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 Post subject: OHIO Cities
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:01 am 
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Confronting Decline in Cleveland. Great hour-long documentary on the effects of suburbanization:

[youtube]KpWS4_YtkUg[/youtube]


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 Post subject: Re: OHIO Cities
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:38 pm 
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This is a must see video on subjects I've posted on in the past. The negative impact of new highway construction, the negative impact of employers leaving the core, the negative impact of new malls on old malls, suburban decline, the importance of a healthy core for the entire metro's health, etc.,. It also shows how decisions employers and residents make to stay in the core can make the area vibrant and attractive. It really starts with corporate leadership and average citizens. Thank you for sharing this! It's also worth noting that Cleveland sadly lost their airport hub recently.


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 Post subject: Re: OHIO Cities
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:45 pm 
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I went to Cleveland in the Fall of 2012. Its a sad place to drive through, imagining what it used to be. Its a beautiful, empty city.

This is a great post Possum.


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 Post subject: Re: OHIO Cities
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TwinCity wrote:
I went to Cleveland in the Fall of 2012. Its a sad place to drive through, imagining what it used to be. Its a beautiful, empty city.



Had you only visited a century earlier . . .

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... e_1912.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: OHIO Cities
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:33 pm 
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In reaction to this video I had some thoughts:

  • As long as Ohio remains a union state, industry is unlikely to return and Cleveland will continue on the path to desolation
  • Even if industry returns, it won't be the type that supports middle class jobs...the race to the bottom with globalization and ubiquitous free trade agreements has made that a certainty
  • States such as North Carolina have benefited immensely in terms of population growth and economic development from the decline of states such as Ohio
  • Winston-Salem still has GMAC (or whatever it is called now) because employees would rather quit than move from NC to Ohio
  • Perhaps it is a good thing that many Southern cities (especially in NC) have large jurisdictional areas because it enables them to control the zoning and prevent competing commercial developments from being built within close proximity... (G'boro zoning history might prove me wrong on this though)
  • In the Winston MSA, Davie is our fast growing suburb where all the industry seems to be going
  • Winston very much needs to repurpose/demolish its archaic/unused industrial infrastructure -- I'm thinking about a new Whitaker Park here...
  • Our downtown IS on the right track, with redevelopment, new restaurants, and new businesses locating there...I went to school here in the mid '90s - I know from personal experience how much downtown has changed


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 Post subject: Re: OHIO Cities
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:48 pm 
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^ Valid points all.


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 Post subject: Re: OHIO Cities
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 Post subject: Re: OHIO Cities
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[youtube]x-XBdedMU9k[/youtube]


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 Post subject: Re: OHIO Cities
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Huge suburban Cleveland mall being demolished . . . World's biggest when opened in 1976 . . . Abandoned in 2009 . . .

http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/30/news/wo ... ?hpt=hp_t2

Randall Park Mall was built on the site of the Randall Race Track, a horse racing park immediately south of Thistledown Race Track. During construction, [developer Edward] DeBartolo was very flamboyant; he would arrive at the construction site in a helicopter. During tours, he entertained the media with lavish Italian dinners of pizza and pasta from top chefs. DeBartolo envisioned Randall Park as a "city within a city", with the mall, boasting 200 shops, three 14-story apartments, two 20-story office buildings and a performing arts center. At the time of its opening, it was the "world's largest shopping center", although the title was short-lived. The mall's architect, Frank DeBartolo (Edward's younger brother), opened the mall with actress Dina Merrill in 1976. At the time of its opening, North Randall's population was 1,500 and the mall's employee population was 5,000. The original department store anchors were Sears, JCPenney, May Company, Higbee's, and Horne's. Halle's maintained an option to build a store, but went out of business in 1982. Sears, the mall's last traditional anchor, left in 2009.
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 Post subject: Re: OHIO Cities
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Beautiful empty Downtown Dayton . . .

http://www.columbusunderground.com/foru ... own-dayton

. . . yet they keep building crap like this:

http://www.midtowndayton.com/


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"The most beautiful library in America" . . . demolished:

http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/06/1 ... emolished/


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 Post subject: Re: OHIO Cities
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"Toledo's Historical Blunders"

Excellently written plea for preservation from 2010 . . .

http://www.toledo.com/news/2012/01/12/b ... servation/

. . . but they never learn . . . . grand, historic high school building demolished in 2012:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/17202753@ ... 62667/show


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