Constructing Cincinnati.

When I ride the Metro 17 bus downtown, I get off the bus at the corner of Walnut and Court Street right across from the new downtown Kroger towerWhen it’s completed, it will be 18-stories tall and be home to a two-story supermarket, 139 apartments, and a six-story, 555-space parking garage. And it gets taller with each passing day…

I just don’t know what they’re trying to accomplish across the street from work

😀🚧❤️

Constructing Cincinnati.

No more building. No more debris. There isn’t even a big hole in the ground anymore. 😀🚧❤️

Constructing Cincinnati.

I was curious to see how much progress they would make on the building across the street from work after the long holiday weekend. Since I last looked, it seems like they cleared all the rubble and debris and they’re starting to fill in the void with dirt. I took this photo on Monday morning…

I’m stil not really sure what the plan is for this space. I thought they were going to build ridiculously priced condos here. But recently, I heard that deal fell through. So I don’t know what they plan to do with this piece of prime real estate in downtown Cincinnati. 😀🚧❤️

Constructing Cincinnati.

Earlier in the week, they finished knocking down the building across the street. Since then, they’ve been working to clear all the rubble and debris. I was kind of surprised to see how much progress they’ve made in just a few days…

It’s pretty crazy that a building can just disappear without a trace so quickly. And over on Court Street, the new downtown Kroger tower continues to reach skyward…

When it’s all said and done, this building will be 18-stories tall and be home to a two-story supermarket, 139 apartments and a six-story, 555-space parking garage. It would have been pretty awesome to have a Kroger right around the corner when we used to live downtown. 😀🚧❤️

Constructing Cincinnati.

I could make a whole separate blog just about construction and demolition. It’s been really fascinating to watch. At least it has been for me. But I’m going to combine all the daily photos I took over the last week into this one blog post so our blog doesn’t become that blog all about construction. On Tuesday, I could see the windows of our old apartment at Sycamore Place across the way…

If you used that exit, the first step would be a doozy…

Wednesday, November 7th:

Thursday, November 8th:

Friday, November 9th:

Monday, November 12th:

And I recorded this time-lapse video of the last bit of the demolition…

I also posted a very condensed time-lapse on my Instagram. And all that’s left now is just a massive pile of rubble and debris. It’s weird to not see that building across the street when I leave work…

Tuesday, November 13th:

It was an ugly building anyway. At least it’s out of its misery. 😀🚧❤️

Constructing Cincinnati.

The building across the street continues to get shorter as the demolition continues

It looks like they made quite a bit of progress over the weekend. 😀🚧❤️

Everything is Awesome!

On my way back from Skyline to the office, I passed by this construction work taking place on Sixth Street…

Classic. Awesome indeed. 😀👍❤️

Constructing Cincinnati.

The deconstruction continues

The building’s entire roof has now been demolished by hand and most of the sixth floor is now gone. 😀🚧❤️

Constructing Cincinnati.

The hand demolition of the building continued across the street at the corner of Main and Eighth Street…

And down the street work continues on the building that is home to Taqueria Mercado at the corner of Walnut and Eighth Streets. That’s actually the entrance to their Mexican restaurant just above the furthest most construction pilon to the right…

It’s pretty amazing that they’ve been able to stay open through all the construction on the building they call home. 😀🚧❤️

What’s happening?!

When we stopped to get coffee at our beloved Sidewinder this morning, their front door was blocked and we had to go down the alley and through the back door…

We didn’t even know there was a back door. It reminded me of the time we when finally figured out how to get into Collective Espresso in Northside

It turns out Sidewinder was getting a new front door installed this morning…

We think Sidewinder’s coffee is just the best. And we love stopping to get coffee from Sidewinder in the mornings. But just twice a week because that stuff could get really expensive if you got it every day. 😀☕️❤️