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Recently I realized that my photos of Cleveland cover a thirty-year period, from 1978 through 2007. I've posted some
of these before, quite some time ago, but some of them have never been scanned or posted before. Some of the newer
forumers may not have seen any of them. Even the previously-seen material has been re-scanned at higher quality and
presented at larger sizes. What's posted here covers the period from 1978 - 1988.
Starting out with general views; most of these were shot on Kodacolor 100 film.
Airport Rapid station at Terminal Tower
The Market Street Exchange restaurant in 1978, now Great Lakes Brewing Company. This restaurant renovation was
pretty new at the time, as I recall. The basement serving area had just been opened.
W. 117th & Madison
Views from Edgewater Park
West Side Market
Then-new Amtrak Station.
BP Tower nearing completion
Views from Terminal Tower. You can see the Hulett Unloaders along the lake shore by the coal piles. Sorry about the
glass reflections; some things just can't be helped.
There are more film scans from 1990 through 2003, plus a reorganized presentation of digital photographs from 2004
through 2007, on my web site. Just click on the "Thirty Years of Cleveland" thumbnail on the opening page.
Getting thrown out of railroad stations since 1979!
Better than ever and always growing: [url=http://www.robertpence.com][b]My Photography Web Site[/b][/url]
Last edited by Robert Pence; Apr 29, 2011 at 10:22 PM.
Reason: Fixed Broken Links 4/30/2011
Wow!! It's amazing what 30 years will do to a city!! Back in 1978, Cleveland seemed like just a bland city with nothing going on. It seems like a whole new ball game now. With a developed waterfront, the Cuyahoga river cleaned up, sports stadiums built up, it has become a tourist destination. Hopefully, people will start moving back in. Great thread! I guess you have been doing this for awhile!!
^That area is called the Scranton Road Peninsula - 90% of it is owned by Forest City Enterprises (headquartered in the Terminal Tower, the same people behind the Atlantic Yards proposal in NYC). They've basically "sat" on the site for decades, claiming that market conditions don't warrant any construction there. At one time, they had proposed developing the site in conjunction with a convention center with a pedestrian bridge crossing the river for access to downtown proper.
One notable addition is the Time-Warner Amphitheater (aka the wedding tent), which hosts smaller concerts:
And the Federal Courthouse Tower, Fifth-Third Center, Marriott at Key Center, North Point Tower, etc. ;-)
I should have been more specific; What I was thinking was that from the farther out shots of the skyline, the Key tower is really the notable ommision. I know that there are several other buildings of height that have been built since then. I hope I didn't sound condescending or mean;
Comparably, I looked at the 1985 pictures on Rob's website of Pittsburgh and there is one most NOTICEABLE ommision which is 5th avenue place, even though a couple other scrapers were built after that.