Monday, September 20, 2010

25. Tower Place

Tower Place opened in 1991 as the only mall in downtown Cincinnati. The mall had two levels of retail along with a lower level food court with a skylight overhead. It was attached to the Carew Tower arcade and the adjacent Pogue’s parking garage. Inside the mall was a fountain sculpture at the food court level and four paintings positioned at the upper level near the skylight. The fountain and paintings were tied together as one piece called, “The Four Seasons” by artist Robert Kushner.

The mall was once filled with many popular stores but within a decade after it opened, it started to see a steady decline in customers and retailers. In 2013 the mall officially closed and there are plans to make turn the Tower Place property into a 1,000 space parking garage with street level retail and the adjacent Pogue’s garage will be demolished with a 30-story tower with 300 apartments and street level retail going in its place. Tower Place 28 West Fourth Street, Downtown

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