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Old 01-09-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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Why isn't there a German heritage museum somewhere else? I agree that that would be a great attraction.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
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^Or maybe a Germantown. They have a Chinatown in lots of cities.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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^Or maybe a Germantown. They have a Chinatown in lots of cities.
Over-The-Rhine. Though OTR should ham it up like Lincoln Square does in Chicago, with German murals and bars/restaurants, problem is it hasn't been predominately German since the 1920s whereas Lincoln Square was a German enclave well into the 1970s and is still a stable neighborhood. OTR by contrast went to hell and is slowly climbing back.

If Cincinnati had a bit more pride in itself and was more gentrified we could see this kind of place there...

It also surprises me that a lot of national German-American organizations are based in Lincoln Square and not in Cincinnati, I wonder if historically this was not the case?
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Ya, that made me come running.
LOL. But it is a cool building.

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For Cincinnati, how about a Ferris wheel? This would be unique among American cities.
Meh, Chicago has one of those.

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Try asking Dayton or Columbus to do a similar thing - I'll tell you it would be a lot harder
Dayton has plenty of unique stuff ... most notably the criminally neglected Arcade.

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Cincinnati has tons of originality. What is needed is the ability to prevent blight spreading in some sections of the City while others are redeveloped.
Cincinnati's neighborhoods are part of what makes it unique. I agree there needs to be more emphasis placed on the neighborhoods, making them safe, and promoting their business districts.

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Why isn't there a German heritage museum somewhere else? I agree that that would be a great attraction.
Isn't there one? Out in the west side somewhere? I forget who runs it, one of the German-American societies I think.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:35 AM
 
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What's the problem with the freedom center?
You just asked the mult-million dollar question, "Why isn't anyone going to it"? That's the question that needs answered, especially after so much money was spent on it, and how much the City of Cincinnati continues to lose on it. What happened to those rosy forecasts.....the people that compiled those projections need to be grilled by city council......but I fear they're the same people that came up with the street car ridership projections.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
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Every museum losses money. You will be shocked to hear how much the other museums have lost money over the years. Of course the Enquirer would never report that.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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Every museum losses money. You will be shocked to hear how much the other museums have lost money over the years. Of course the Enquirer would never report that.
But no other museums in this town have opened with such fan fare.....heightened profile and financial commitment comes heightened scrutiny.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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But no other museums in this town have opened with such fan fare.....heightened profile and financial commitment comes heightened scrutiny.
What about Union Terminal's Museum center? That was a pretty big news story, ultimately a positive one as it saved Union Terminal...
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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This is absurd. I could spend the next two weeks listing Cincinnati's original quirks, traits and characteristics. Frankly, outside of San Francisco and possibly Boulder, Cincy is the most unique city (in the U.S.) I've ever been in.

Want bland? Look at Columbus.
Every city has a blend of unique and bland. Cincinnati has OTR, Columbus has German Village. Both have monotonous stretches of suburbia. They both have aspects of social and popular culture that are not found anywhere else. Your defense of Cincinnati should not require you to make generalizations about other places.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:26 PM
 
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What about Union Terminal's Museum center? That was a pretty big news story, ultimately a positive one as it saved Union Terminal...
I love the Union Terminal so you'll never hear me criticize it......it's a historical treasure worth protecting. But the Freedom Center however was built from scratch......I just wish it could have been built inside the Union Terminal which would have also improved its chances of being around another 100 years.
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