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« Reply #2135 on: January 27, 2012, 08:11:17 AM »
That is not how construction works.  Every plan has to be approved, and safety of the workers is the most pressing issue. 
It may be due to local laws, but most likely due to insurance rates companies have to pay.

Safety score of a contractor is probably the main driver for construction projects.
If someone gets hurt on a job in 2012, construction, manufacturing, whatever, something went wrong.  It is not typical or to be expected.

I'm not in construction, but I find it very hard to believe that there is no expectation or contingency in place for issues like the parking deck collapse.

Contingency or preparation?  Sure.  But expectation?  I don't know.  But in regards to my concerns, that has to do with the fact that this is the second incident in just a few months for Rock Gaming.  It could be a coincidence.  It certainly could be...

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« Reply #2136 on: January 27, 2012, 08:26:13 AM »
Are the construction companies in Cleveland and Cincinnati the same?  Same architects?  Same construction engineers?  Something just seems to be wrong with the setup for the pours in Cleveland and Cincinnati.  Accidents like this happen I'm sure, but I can't remember ever hearing of a floor collapse during a concrete pour on a major construction project.  Anyone have a feel for how common a failure this is in the construction industry?

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« Reply #2137 on: January 27, 2012, 08:54:23 AM »
Are the construction companies in Cleveland and Cincinnati the same?  Same architects?  Same construction engineers?  Something just seems to be wrong with the setup for the pours in Cleveland and Cincinnati.  Accidents like this happen I'm sure, but I can't remember ever hearing of a floor collapse during a concrete pour on a major construction project.  Anyone have a feel for how common a failure this is in the construction industry?

Doesn't sound like it was the same company; Cleveland Cement was used up here, while Messer Construction is cited in the recent article in Cincy.  Still could have been Cleveland Cement and Messer was acting as a General Contractor though.  However, it does just feel fishy.

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« Reply #2138 on: January 28, 2012, 12:35:59 PM »
Apparently there is no curse, just shoddy construction.

No one needs to root for the casinos to fail--they're doing it on their own.

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« Reply #2139 on: January 28, 2012, 02:02:50 PM »
That's silly and insensitive.

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« Reply #2140 on: January 28, 2012, 04:24:45 PM »
You're probably right, but do not use my post to discount the fact that this is the second major incident of the process of building casinos in the state. Same company, same problem. Once is an accident, twice is a problem--and don't pass this off to subcontractors. Rock Gaming should need to win back your confidence at this point. If this is the way they build, what else are they playing fast and loose with?

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« Reply #2141 on: January 28, 2012, 08:19:59 PM »
You're probably right, but do not use my post to discount the fact that this is the second major incident of the process of building casinos in the state. Same company, same problem. Once is an accident, twice is a problem--and don't pass this off to subcontractors. Rock Gaming should need to win back your confidence at this point. If this is the way they build, what else are they playing fast and loose with?
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« Reply #2142 on: January 29, 2012, 02:03:27 AM »
You're probably right, but do not use my post to discount the fact that this is the second major incident of the process of building casinos in the state. Same company, same problem. Once is an accident, twice is a problem--and don't pass this off to subcontractors. Rock Gaming should need to win back your confidence at this point. If this is the way they build, what else are they playing fast and loose with?
Ridiculous!  The self defeating attitude appears again!

Ridiculous? I don't think it's about an 'attitude' when it happens twice. It's financial liability, delay, and doubt. Two concrete pour mishaps that could have killed people are inexcusable, period. I wrote off the parking garage thing as a freak accident, but having a portion of the actual casino collapse in Cinci is far worse and raises some serious questions.

If you want some optimism, at least it happened now, and not after opening. Plus, Cleveland's is now the safest of all of them (because it's a good existing building :P) - but who knows what additional delays might be incurred as a result of these mishaps?

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« Reply #2143 on: January 29, 2012, 02:31:42 AM »
Let's all wait until the investigation is complete.
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« Reply #2144 on: January 29, 2012, 02:51:14 AM »
When it happens twice, there is need to ask questions. To borrow on an Oscar Wilde quote: "To lose one floor to collapse may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness."
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« Reply #2145 on: January 29, 2012, 03:45:38 AM »
I suppose the first and most pertinent question is whether the two projects are using general contractors or construction managers, and whether the same companies are overseeing both sites.  If they are using different general contractors at both sites, then probably nothing more can be made out of this than a bad coincidence.  But if the general contractor is the same or if Rock Gaming is using construction managers and not general contractors on each site, then there might be something there that will make some of the save lower prospect folks downright giddy.

The following article is confusing because it would read as if a general contractor is being used in Cleveland while another company is "managing" the Cincy construction.  Of course, that could just be because the press doesn't really understand the difference (at least how those terms are commonly used in NEO). http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2012/01/work_at_cincinnatis_horseshoe.html
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« Reply #2146 on: January 31, 2012, 08:11:43 AM »
Wow... that casino looks waaaaay different then it did when I drove by a few days ago. :D

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« Reply #2147 on: January 31, 2012, 12:23:45 PM »
How so?  ;)
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« Reply #2148 on: February 08, 2012, 03:10:31 AM »
Gilbert's Billionaire Hot Wheels set is getting more vertical. This was the view this morning on my walk to the office. I should have shot it from the north side of Prospect to get more of the Welcome Center, but this angle shows the Higbee's building in the background (center-right) where the phase-one casino will open.

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« Reply #2149 on: February 08, 2012, 03:25:37 AM »
I know I am beating a dead horse, but when ever I see the term "welcome center" in association with this project I just want to offer the correct phrase which is "valet parking waiting area".

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« Reply #2150 on: February 08, 2012, 03:32:34 AM »
I know I am beating a dead horse, but when ever I see the term "welcome center" in association with this project I just want to offer the correct phrase which is "valet parking waiting area".

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« Reply #2151 on: February 08, 2012, 09:22:58 AM »
Hand me a bat because it is a pretty ridiculous name for a garage. 
What will they call the overhead walkway, the self propelled horizontal ferris wheel?
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« Reply #2152 on: February 08, 2012, 04:03:56 PM »
^^ KJP, where do you find this stuff?!?!!?!?!  Back on topic though with this!

http://www.cleveland.com/dining/index.ssf/2012/02/horseshoe_casino_cleveland_inc.html

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« Reply #2153 on: February 08, 2012, 04:15:36 PM »
^^ KJP, where do you find this stuff?!?!!?!?!  Back on topic though with this!

Well, there's this really cool search engine called Google. It's even better than NorthernLights! ;)

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« Reply #2154 on: February 09, 2012, 03:44:44 AM »
It would be nice if the Higbee building could get a nice bath before it opens, with maybe a Prosoco product or something.  With all the new lighting to go on the building, you'd hate for that to highlight the 80+ years of soot and grime.  However I would say unlikely since the opening is slated for this year and that is probably something Forest City would have to pay for.
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« Reply #2155 on: February 09, 2012, 05:17:37 AM »
^I believe it was cleaned within the past few years, but I hear you its getting bad again.

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« Reply #2156 on: February 09, 2012, 02:08:03 PM »
Yes, it's been cleaned. It could use some spit and a brush again.
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« Reply #2157 on: February 14, 2012, 05:02:31 AM »
they have some of the exterior lights installed on prospect ave.  they have been on the last couple of weeks - not sure if it is a test or the actual lights they plan to use.
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« Reply #2158 on: February 15, 2012, 04:37:27 AM »
The Ohio Casino Control Commission has stated the Horseshoe Casino will open May 14

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« Reply #2159 on: February 15, 2012, 04:47:29 AM »
And Cleveland.com with the confirmation (as if my word weren't good enough)



Cleveland's casino will be first to open in Ohio, on May 14

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2012/02/cleveland_casino_will_open_fir.html



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« Reply #2160 on: February 15, 2012, 05:01:28 AM »
With the skyway still on hold, at least the casino goers will spared from the horrors of April showers
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« Reply #2161 on: February 15, 2012, 05:05:11 AM »
^Hey its Cleveland...could be April "snow" showers. :wink:

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« Reply #2162 on: February 15, 2012, 06:18:50 AM »
i wished it would be open for the rock hall inductions, a lot of out of town money to be made.
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« Reply #2163 on: February 15, 2012, 06:19:49 AM »
^Really?  I don't see it.

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« Reply #2164 on: February 15, 2012, 06:29:18 AM »
^why not?

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« Reply #2165 on: February 15, 2012, 06:35:30 AM »
^Really?  I don't see it.

The ceremony is an economic boost and having the casino open, in my eyes, would have enhanced it

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/07/cleveland_pledges_500000_for_2.html
"The Rock Hall estimates that the 2009 ceremony brought $13 million into the local economy."
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« Reply #2166 on: February 15, 2012, 07:17:14 AM »
^Really?  I don't see it.

The ceremony is an economic boost and having the casino open, in my eyes, would have enhanced it

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/07/cleveland_pledges_500000_for_2.html
"The Rock Hall estimates that the 2009 ceremony brought $13 million into the local economy."


I have to agree with this -- as much as I dislike this casino for what its parking demands are doing to downtown, and though personally have no interest in gambling.

BTW, some have called this casino the first casino to be so fully integrated into a major city's downtown. Seeing the parking requirements this thing demands, I can see why no American downtown has tried to insert one into its central business district -- until now. I fear this thing will do to downtown Cleveland what the Justice Center did to the Warehouse District. Let me rephrase that -- what the Justice Center was allowed to do to the Warehouse District. And what the casino is being allowed to do to downtown.
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« Reply #2167 on: February 15, 2012, 07:27:12 AM »
Big difference there KJP.  The Justice Center, built at the peak of county corruption even if nobody paid much attention to it, had a much much greater impact as far as leveling block upon block of densely built structures into a giant surface lot district.  The casino has not spawned one surface lot and its parking demands really are only responsible for the destruction of one arguably significant building.  In all fairness, Gateway and its parking demands had a bigger impact.
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« Reply #2168 on: February 15, 2012, 08:49:07 AM »
i wished it would be open for the rock hall inductions, a lot of out of town money to be made.

Hopefully, they'll be forced to spend their money on other things in Cleveland! :)

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« Reply #2169 on: February 15, 2012, 10:14:52 AM »
Has anyone heard the other dining options yet at the casino?  I thought they were going to be announced last week, but I had not heard anything.