Saturday, September 27

Vote YES on 8! #VoteYesUT!

This morning we were invited to go on a behind the scenes photo tour of Union Terminal
from the National Trust for Historic Preservation by @grantrstevens of @SavingPlaces
and Cincinnati Museum Center. The National Trust named Union Terminal and Music Hall
to their 2014 11 Most Endangered Places list as part of their National Treasures program
in June 2014. Vote YES on 8! VoteYesUT! And with that, we're off to Union Terminal...
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Who knew that in just a little bit we'll be just behind all that glass, getting to take a look
at Union Terminal's clock up close and personal?
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And we'd be walking across a catwalk high above the ceiling over the rotunda in a section
of Union Terminal called "The High Steel?" Gulp. Hello, sweaty palms.
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All the way up there...
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On our way "Between the Glass..."
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Yeah, translucent glass floors...
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The doorway to the inner workings of Union Terminal's clock...
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Behind Union Terminal's clock...
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Stairway to "The High Steel..."
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We'd come back down this ladder later on in the tour.
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Back "Between the Glass..."
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Restorations are desperately needed...
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Vote YES on 8! and VoteYesUT!
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The view of downtown Cincinnati through one of the replaced windows...
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What the original windows look like...
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Still "Between the Glass..."
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They opened two windows. One looking out towards downtown Cincinnati...
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And directly across from it, they opened a window that looked down into the rotunda...
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Holy sweaty palms. I do not care for heights. Off to "The High Steel..."
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Each and every one of those rivets were driven in by hand...
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Up into "The High Steel..."
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The apex of the ceiling high above the floor of the rotunda...
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This winch is one that holds aloft the giant American flag in Union Terminal's rotunda...
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And this is the other...
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One of the little holes in the ceiling that looks down onto the ticket desk on the floor of
Union Terminal's rotunda..
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And starting back down...
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Onto the section of Union Terminal that needs the most attention...
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The bricks on the outside of Union Terminal were never sealed and over the years, and
it's caused all this massive water damage over the years...
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And this why Union Terminal desperately needs our help. Vote YES on 8!
Look at the giant crack in the bricks...
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And here the brick's are bulging out over the window...
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It was an amazing behind the scenes tour of Union Terminal...
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Amazing behind the scenes tour of @CincyMuseum this morning with @genmae5. Thanks @savingplaces! #VoteYesUT
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Please do your part to help one of the true historic gems of Cincinnati, Vote YES on 8!
Use the hashtags #VoteYesUT! and #SavingPlaces on Twitter and Instagram to show
your support for Union Terminal.

Click to see all the photos I took on our behind the scenes tour of Union Terminal. :)