Thursday, March 30, 2006

Carnatic Music

Cleveland's annual Thyagaraja Aradhana is the largest Indian classical music festival in North America. Link.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Superman from a super city

Cleveland natives Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel are the creators of the infamous DC Comics character Superman. The "Daily Planet" building was modeled after the Ohio Bell Building on Huron Road in downtown.

Blimp Hangar

The Goodyear Airship hangar in Akron, Ohio is the world's largest building without internal supports. With 55 million cubic feet of air, it is so large that it can create its own weather. During sudden temperature changes clouds form in the top of the structure creating rain.

Community Development Coroporations

Over the last decade Cleveland CDCs have rehabilitated 7,600 homes and built 6,300 new ones—80 percent of the new homes in the city. More Info.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Huntington Bank Building

The Huntington Bank building was until 1970 the second largest bank-office building in the world, and still boasts one of the largest banking rooms in the United States.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Key Tower

At 289 meters it is the tallest building between New York and Chicago, the 15th tallest building in the United States, and the 37th tallest building in the world.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Terminal Tower

When it was built as part of the Van Sweringen brothers' Union Terminal station, it was the tallest building outside of New York City until 1967. The related earthmoving required for the Union Terminal complex was the second largest excavation in history after the Panama Canal. Terminal Tower remains the second tallest building in Cleveland and Ohio.

Ample Parking

Parma, Ohio is the largest city in the United States without a parking meter.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Most Dense

With a population density of 3,940.7/km², Lakewood, Ohio is the most densly populated city between New York and Chicago.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

LTV Was Top Polluter

As recently as 1999, it ranked No. 1 in Cuyahoga County and No. 15 in the state in the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's annual report on businesses that release toxic chemicals into the air, land and water.

LTV once dumped nearly 100 million gallons of water into the cuyahoga river each day, most of which had been used to cool plant machinery. Though the water was treated, it still carried grease, oil and various chemicals. And it was several degrees warmer than the river itself, which made it unhealthy for fish. Full Story.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Parma Reservoir

The 23-million gallon reservoir is formed by a 326 x 306 ft. earth covered concrete tank, technically reffered to as a basin, with a gothic style facade resembling a 14th-century English castle.

Good For Meetings

Cleveland was ranked as the best city for business meetings in the continental U.S. Full story.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Most Livable

Cleveland and Pittsburgh are the joint best scoring cities in the United States (7%), in joint 26th place in the global ranking. Full Story.