CityBeat - Cincitecture <![CDATA[Diamond In The Rough - The Emery Theatre reclaims its spot in the local and national spotlight]]>

If the historic Emery Theatre had a voice, it was a distant echo ricocheting off of boarded-up buildings and dissolving into the background, unheard by Cincinnati for the nine years its doors were closed. Lately, however, the Emery is a murmur growing louder among art enthusiasts.

<![CDATA[Temple of Love - ]]> If you're looking for love, or at least an architectural/sculptural representation thereof, your best option in Cincinnati is the aptly named Temple of Love in Clifton’s Mt. Storm Park. By definition, the Temple of Love is a tholos, a name used by the ancient Greeks to signify a round building. The tholoi generally functioned in two ways: either as a sacred space, shielding a central statue or offering or as a secular place of congregation.]]> <![CDATA[The Ascent - ]]> I wanted to dislike The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge. Well, “wanted” is the wrong word. I expected to dislike the Ascent. Perhaps this could be due to my preference for old historic buildings, or maybe I presumed that such high aspirations would have to result in a stunning but alienating encounter.]]> <![CDATA[The General James Taylor Mansion - ]]> There are few things that get me in the Christmas spirit like an old historic building or city block decked out in its holiday fanciest. There’s just something about the twinkling lights at dusk and miles of pine roping neatly adorning some fabulous architecture that ignites the sentimental holiday sap in me.]]> <![CDATA[Terrace Hotel - ]]> Several weeks ago a local landmark of Modernist architecture was suddenly and unceremoniously closed. Although the future of the Terrace Hotel has been somewhat uncertain in recent years, the closure came as a shock to its employees. Designed by the prestigious New York office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the 1948 opening of the Terrace Hotel stands as a stark dichotomy to its quiet closure.]]> <![CDATA[Coney Island - ]]> Summer is reaching its hot, sweaty peak, and for months King's Island has been packed with hordes of youths enjoying their precious few months of freedom.]]> <![CDATA[Memorial Hall - ]]> <![CDATA[Sedamsville at Risk - ]]> <![CDATA[The Cincinnati Observatory Center - ]]> <![CDATA[Grammer's - ]]> <![CDATA[Harold C. Schott Education Center & Zoo Academy - ]]> <![CDATA[Old St. George Church - ]]> <![CDATA[Holy Family Church - ]]> <![CDATA[Carew tower Arcade - ]]> <![CDATA[Riverview East Academy - ]]> <![CDATA[The Carneal House is a ghostly presence on Covington's riverfront - ]]> <![CDATA[Back To School - ]]> <![CDATA[The Times-Star Building - ]]> <![CDATA[Plum Street/Wise Temple - ]]> <![CDATA[The Diehl House - ]]>