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This is my love letter to Cleveland.
In 1796 Moses Cleaveland (not a typo) founded the city of Cleveland.
He picked the location because he knew that it would forge a certain kind of people. People who would laugh as the Arctic winds blasted their faces. People who would lose sports championships year after year, yet look forward and say "next year".
We have here:
The West Side Market: The oldest operating market in Cleveland, open since 1912.
Hope Memorial Bridge: Completed in 1932, the art deco bridge crosses the Cuyahoga River and features 4 pairs of statues called the "Guardians of Traffic" which symbolize progress in transportation.
The Key Tower: The 23rd tallest building in the United States and the tallest building in the Midwest outside of Chicago. It was designed by the architect, Cesar Pelli, who designed the Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Tower City Center: Upon its completion in 1930, the Terminal Tower, which is part of Tower City, was the 4th tallest building in the world. Today the complex includes a mall, a casino, a Ritz-Carlton hotel, and the Hard Rock Cafe. It also served as the backdrop for the initial fight between Captain America and Thor and Loki in the Avengers.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Designed by I.M. Pei, it features a glass pyramid and its appearance is not unlike his design for the Louvre.
Once the 6th-largest city in the United States, Cleveland fell on hard times, but is experiencing a resurgence into a once again vibrant metropolis.
We have seen New York, Berlin, and Venice in Lego form. Let's add Cleveland to that list. Let's win this year.