PE’s coverage of Cincinnati Streetcar’s First Rails

PE was the first source on site for the Cincinnati Streetcar‘s initial delivery of rails.  We were there to see the truck pull up with the goods a couple hours before the festivities.  Here is your front row seat to that and the rest of the fanfare.
First Delivery of Rails
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Does UC’s Nippert Stadium Expansion Go Far Enough?

Nippert Stadium RenderingThere you have it.  The visual answer to what $86 million looks like when it is added to the fifth oldest stadium in college football, Nippert Stadium.  Who doesn’t love renderings?  And this one is particularly exciting.  Bearcat fans have to be thrilled how this will add to an already wonderful gameday/gamenight atmosphere.  Despite the lack of seating capacity by some standards, UC has one of the best venues for viewing the game.  Nestled in a former ravine of Burnet Woods, the stadium holds noise and puts fans right on top of the action.

But will this expansion accomplish all the right goals?

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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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Blow up a bridge! Milton, Kentucky – 2013

Source: miltonmadisonbridge.com

Milton is probably a town name unfamiliar even to native and long-time Kentuckians. Sitting opposite the Ohio River from better known Madison, Indiana, the town was actually incorporated some 20 years before Madison in 1889.

The occasion of PE’s visit was the first phase of demolition of the Milton-Madison Bridge which has connected the two river towns since 1929 carrying US 421.

While we were there we took in a few of the sights around this old burg on Kentucky’s northern shore. Read more of this post

Cardinals to meet Obama

 President Barack Obama – salon.com

Late word from the interwebs that the National Champion University of Louisville men’s basketball team will visit Washington, DC and President Obama on July 23.  

The meeting between the Chief Executive and the Champions is scheduled to take place at 1:30PM.  No word if the reception will be televised but stay tuned.


Peyton Siva – globalgrind.com

The Cardinals defeated Michigan to win the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in Atlanta this past April.  It’s customary for champions to visit Washington to meet the President.  But the beginnings of this practice are less definite.  Although inconclusive, our best bet is that the first team to make this visit was the Bobby Knight led Indiana Hoosiers when they visited President Gerald Ford in 1976.  The next team to visit was the 1980 Louisville Cardinals.  They were the only team hosted by Carter and the team and Coach Crum secured some great photo ops in the eight minutes they were in the Cabinet Room. Read more of this post

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