Some Housekeeping for Carew and Netherland Plaza

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Out and about in the city, it’s great to see all of the energy and activity.  PE caught some brave souls hard at work on the Carew Tower and the Netherland Plaza in a direction we don’t look often enough: UP!

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Enquirer Building Conversion Continues; A Different Perspective

Cincinnati Enquirer Building. Photo by Greg Hume

By now, the plan to convert the 90-year-old Cincinnati Enquirer Building into a 249-room Hampton/Homewood dual flag is progressing well.

Most of us are familiar with the front façade of the 14-story building and all its dressings.  Serving as the fictional offices of WKRP in Cincinnati, it made a national appearance weekly in the late-1970’s and early-1980’s.  Recently, PE preserved a few timely views of the rear of the building during one of our CBD: Off The Beaten Path treks. (See one here.)  Here’s a side of the building which is easily accessible but which most of us have probably never seen. Read more of this post

Fourth and Race apartments to alter Cincinnati skyline

Look closely to the left of the Carew Tower, behind 312 Plum and in front of the Hyatt.  You can see we’ve dropped in a generic tower to give an idea of how Fourth and Race will change the skyline.

While not a major addition to the skyline from this angle it will do wonders for the vibrancy of West Fourth Street along with the approval of tax credits for a planned Marriott Renaissance to occupy the Bartlett Building.  Crestview Hills, Kentucky based Columbia-Sussex will oversee the conversion of Bartlett.

4th and Race Rendering by Particularly Everything

4th and Race Rendering by Particularly Everything

UrbanOhio.com forumer jmicha also contributed these drawings:

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PE recently documented the current site.

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