Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness

The Final Four
Games 29 & 30

Voting has begun in the Regional Finals on the right side of the blog. We are getting coser to determining the best buildings and structures in Cincinnati.

To view the 2008 Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness Tournament Bracket and see individual game summary and stats, click here.

Voting ends at 5:00 pm on April 4. Voting begins for the Finals on April 5 and a winner will be crowned on April 7!

In the East Region:
Game 29 - #1 Music Hall vs. #2 Carew Tower

A quick profile of the finalists . . .

No. 1. Cincinnati Music Hall
Location: 1241 Elm Street, Over the Rhine
Completed: 1878
Architect: Samuel Hannaford
A National Historic Landmark

Built for singing festivals and exhibitions, the High Victorian Gothic building is nearly unique in the United States.
No. 2. Carew Tower – Netherland Plaza Hotel
Location: West 5th & Vine Streets, Downtown
Completed: 1931
Architect: Walter Ahlschlager with Delano & Aldritch
A National Historic Landmark

The tallest building in Cincinnati, it is an Art Deco masterpiece with some of the finest interiors in the City.

In the West Region:
Game 30 - #1 Union Terminal vs. #3 Roebling Bridge

A quick profile of the finalists . . .

No. 1. Cincinnati Union Terminal
Location: 301 Western Avenue, Queensgate
Completed: 1933
Architect: Alfred Fellheimer and Stewart Wagner with Paul Phillipe Cret
A National Historic Landmark

An Art Modern masterpiece and one of the City's best interior spaces
No. 3. Roebling Suspension Bridge
Location: Bridge over Ohio River
Completed: 1867
Architect: John A. & Washington Roebling
A National Historic Landmark

Longest center span bridge in the world until completion of Brooklyn Bridge in 1883


Nate the Viking said...

Perhaps I'm a huge geek, but this is one of the coolest things I've seen all week. I'm pulling for Music Hall.

Dan said...

Well, welcome to my geeky blog!