Saturday, March 21, 2009

2009 Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness

Recap: Games 13 - 16

The final games of Round One of 2009 Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness produced four clear victories for the higher seeds. However in the words of one reader, a building did get beat by a fountain.

In the East Region:
Game 13 - No. 4 seed City Hall beat the No. 13 seed Proctor & Collier – Beau Brummell Building, 27 – 6.
Game 14 - No. 2 seed Roebling Suspension Bridge beat the No. 15 seed Baum-Taft House, 27 – 5.

In the West Region:
Game 15 - No. 4 seed Tyler Davidson Fountain beat the No. 13 seed Contemporary Art Center, 20 – 13.
Game 16 - No. 2 seed Carew Tower – Netherland Plaza lost to the No. 15 seed Cincinnati Observatory, 29 – 5.

All higher seeds won and all there were no upsets this round however a good debate did arise.

A few questioned how a fountain - the Tyler Davidson Fountain - could compete with a building. I actually consider the competition about the best structures and buildings in the city so the ‘Genius’ and the Roebling Bridge can both compete. To me, I see them as architecture but I understand a debate regarding the fountain. We might reconsider it next year.

To view the entire 2009 Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness Tournament Bracket, click here.

Voting in Games 17 – 20, the Sweet Sixteen, starts tomorrow, Sunday, March 22!

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