Last week during some time off, I spent a half day wandering around downtown Cleveland. The weather was a typical beautiful May day, with comfortable temperatures and nothing but blue skies above. If you haven’t been downtown lately, well, a lot has changed and continues changing. Every once in a while I like to take some time and reacquaint myself with the city from the point of view of a pedestrian, the way a city was meant to be experienced.

A few photos follow. (Click on the image to see it full size.)

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Work on the new Innerbelt bridge continues.

 

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More bridge work.

 

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The new Transformer Station in Ohio City.

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The Transformer Station in Ohio City.

 

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The frieze of the older section of the Transfomer Station.

 

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The Ernst & Young building, part of the Flats East Bank Project, almost completed.

 

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The fabled Medical Mart, almost ready for its grand opening.

 

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Artsy close-up view of the Medical Mart.

 

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The Standard Building.

 

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The old National City Bank Building on Euclid Ave.

 

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A facade upgrade for the building housing the City Club.

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The Breuer Tower, former Ameritrust Tower.

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The old skywalk connecting parking garages with parking garages with buildings (which will hopefully be coming down soon.)

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Facade close-up of the Rose Building, E. 9th and Prospect.