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The irony of ODOT: building one bridge while tearing more down

Richey Piiparinen  |  02/08/10 @ 12:00pm

No doubt, building bridges is an adult endeavor. The nuts and bolts, the girders, the EISs and RFPs, and then the responsibility inherent with carving a form that people will or will not take pride in as they negotiate a city that is or is not sustainably evolving. Yes, building bridges is not for the unserious, the depthless. And so...more

The hope for access, a new composting partnership, and EcoWatch hits the stands

Richey Piiparinen  |  02/04/10 @ 5:18pm

In late breaking news, ODOT will not discuss the multi-use path on the Innerbelt Bridge at tomorrow's Cleveland Planning Commission meeting, even though they were confirmed on the agenda. ODOT representatives will be at the Planning Commission meeting anyway, presenting plans for the West Shoreway, but will not respond to a resolution approved by the Planning Commission inviting ODOT to address questions and concerns on the possibility of a...more

Lakefront design winners, winter markets, and the Midwest connection

Richey Piiparinen  |  02/04/10 @ 3:13am

Winners were announced last Friday (January 29th) for the third annual Cleveland Design Competition. This year's project focus was the Lakefront Station (the current Amtrak site), which required contestants to design a multi-modal transit center that could double as a pedestrian path bridging the Mall with North Coast Harbor. The winners-Mario Caceres and Christian Canonico of France-were among 83 designers...more

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