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Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby jack_tors » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:40 pm

Anyone looking for a great view of the city should check out the newly reopened Terminal Tower Observation Deck. Its open 12-4 tomorrow 7/24 and is also open the following weekend 7/31 and 8/1. Looks like its a temporary event for the time being.

http://downtowncleveland.org/blog/index.php/2010/06/terminal-tower-observation-deck-to-open-this-summer/
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby waborat » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:16 pm

Ah yes, a bird's eye of the bums-on-the-square and an empty Jake...

I'd prefer a re-opening of the Silver Grille on top of Higbee's for my money...

Although, if tossing softballs ala TS was included w/ admission, I'd show up early 'n often
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby Squints » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:28 pm

I don't know if the Silver Grille is the same restaurant under a different name, but I remember going to "Top of the Town" when I was a kid/teenager a few times. It was in that black, rectangular building with the tall windows on the top in the near east side by the lake. That was way cool. I recall going there one time, knowing that a Tribe game was going on, but Municipal looked deserted as usual. At least you got a good meal out of it and it kept us kids busy as we looked all over the city while the adults enjoyed themselves. I want to say it closed in the mid 90's?

Back to the topic- I would like to go to the observation deck, if I can get there when it's open. Would like to see what they have done to the inside of the deck too.
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby waborat » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:12 pm

Squints wrote:I don't know if the Silver Grille is the same restaurant under a different name, but I remember going to "Top of the Town" when I was a kid/teenager a few times. It was in that black, rectangular building with the tall windows on the top in the near east side by the lake. That was way cool. I recall going there one time, knowing that a Tribe game was going on, but Municipal looked deserted as usual. At least you got a good meal out of it and it kept us kids busy as we looked all over the city while the adults enjoyed themselves. I want to say it closed in the mid 90's?



TOTT was on top of the Erieview building next to the Galleria and a cool place also...

SG was on the 10th floor of the Higbee building, next to Terminal...

There was nothin like goin there around XMas time and eating your meal in one of their cardboard stoves with Santa and the Twigbee shop only 10' away...

Before the Flats, there was Higbee's...

Anyone know if that damn falcon still lives on the Tower by the observation deck?
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby Orenthal » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:18 pm

Yes the falcons are still there...

http://www.falconcam-cmnh.org/news.php
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby waborat » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:25 pm

Orenthal wrote:Yes the falcons are still there...

http://www.falconcam-cmnh.org/news.php


We actually have a 24/7 camera on some falcons?!?!!? ::doh::

I sure wish Sharon Reed was a bird
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby Orenthal » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:28 pm

waborat wrote:I sure wish Sharon Reed was a bird


I'd be a premium subscriber to that camera...
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby jb » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:58 pm

waborat wrote:
Squints wrote:I don't know if the Silver Grille is the same restaurant under a different name, but I remember going to "Top of the Town" when I was a kid/teenager a few times. It was in that black, rectangular building with the tall windows on the top in the near east side by the lake. That was way cool. I recall going there one time, knowing that a Tribe game was going on, but Municipal looked deserted as usual. At least you got a good meal out of it and it kept us kids busy as we looked all over the city while the adults enjoyed themselves. I want to say it closed in the mid 90's?



TOTT was on top of the Erieview building next to the Galleria and a cool place also...

SG was on the 10th floor of the Higbee building, next to Terminal...

There was nothin like goin there around XMas time and eating your meal in one of their cardboard stoves with Santa and the Twigbee shop only 10' away...

Before the Flats, there was Higbee's...

Anyone know if that damn falcon still lives on the Tower by the observation deck?



I swear Dave Thomas took the idea for frosties from that old stand at the bottom of Higbee.s

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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby Orenthal » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:51 pm

Too young to remember the old Higbee's. Hopefully they do put the temporary casino there. At this point even if they ruined some of those "golden memories" of the people who went there in their glory days, any use of the building at the heart of downtown would be improvement.
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby p.b. fan » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:20 pm

are you of the Shaker van cleef-sweringens? is the big map still there. showed the interurban electric railways that radiated from public square to anywhere in the midwest. they built the Terminal Tower station for them. they could do 100 mph out in open country but crawled behind streetcars. Cleveland began and had the greatest electric rail net in the world. imagine...going to the terminal tower and riding a clean, cheap trolley to Akron [45 minutes.] or norwalk [served by two lined] in one hour [in 1905!] paul brown got the Browns color from the Lake Shore Electric RR.["the greatest electric railroad in the world"] Traction Orange. by the time the Terminal was ready, all the Lines were gone--victims of collusion by auto,tire,oil corporations. wish we had them now. no need for cars, arab oil, no pollution. even today our "leaders" remain stupid. we had one of the best Traction museums in the world [Trolleyville..olmstead falls] sold, RTA offered to store the collection, politicians didn't care. the trolleys are gone to other museums, along with thousands of visitors each year.
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby jb » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:56 am

p.b. fan wrote:are you of the Shaker van cleef-sweringens? is the big map still there. showed the interurban electric railways that radiated from public square to anywhere in the midwest. they built the Terminal Tower station for them. they could do 100 mph out in open country but crawled behind streetcars. Cleveland began and had the greatest electric rail net in the world. imagine...going to the terminal tower and riding a clean, cheap trolley to Akron [45 minutes.] or norwalk [served by two lined] in one hour [in 1905!] paul brown got the Browns color from the Lake Shore Electric RR.["the greatest electric railroad in the world"] Traction Orange. by the time the Terminal was ready, all the Lines were gone--victims of collusion by auto,tire,oil corporations. wish we had them now. no need for cars, arab oil, no pollution. even today our "leaders" remain stupid. we had one of the best Traction museums in the world [Trolleyville..olmstead falls] sold, RTA offered to store the collection, politicians didn't care. the trolleys are gone to other museums, along with thousands of visitors each year.



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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby Love child of shawn kemp » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:17 am

As a senior in high school, myself and a few friends skipped out for the afternoon and went down town. We took the elevators as high as allowed in the TT and then got out and took the steps trying to get to the observation deck which was closed. It did not take long to get run out by the building police etc..We just played dumb and they let us go.
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby FUDU » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:14 am

^^^ goes to Ignatius.
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby Orenthal » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:47 pm

^Great school...
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby jb » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:23 pm

^^^ why they had to "play" dumb. If Ed's they wouldn't have had to front.
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby FUDU » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:27 pm

^^^ more predictable than Metcalf up the middle.
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Unread postby jb » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:43 pm

^^^ It was so predictable, it was unpredictable
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby Love child of shawn kemp » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:49 pm

Avon Lake, not Ignatius or Ed's. Go Shoremen!
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby Orenthal » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:26 pm

No it is totally Iggy, just skip JCU and you're all good.
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby p.b. fan » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:16 pm

i was an Eagle. where i learned my routes. too small to advance but i loved to get hit. best time of my life.
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby FUDU » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:03 am

<<< holds his head in shame.
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Re: Terminal Tower Observation Deck

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:04 am

FUDU wrote:<<< holds his head in shame.



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