevelander in me.

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Re: Cleveland: Playhouse Square Apartment Tower
« Reply #234 on: December 11, 2017, 09:23:12 AM »
^ I'd love to be proven wrong.  But from what I understand there is still a bit of a gap in the financing for this deal.  This is second hand info from semi-reliable source so take it with a grain of salt.

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Re: Cleveland: Downtown: Playhouse Square Development and News
« Reply #235 on: December 12, 2017, 02:57:35 PM »
Donít anyone have any information on the stage development of this project? I thought they would have break ground on this project by now.

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Re: Re: Cleveland: Downtown: Playhouse Square Development and News
« Reply #236 on: December 12, 2017, 03:01:32 PM »
Donít anyone have any information on the stage development of this project? I thought they would have break ground on this project by now.

Why did you think that?
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Re: Re: Cleveland: Downtown: Playhouse Square Development and News
« Reply #237 on: December 12, 2017, 03:11:21 PM »
Early articles stated that they were pushing for a late fall groundbreaking. I'd believe that it just may had been possible.

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Re: Re: Cleveland: Downtown: Playhouse Square Development and News
« Reply #238 on: December 12, 2017, 03:15:10 PM »
In this stagnant, low-rent market, I will be grateful for any new high-rise construction, regardless of when it happens. I'm just overjoyed they found a creative way to move past the development barriers, no matter when it starts.
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Re: Re: Cleveland: Downtown: Playhouse Square Development and News
« Reply #239 on: December 12, 2017, 03:53:09 PM »
For those of us interested in the street presence of this building....

















America will never be destroyed from the outside. -- Abraham Lincoln.