Video: Remembering The Museum Plaza Groundbreaking

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With the planned announcement today about Museum Plaza just a few hours away, take a look back at the last time such notable figures gathered at the Museum Plaza site with such optimism and excitement. Who can forget that giant shovel that marked the groundbreaking of the 62-story tower to be?

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Branden Klayko

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  1. Notice the hideously ugly and loud elevated waterfront expressway that will be there at least until the year 2120 if the current design of the downtown ORBP is built. The economic fundamentals of this mega project are already shaky enough without Louisville making the biggest urban planning mistake of the 21st century on the doorstep of Museum Plaza.

  2. My thoughts on Museum Plaza- 1. It hardly looks like private development given all of the assistance provided by the city, state, and now HUD. I’m questioning the use of resources here. 2. None of the shapes that make up this structure are interesting on their own, I’m not sure stacking them up makes them anymore so. You can argue the sum is greater than the parts but I’m not certain I’m convinced. 3. Does anyone have a link to information regarding vacancy rates in downtown hotels? I could be way off, and I kind of assume I am as one likes to think developers would pay attention to these things, but it kinda seems like overkill. 4. Yes, as always, Stu is absolutely right. I took a cue from your sidewalk chalk campaign and a friend and I chalked messages about the bridges and the candidates view on the ORPB in the area of the Frankfort Ave. 4th of July festival only to have the Fischer campaign wash them all away.

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