June 13, 2013

Cleveland's new Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation aren't stand-alone icons,

Most observers would agree that the words “iconic” and “architectural masterpiece” don’t belong in the same breath with the new Cleveland Convention Center and the Global Center for Health Innovation. But that’s not to say the two interconnected buildings are a failure. Far from it. The $465 million project, amazingly finished slightly...

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June 11, 2013


James Corner Field Operations and LAND Studio knit together Cleveland's Public Square As many metropolitan areas around the Midwest begin to reap the benefitsof a downtown resurgence that has graced cities from Cincinnati to Chicago, Cleveland plans to turn its lackluster Public Square into a 10-acre park in the heart...

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June 06, 2013

Cleveland Metroparks, State of Ohio sign deal to bring lakefront parks into Emerald Necklace

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Three chief executives today signed documents that clear the way for creating a new Cleveland Metroparks  reservation on the lakefront, and expanding an existing reservation.   The signatures of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman officially end state management of 455 acres on the...

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June 04, 2013

City-county agreement over next wave of downtown projects is a big step for Cleveland's public realm

Great cities around the world have shown for decades — if not centuries — that beautiful parks, streets and public spaces are essential to urban vitality, economic energy and civic pride. Cleveland finally seems to be getting the message. That’s the big take-away from the historic agreement between Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson over how...

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April 11, 2013

Latest plans for revamped Public Square in Cleveland include trees, food pavilion and room to roam

Cleveland's drab and gray Public Square could become the city's new green heart within several years if a sweeping proposal for a makeover wins public support, along with the roughly $40 million it may take to build. Nationally renowned landscape architect James Corner, who co-designed the wildly successful High Line...

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