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Old Posted Aug 2, 2013, 11:11 AM
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Smile CLEVELAND - Tastefully yet Terminally Progressive/NEW PHOTOS ADDED 08/10/13

Photos from the annual Taste of Tremont festival, the Terminal Tower observation deck and a first for me, an Indians game at Progressive Field.

A record-breaking 30,000 people showed up for the annual Taste of Tremont. It helped that it was a beautiful sunny and 70s day:



Our friends make chicken coops and beehives - love these!




Streets were packed but not uncomfortably so:






Stepping into St. John Cantius for a breather:










There was a band playing so this area got a little congested:




One of the best ways to see the Taste:


Warm weather = everyone showing off their ink:






Exterior of St. John Cantius:




Down to the other end of Professor Street, to St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral and Lilly Chocolates:


Okay, they're cheesy as all get out but I love these guys!


The next weekend was just as beautiful so I decided to go up to the Terminal Tower observation deck on Sunday. First stop is the Warehouse District:






See the round radar/drum looking things? The observation deck is just below those:


Then I remembered the new aLoft hotel and Ernst and Young office tower opened in the Flats East Bank. En route I snapped a shot of the National Terminal apartments:


They took some interesting steps to work with the elevation changes from the Warehouse District to the Flats:


Hoping that some spill-over development comes from the Flats East Bank:


Phase I, the aLoft hotel and Ernst and Young office tower. Phase II will include restaurants and apartments:


Views from the aLoft outdoor lounge:








Aright, time to head to the Terminal Tower:


Yeah, like I stop taking photos en route? As if!


Back through the Warehouse District:












Ugh... hopefully at some point these lots get developed:






Almost there - the lobby of the Renaissance Hotel:


Portico of the Terminal Tower:


Finally up to the 32nd floor, or as the attendant said - a pit stop on the way to the 42nd floor :-D


The Towpath Trail is under construction:


Goodtime III:


Innerbelt bridge is nearing completion:


Finally up to 42 - Ohio City's commercial district with the West Side Market, Trinity Lutheran Church and St. Ignatius High School:


Antenna farm in Parma/Broadview Heights area:


West 14th in Tremont:


The former Bond Court/Sheraton/Crowne Plaza is being converted into a Westin. The neo-classical building in the foreground is the former Board of Education building - it's slated to become a Drury Plaza hotel:


The Carter Road bridge is lifted for the Goodtime III - the new Columbus Road bridge deck is being built and visible to the left. It will eventually be floated upriver and put in place:


Red Line rapid:


Here a bridge, there a bridge:


Quigley Road/West 3rd in the Industrial Flats:


Arcelor-Mittal steel mill in the background - St. Theodosius in the foreground:


Guardians of Transportation on the Lorain-Carnegie (aka Hope Memorial) Bridge:


Crown Center office towers in suburban Independence:


Metrohealth Hospital and the Clark-Fulton neighborhood:


University Road in Tremont:


Arcelor-Mittal again:


New air traffic control tower under construction at Hopkins International Airport:


Stonebridge Apartments and condos on the West Bank of the Flats:


Former Cleveland Trust tower is being renovated into mixed-use:


University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic:


Crystal Tower apartments in East Cleveland:


Looking east, the new Eaton Corporation HQ is visible on the right:


'Meet Me Here' public art installation near Quicken Loans Arena:


Shaker Square neighborhood straddling Cleveland and Shaker Heights:


Ernst and Young tower:


Looking west - downtown Lakewood and in the distance, steel mills in Lorain:


Gold Coast area of Lakewood:


Warehouse District:


St. Ignatius of Antioch in the center, NASA Glenn Research center in the background:


Rockefeller Building in the Warehouse District:


The Federal Building is being de-skinned, re-skinned and then enclosed in a glass 'envelope' for better energy efficiency:


Looking east:


AT&T Huron Road building:


Ugh. Again.


Water wasn't too choppy that day:


St. Stephen and St. Colman churches on the West side:


Stonebridge Plaza condos, the Jackknife bridge, and Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica:


Looking east - three kinds of energy - 200 Public Square (fka BP Building/Sohio Building) built by carbon-based fuels; wind turbine at Lincoln Electric; and 35 miles off in the distance is the Perry Nuclear Power Plant:


Board of Education building again:


Main branch of the Cleveland Public Library:


200 Public Square - Huntington Bank has signage but not the naming rights:


Key Tower, still Ohio's tallest :-)


War Memorial Fountain:


Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Public Square:


Zooming in on Key's crown:


Tower at Erieview and One Cleveland Center:


Light turnout at the Indians game that day:


Time to get back down to earth:






Remember seeing the Soldiers and Sailors Monument? It dawned on me that I'd never been inside - well worth the visit; it's not a grand or large-scale work but it's a gem right in the middle of downtown - highly recommend a visit.

The monument commemorates the 10,000 residents of Cuyahoga County who fought in the Civil War. As the legends say, the model for Lady Liberty atop the monument was Levi Scofield's wife.












Wish I had more time in the monument but it was time to go - got some quick pics of Euclid Avenue, East 4th Street, the Arcade and the library:


















Over to the The Fountain of Eternal Life, aka War Memorial Fountain ... over the years, some have erroneously called it the Peace Fountain which I think is a terrible disservice to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. I understand the sentiment and the sculptor titled the work 'Peace Arising from the Flames of War' but there is nothing 'peaceful' about what happened to those honored by this memorial. To any veterans or those currently serving, thank you for your service.


My first time experiencing the new roof of the Convention Center - the exhibit hall and meeting rooms are below grade, but they had to lift Mall B to accommodate the ceiling heights. I think once people realize the great views and the space has proper event planning, this will be a very popular spot:


















The facade of the Global Center for Health Innovation (fka Medical Mart) - it doesn't always work for me but it has its moments:






Decided to zip over to the West bank of the Flats and get pics from the Superior Viaduct:






And one last shot for the day from Franklin Avenue:


Next up, a trip to a Tribe game - for whatever reasons, I had never been so this was a real treat. There are some great vantage points, especially from the upper levels:


































Woohoo - we won 6 to 5!


***NEW PHOTOS ADDED SUNDAY AUGUST 11th!!***

As it turned out, my partner had family in town so we decided to go on a cruise on the Goodtime III, go to the Terminal Tower observation deck again and take in another Indians game!

Waiting for the Goodtime III to depart:
















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How well appreciated is this sculpture? That's pretty good.



The classic city.
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Great pictures MayDay, I am excited to be headed to Cleveland at the end of the month, and the observation deck at Terminal Tower is on my must list. It looks like it's well worth it.
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Totes awes. I've never been to Cleveland before - perhaps I will make it out there soon!
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Stunning... still ranks up there with one of my favorite cities...
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ah summer in the city -- so nice.

and i love, love, love seeing the redevelopment of the marcel breuer tower!
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I'll add captions later - photos from the annual Taste of Tremont festival, the Terminal Tower observation deck and a first for me, an Indians game at Progressive Field.

That's my White Sox! Such a horseshit series...

But I love those ornate bridges in Cleveland. They don't make them like they used to....
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I thought the Marcel Breur tower was gonna be demolished... is there a new plan?
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vz, a lot of people use the 'meet me here' sculpture as intended.

Lance, let me know when, I could give some suggestions.

Evergrey, it and 1010 Euclid are being redeveloped into mixed use
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Cleveland has something that many US cities {especially Southern one's} lack..........character!
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I've really grown to like Cleveland! Great shots from the Terminal Tower. Looks like they've cleaned the windows up there--last year when I visited, the panes of glass were pretty disgusting.
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Good stuff. the Key Tower is such a nice one. And it's worthy of joining the Terminal Tower.
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Outstanding pictures and very complete thread, MayDay! Thanks a lot for sharing.

I really love the Key Tower, is beautiful. Terminal Tower is very pretty, like the views you enjoyed from its observatory. Beautiful views of Cleveland, of course.

By the way, what is this? It looks like a shopping center or something similiar. Am I right?



I hope to see more pictures from Cleveland soon.

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain!
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I added about 40 more shots to this thread - hope you enjoy them; let me know if there are too many images in the thread.

Danny, yes - that is the Arcade, built in 1890. It used to be retail stores on the lower two levels and offices on the upper levels, but in 2001, the upper floors were converted into hotel rooms for the Hyatt Regency. More about the Arcade here: http://www.clevelandskyscrapers.com/...nd/arcade.html
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Very nice. Good catch with that sunset.
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Cleveland has something that many US cities {especially Southern one's} lack..........character!
Yes, let's write off the largest part of the U.S. with one stupid, blanket statement.

There is absolutely NO need to go there. You come across as totally ignorant and very untraveled even saying so.

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Absolutely outstanding thread, Shawn!

Makes me feel like a trip home.

As a side note, watched several episodes of "your show" today on Nick - bragged to my husband each time that you were the photographer of the opening shot.
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great thread. good to see that the BOE building's gaining new life, i remember walking by there with my wife (then gf) and thinking about how it had so much potential.

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Heckofa tour MayDay. Cleveland is a gem.

This may not be the most beautiful or impressive shot, but it says "Midwestern Big City" to me:



Thanks for sharing your city.
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Cleveland's lookin good! Seems to be a lot of stuff underway in the city. I like.
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