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Old Posted Jan 20, 2012, 1:51 PM
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Yes, I believe that is the site. Here is a photo of the construction site, with I-71 in the foreground.


Source: http://www.ongo.com/v/1139184/-1/AC1...-back-on-track

Also, the casino is much further along than this, for those who are not familiar with the site.
That is it. Thanks for the clarification.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2012, 1:29 AM
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You're welcome. I'm glad to fnally see that gap being filled.

The casino district plan was just approved. Here is the entire plan.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/36633217/CPC.../Item%202b.pdf
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2012, 2:35 AM
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1.Great American Tower at Queen City Square
Cost: $322 million

This is Cincinnati’s new tallest building. It was completed in the spring of 2011, and is 660 feet tall. Tenants include Great American Insurance Company, Great American Financial Resources, Frost Brown Todd, JPMorgan, KeyBank, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, IFS Financial Services, Analytic Partners, Lafayette Life, and Capital Analysts.
Source: http://www.queencitysquare.com/tenants.php


Photo taken by: Aaron Davidson
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarondavidson/
That scraper is so unique & classy and I love the spire/ crown. Its' design will not date. Literally, one of the best looking buildings to be completed in the U.S. in recent years IMO.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2012, 2:48 AM
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^Glad you like it!

There were a lot of mixed feelings about it here in Cincinnati, but I think people are finally starting to warm up to it. I love the way it is lit. You can see it from over 20 miles away in some places.
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^Glad you like it!

There were a lot of mixed feelings about it here in Cincinnati, but I think people are finally starting to warm up to it. I love the way it is lit. You can see it from over 20 miles away in some places.
I think the little touches that have been added over time to the tower since it topped out have added a lot to it.

About the tower at The Banks. Don't you think a 30 story tower will be too high there? 15 stories sounds decent, but anything else would ruin the view of the actual start of the CBD. I think the new riverfront park and Banks will be a nice step-up to the skyline itself, a nice "front yard" so to speak. Plus, with all the businesses moving downtown and Cincy's huge fortune 500 corporate footprint, a 30 story tower would look great at the highly popular 5th and race spot (that's the right spot, right?).

Anyway, hope you don't mind if I add to your thread...

Looks like the already popular Banks is bringing back the Bengals:

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/bengals/...t-pbs-in-2012/
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2012, 6:06 AM
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^I'm torn as far as the location goes. I think putting it at the Banks would really add to the momentum there, but I think a 30-story tower would look better at 5th and Race. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

And thanks for posting the link. You beat me too it!
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2012, 6:12 AM
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I forgot to post this one.

Western & Southern eyes big Broadway development
http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnat...-broadway.html

Western and Southern, who was the developer of Queen City Square, owns a lot of property in SE downtown. Back in 2010, they stated that they were planning up to three more towers in the area. The site mentioned in the article was supposed to be the site of one of those residential towers.

Here's hoping for another big announcement!
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2012, 3:08 AM
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I forgot to post this one.

Western & Southern eyes big Broadway development
http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnat...-broadway.html

Western and Southern, who was the developer of Queen City Square, owns a lot of property in SE downtown. Back in 2010, they stated that they were planning up to three more towers in the area. The site mentioned in the article was supposed to be the site of one of those residential towers.

Here's hoping for another big announcement!

There's a rumor going around that Western and Southern might actually be considering building a new headquarters on this site. And from comments made by the company and CEO over the past couple of years, it could be a tall one.
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Fantastic to finally get some regular reportage on Cincy! It's one of my favorite cities and it sounds like things are coming around in a big way!
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Also, U Square at the Loop broke ground today!

Clifton's 'U Square' Project Finally Breaks Ground

http://www.wlwt.com/news/30298683/detail.html
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Fantastic to finally get some regular reportage on Cincy! It's one of my favorite cities and it sounds like things are coming around in a big way!
I'm just glad there's some interest. Thanks for checking out the thread
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Thanks, keep checking back!

In the news today:

DHL plans $47M Cincinnati airport expansion

"Shipping giant DHL Express USA Inc. is planning a large expansion that would add more than 280 workers to its air-hub operations at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport."

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnat...i-airport.html
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2012, 10:57 PM
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This is bad news:

A floor has collapsed at the construction site of the Horshoe Casino in Cincinnati. Early reports say 9 workers were seriously injured.

Update: 911 calls convey chaos
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...EWS/301270041/


This is really strange. Just a few months ago a floor collapsed at the Cleveland casino that is also under construction.
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2012, 5:54 AM
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Old Enquirer building on Vine gets sales push from CBRE

This development has been a long time coming. It will be in what was the old Cincinnati Enquirer building. Original plans in 2004 called for a $32 million dollar renovation and conversion into a condo building. Looks like a plan is still in the works.

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnat...vine-gets.html

Here's some pictures:

Photo from: http://cincinnativiews.net/newspapers.htm


Photo from: http://freeimagefinder.com/detail/5911673253.html

More info and pictures at Emporis: http://www.emporis.com/building/617v...cinnati-oh-usa
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Old Posted Jan 31, 2012, 7:20 AM
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Here is an update on the Riverfront Park!

Highlights:
1. The Moerlein Lager House opens on Feb. 27th
2. Phase 1 of the park opens on May 18th
3. Construction of Phase 2 will start this fall
4, Construction of the boat docks starts in spring of 2013!
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Here is an update on the Riverfront Park!

Highlights:
1. The Moerlein Lager House opens on Feb. 27th
2. Phase 1 of the park opens on May 18th
3. Construction of Phase 2 will start this fall
4, Construction of the boat docks starts in spring of 2013!
I thought the boat docks/marina was just for rendering purposes to add something to the design. I was going to ask if they actually were going to be built which is pretty awesome! So The Banks will actually meet up with riverfront parks to the east?
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Old Posted Feb 1, 2012, 1:41 AM
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I thought the boat docks/marina was just for rendering purposes to add something to the design. I was going to ask if they actually were going to be built which is pretty awesome! So The Banks will actually meet up with riverfront parks to the east?
That's what I thought too, so I was surprised/thrilled to hear that they will actually be built!

And as far as I know, the pan is for this park will link up with Sawyer Point and the other riverfront parks on the east side of downtown. But looking at google maps, there is an existing parking lot that will have to be turned into a park if they are to connect. At the very least, bike trails will connect all of them.
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2012, 10:33 PM
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Here's a good article on redevelopment efforts in the Walnut Hills neighborhood:

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...ls?odyssey=tab
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