When tourists visit The Queen City and head on over to 525 Vine Street, I wonder if they get confused by the maps and signs promoting the Cincinnati skywalk.
Most of the skywalks have been discontinued here and torn down, but you would never know it from the signs and maps still up.
Here’s a picture of one of the maps at 525 Vine Street promoting the skywalk. The LOL Blog has highlighted in red some of the skywalk that is no longer in operation or has been torn down. For example: You want to use the skywalk to get over to Fifth Third Bank? According to the map, that’s not a problem, but if you physically try to do it, you’re going to fall to your death. The skywalk is no longer there.
Here’s an amusing sign. It states that the skywalk covering Race Street is “temporarily” closed. Maybe I don’t know what temporarily means. This section of the skywalk has been closed for years. When you look at it over on Race Street, here’s what you see right above the highway.
Note how the skywalk comes to an end when you get to the sidewalk. You think the closing is temporary? Of course not. It’s the skywalk to nowhere and it’s going to stay that way.
I have to wonder what tourists think when they visit here, when they get all confused by the maps and the signs at 525 Vine Street. Do they think we’re lazy? Do they think we’re stupid? Does a blogger have to be the one to tell the city to get those maps and signs updated? Isn’t that a little sad?
I could beat this issue to death and talk about the skywalk attached to Saks on Fifth Street and the screwed up maps and signs over there, but maybe you see my point. Even when it comes to these simple things, we’re a city that just can’t get it right.
West to Convention Center – Sara Beiting
False Map – Brandon Gross
Temporarily Closed – Sara Beiting
Skywalk to Nowhere – Brandon Gross