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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Banks Project Groundbreaking Today

This is an event that a lot of people said would never happen. I'm happy to see that the project is finally underway. Cincinnati can now look forward to competing with Newport for its Riverfront attractions. There's even a nice aerial photo in the article below from the 1940s...No I-75, no ugly stadiums, and you can still see how extensive "the bottoms" area of the city was. There's a nice narrative in the article below that describes the history of the area very nicely. Definitely worth reading.
Enquirer Article

2 comments:

krista said...

that's amazing. im pumped there will be things to do downtown!!

mvoss said...

Hearing "the bottoms" described during it's heyday I conjure up an image of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn stumbling upon a ruff riverside settlement. Come to find out Cincinnati's bottoms was for a time home to Mark Twain! Did our city inspire any of his stories? Great article!

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