NEO Signature Bridge


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 04/26/2006 - 10:43.

Central Viaduct East Bank Bridge Abutment



Keep a bridge abutment without the bridge…why? A pile of rocks or a concentration of feng shui? That’s the question the Cleveland Landmark Commission will consider TOMORROW: should the remaining  Central Viaduct bridge abutment in front of the Broadway Mills Building be committed to the historic register?

Save the Broadway Mills buiding from ODOT

Submitted by Martha Eakin on Wed, 04/26/2006 - 09:03.

On Thursday April 13 Ed Hauser, with support from the Gilotta family, made a presentation before the Cleveland Landmarks Commission, nominating the old Broadway Mills building, now homebase to Gilotta Fuels, for landmark status.  Hauser nominated both the building, built in 1894, and the remaining portion of the old central viaduct at the building’s base.  Motivated by a communication from ODOT, sent at 5:33p.m. on the evening before the hearing, a majority of  Landmark Commission members voted to table the nomination until ODOT could make a presentation at the Commission’s next meeting. That’s right, the Commission that is supposed to protect Cleveland’s landmarks decided not to even begin consideration of potential landmark status because of ODOT’s request.

University Circle Incorporated growing function, context and identity

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 04/23/2006 - 22:20.



For so many reasons, University Circle and its institutions and the surrounding neighborhood are core to what I value in NEO, and I look forward to seeing all that continually expand in significance to me, the region and world. But, University Circle is a small geographic domain, which must be optimized for 21 organizational stakeholders, and their 1,000,000s of stakeholders, including everyone associated with Case, University Hospitals, the VA, CIA, Cleveland Museum(s), Institute of Music, Orchestra, etc., and all others in the community.

In visioning for a better region and future here, consider a broader interpretation of University Circle from the small cultural, healthcare and university center of Cleveland to the center of the entire University Community of NEO.


Case Book Sale

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/18/2006 - 13:05.
06/03/2006 - 10:00
06/06/2006 - 13:00

Used books are the best, so don't miss the best used book sale in Cleveland!

60th Anniversary Case Book Sale 2006, sponsored by The Association for Continuiing Education

Saturday, June 3rd 10 am -12 noon Preview ($20 Fee), 12 noon - 6 pm Free admission Begins


Adelbert Gym, South Campus of Case Western Reserve university
2128 Adelbert Road
Cleveland, OH
United States

DAFFODIL SUNDAY at Lake View Cemetery

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/11/2006 - 13:55.
04/16/2006 - 07:30
04/16/2006 - 17:30

The annual blossoming of Daffodil Hill, a collection of over 100,000 bulbs, an ongoing project since the 1940's, is one Lake View Cemetery's most popular attractions.


Lake View Cemetery
12316 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Valerie Cassel Oliver: On New Trends in Art, The Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Critics Program @ MOCA

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/11/2006 - 13:11.
04/20/2006 - 18:00
04/20/2006 - 20:00


Valerie Cassel Oliver, Associate Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, has organized several critically acclaimed exhibitions including Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970 and Boys Behaving Badly. Prior to joining CAM Houston, Cassel Oliver was Director of the Visiting ArtistsProgram at the School of the art Institute of chicago and served as co-curator of the 2000 Whitney Biennial.


8501 Carnegie Avenue

"On A Pedestal" Sculpture Exhibition of Ohio Artists, Juried by Viktor Schreckengost

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/11/2006 - 12:49.
04/14/2006 - 22:00

The quality and variety of works is very impressive, but that's no surpise, Viktor Schreckengost has great taste! Works by Yuni Aaron, David Brunner, Giancarlo Calicchia, Bruce A. Edwards, Gerry Fogarty, Fred Gearhart, Margot J. Gotoff, James M. Havens, Michael LaRich, Jason Lascu, Greg Martin, Harry Melroy, Bea Mitchell, William T. Moore III, Edw. E. Parker, John A. Ranally Jr., Barbara Stanczak, Thomas A. Stevick and Cleo B. Wolf are included and many are for sale. Visit The Sculpture Center ,see what Ohio sculptors have to offer before the show closes on Friday.


The Sculpture Center
1834 East 123rd Street (off Euclid in University Circle)
Cleveland, OH
United States

Passengers, Tourists and consumers: Railroad Travel and the Emergence of the Modern Chinese Nation-State, talk by Elisabeth Koll

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/11/2006 - 12:15.
04/12/2006 - 16:00


Elisabeth Koll, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History, recently returned from a year in China where she researched her current book project on the social history of the Chinese railroad between the 1890s and the 1960s.


Baker-Nord Center, Clark Hall 206
11130 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH
United States

Tremont Art Walk/Independent Film

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/11/2006 - 11:15.
04/14/2006 - 18:00
04/14/2006 - 22:00


Its the second Friday of the month again and that means its time for another Tremont Art Walk!  The Ukranian Museum at 1202 Kenilworth will have an exhibit of pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs). Some of my favorite stops are Pilgrim Church (they will be showing independent films at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Firday night and 1, 7, and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, they also exhibit the work of local artists) Doubting Thomas (probably the most avant garde gallery in NEO) Asterisk Gallery and Brandt Gallery. Art, entertainment, shopping, dining -- there is so much to do. Check out the website


Tremont Cleveland, OH
United States

Support the Broadway Mills / Strong Cobb / Gillota Building on Central Viaduct before Cleveland Landmarks Commission

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/10/2006 - 02:49.
04/13/2006 - 09:00
04/13/2006 - 11:00


This Thursday morning, April 13, at 9 AM, the historic building at 300 Central Viaduct, on the Central Viaduct, goes before the Cleveland Historic Landmarks Commission, in an emergency action initiated by "Citizen" Ed Hauser, at the start of a critical process to protect this landmark from demolition by the Ohio Department of Transportation.


City Hall
601 Lakeside Avenue 5th Flor Conference Room #519
Cleveland, OH
United States


Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 04/08/2006 - 23:42.



It is fitting that the only one of the great bridges built by the King Bridge Company still standing is in Cleveland, the home of the company, its founder and his offspring. From just after the Civil War to the end of World War I, a period of six decades, the company played an important role in building the infrastructure of the metropolitan region, particularly the links to carry surface traffic across the sinewy Cuyahoga River, the city’s most important commercial and industrial water way. Moveable bridges crossing the river on the valley floor were the earliest solutions for making the east to west connections. One of Zenas King’s earliest important bridges was the city’s first iron swing bridge built on Columbus Avenue in 1864. The next year he built a similar patented swing bridge at Seneca Street and yet another at Jefferson Street in 1871.[7] However, to prevent the clash between shipping and surface traffic, high level crossings to allow boats to pass underneath without interrupting the traffic flow were the ideal solution. Following on their earlier projects, the King Bridge Company was able to obtain the contracts, first to build the high level Central Viaduct in 1888, then later, the Detroit-Superior Bridge in 1914 to close out the company’s final chapter of Cleveland bridge-building. The Detroit-Superior Bridge, along with the Center Street Swing Bridge built in 1900 and the B&O Railroad Scherzer Lift Bridge built in 1907, all notable structures in the history of bridge engineering, remain today as the King Bridge Company’s legacy to the City of Cleveland.

Dr. Gregory Eastwood Named Interim President of Case Western Reserve University

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 10:48.

The Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University announced today that it has elected Dr. Gregory L. Eastwood, MED '66, to become Interim President of the University effective June 2, 2006. Eastwood has been President of SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York since January 1993. "As an alum and member of the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University, I am eager to assist the University during this transition period. I look forward to working with the faculty, students, staff, our alumni, and the Cleveland community" Eastwood said.

NEO Central - Media Arts Center for North East Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 01:04.


Northeast Ohio is about to see an explosive, high profile, living, learning and enlightening force hit the scene and landscape, as area filmmakers, learning institutions and the public come together to create NEO Central - a bleeding-edge collaborative media arts center for NEO now and the future.The center will be based on like-minded initiatives around the world, and will provide shared film/media education, incubation, production, distribution, business and technology resources, and facilities, which are currently located in the historic landmark Gillota Building at 300 Central Viaduct (Carnegie) and will be expanded significantly as part of an area economic development plan. More on all of this is found in the links below, which will grow...

Research Showcase

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 03/30/2006 - 17:05.
04/05/2006 - 18:00
04/06/2006 - 14:00

Something for everyone! Research Showcase showcases what people are doing in University Circle; CASE students and faculty, UH, and the museums are all involved. Veale Center, CASE's huge gymnasium will be filled with 100s of people with displays of their research. Please check out the Website for a list of events and presenters.


Veale Center, CASE
Cleveland, OH
United States

Purim and Passover: History, Myth, Theology and Art in the Jewish Spring Festival by Ori Z. Soltes

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Wed, 03/29/2006 - 14:07.
03/30/2006 - 16:00

Ori Z. Soltes, Goldman Professorial Lecturer in Theology and Fine Arts, Georgetown University, will compare and contrast the two key Spring holidays in Jewish tradition. He will address history, myth, theology and art in the narrative context of both festivals, the importance of each in shaping Judaism and Jewish identity, and the reflection of these issues in the rich visual traditions of the Haggadah and the Megillat Esther.


Mather Memorial Building Room 201
11220 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH
United States

Spectrum: the Lockwood Thompson Dialogues,a new program created for the Cleveland Public Library by Cleveland Public Art

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/24/2006 - 16:00.
04/23/2006 - 14:00

Spectrum: the Lockwood Thompson Dialogues is a new program created for the Cleveland Public Library by Cleveland Public Art.   The topic for the 2006 series is Cultural & Creative Migrations.  The April event will bring internationally acclaimed artist Shahzia Sikander together with moderator Kurt Andersen, host and co-creator of Public Radio International’s Studio 360, to discuss topics as diverse as cultural identity and the relationship of technology and globalization to the act of creating art.


Cleveland Public Library, Main Branch, Stokes Auditorium
East Sixth Street and Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

2006.03.21 Excellence Roundtable: Steven Fong redesigning future of planning in NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/22/2006 - 10:23.

March 21, 2006, REALNEO and the Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC)  hosted a wonderful open-house and Excellence Roundtable featuring, Steven Fong, the Charter Dean of the KSU School of Architecture and Environmental Design, which is based in Kent, Ohio, of which CUDC is part. In prime roundtable form, the attendees were as diverse and remarkeable as is Steven, driving a fascinating hour and half brainstorm through Steven's world of fantastic projects that he's worked on around the world, down to today's reality of NEO, viewed from 30,000 feet down to the streets.

Report from the trench-world... only in the blogsphere

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/18/2006 - 19:03.

I was thrilled to stumble across these notes on a blog called Cleveland vs. The World, posted live from the Tuesday, February 21, 2006 hearing by ODOT supposedly addressing public concerns about the I-90 "trench" route through Cleveland, and the replacement of the existing I-90 bridge across the Cuyahoga... the ending comments (below) are revealing:

Notes from the Midtown "Trench" Meeting

Submitted by Martha Eakin on Thu, 02/23/2006 - 18:16.

    At the meeting ODOT held on 2/21/06 at the Myers University Club to discuss the Midtown trench and its on and off ramps, I noticed one behavior that struck me as emblematic of ODOT’s relationship with the public.  I know that people speaking at meetings or calling in to talk shows  will begin with thanking the “sponsor”,  so to speak, but at Tuesday’s meeting the majority of audience members who lined up to comment or ask questions began with drawn out thank- you’s to the various members of ODOT for coming to Cleveland, for having the meeting etc. etc.  My classes in “social relations” were years ago, but it seems to me that the typical audience behavior at Myers suggested people who viewed themselves as supplicants, placating the authorities first in the hopes that whatever they wanted to ask or state might at least be allowed utterance.  Now I am not naïve, and I know ODOT is in the power position here, but ultimately the taxpayers can bring about change in the balance of this relationship by letting their elected officials know that the people who make the final decisions are not really listening to the public but rather just allowing them to “vent”.

ODOT-Midtown Innerbelt Public Meeting

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Mon, 02/20/2006 - 12:34.
02/21/2006 - 09:00
02/21/2006 - 12:00

Participate in a public meeting where the community and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will debate the merits of ODOT's plans to alter exisiting freeway access within the Innerbelt Trench, including the planned elimination of Carnegie and Prospect Avenues.  


Myers University Club
3813 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH
United States

Hauser Issue 2: I-90 Bridge and Innerbelt Trench

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 02/11/2006 - 11:48.

Linked in this book (see contents below) are articles on one of the most important public improvement (or disruption) projects of the next decade: the redesign of the I-90 bridge over the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland and the route of I-90 through the Cleveland "Inner-belt Trench".

Project does not follow ODOT rules

Submitted by Martha Eakin on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 22:12.

Thank you, Ed, for your detailed analysis, without which the average citizen, even one who is interested in ODOT’s I-90 upgrade, may just read the Plain Dealer reports and never question the propriety of  where we, the public, stand at this point in the process. As you have pointed out, ODOT is not following its own Planning Development Process.  Even without reading the many paged PDP manual, which is available online at ODOT’s site, a little logical thinking would suggest that something is amiss if the public comment  period ends after, and the economic impact studies are not completed before, ODOT has selected the engineering firm to work on possible bridge designs for its preferred alignment (All emphases above and following are mine.)

Citizen Hauser challenges process flow on NEO Bridge

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 16:50.


I just received an email from "Citizen" Ed Hauser, the man who saved Whiskey Island, which he sent to 100s of community leaders and members of the press and government, which challenges the process that is being followed in determining the fate for Cleveland's I-90 bridge, Inner-belt trench, and ultimately the entire look and feel of our city.

Convention Facilities Authority-Public Meeting

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 01/04/2006 - 10:55.
01/10/2006 - 09:30
01/10/2006 - 11:30

Full CFA Board Meeting: Open to the public.

Cleveland Convention Center - Room 210 - Tuesday, January 10th 9:30 AM.


Cleveland Convention Center
Lakeside Avenue Room 210
Cleveland, OH
United States

12.16.05 Presentation of the Southern Bridge Alignment to the Cleveland City Planning Commission

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/12/2005 - 11:01.
12/16/2005 - 09:00
12/16/2005 - 11:00


The Cuyahoga County Planning Commission will give a presentation of the Southern Bridge Alignment "Signature Bridge" plan to the Cleveland City Planning Commission on Friday, December 16.  The planning commission meeting will start at 9:00 am at Cleveland City Hall in Room 514.


Cleveland City Hall
601 Lakeside Ave E Room 514
Cleveland, OH
United States