Today’s Cleveland Photo: GuitarMania Cleveland
From the GuitarMania website:
“GuitarMania® is a Greater Cleveland community public art project that has raised $2 million for its two benefiting charities – United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education programs. The project consists of large, 10-ft-tall Fender® Stratocaster® guitars creatively transformed into works of art by local artists and national celebrities. The guitars are displayed on the city streets of Cleveland for residents and visitors to enjoy from the end of May through October, 2012. Corporations, organizations and individuals sponsor the guitars and select from a variety of local artists to paint, sculpt or decorate them. Celebrity artists also paint and decorate guitars.”
Here’s a Fun Fact:
Did you know that Cleveland was originally spelled “Cleaveland,” named after General Moses Cleaveland. The “a” was dropped so that the name could fit into a newspaper’s masthead. For more cool fact about Cleveland check out the Citiview Cleveland website: http://citiviewcleveland.com/
2012 marks the 100th birthday of the Cuyahoga County Court House on Lakeside Avenue. The courthouse was designed by Charles Morris along with Lehman and Schmitt and is one of the finest examples of the Beaux-Arts style in the city.
For more info: http://ech.case.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=LAS1
“All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space”. – Philip Johnson
From the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: “The Cleveland Union Terminal and the Terminal Tower, Cleveland’s most familiar landmark, was the largest construction project of the 1920s in the city. Originally intended for the north end of the Mall, the railroad terminal was located on Public Square Oris and Mantis Van Sweringan following a public referendum in 1919. Excavation of the site began in 1924. The entire depot and office complex was designed by Chicago architects Graham, Anderson, Probst & White. The unprecedented engineering for the project included foundations 250′ deep for the tower, the demolition of more than 1,000 buildings, and the construction of many bridges and viaducts for the railroad approaches. Construction on the steelwork began in 1926, and the 708′ Terminal Tower was completed in 1927, the tallest building in the world outside New York City until 1967.
For more info: http://ech.case.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=CUT
Today’s Quote: “All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem”. – Martin Luther King Jr.
The Cleveland Skyline – Cleveland got the nickname “The 6th City” during the early 1900’s when its population made it the 6th largest city in the country. Cleveland had the sixth largest population in the 1910, 1930 and 1940 U.S. Federal census. As of the 2010 Census, the city proper had a total population of 396,815. That makes Cleveland the 45th largest city in the United States. That being said Cleveland is part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Elyria Combined Statistical Area, which in 2000 had a population of 2,945,831, and ranked as the country’s 14th largest.
Today’s Quote: “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature”. – John D. Rockefeller
Today’s photo was taken in the formal dining room of the famous Greenbrier Suite. Located inside the Terminal Tower, the Greenbrier Suite was the Van Sweringen brother’s private mansion. What impressed me about this room was the beautiful hand painted wall paper.
Today’s Quote: “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody”. – Bill Cosby
The Port of Cleveland is located on the shores of Lake Erie at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. The port handles between 11 million and 16 million tons of cargo and generates approximately $1 billion in trade each year. The moon can be seen in the background behind the Terminal Tower.
Today’s Quote: “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats”. – Howard Aiken
Carl B. Stokes Federal Court House Building is located on the right side of this photo that was taken in the Flats. This 24 story tower was completed in 2002 and was named for Carl B. Stokes who was the first African-American mayor of a major U. S. city. Some of the other buildings that can be seen in this photo are the Terminal Tower, Key Bank Building and Sammy’s in the Flats.
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Today’s Quote: “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” – Albert Einstein
The Avenue at Tower City Center from about.com : “The Terminal Tower at Public Square, built in 1930, is the architectural symbol of Cleveland. Originally set atop the Union rail terminal, the beautiful ground level space has been transformed into a spacious and beautiful shopping and entertainment complex called the Tower City Center.
The floors are marble, the railings are polished brass, and the ceilings are hand-painted. Retail stores are tucked into vintage spaces as well as new wide-open, light and airy lofts”. http://cleveland.about.com/od/shoppingincleveland/a/avenue.htm
For more info: http://www.towercitycenter.com/
Today’s Quote: If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour? – Thomas Jefferson
Today’s photo was taken near where Cuyahoga River meets Lake Erie on a warm summer evening. I like this photo because it shows not only the river but a few of Cleveland’s amazing bridges and buildings in the background.
Check out more about Cleveland’s historic bridges: http://ech.case.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=B19
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment” – Jim Rohn