While in Cleveland recently I went out shooting with my good friend David and we had a few target locations. This was one. I had never been…but it looked like a good spot for an HDR! The Arcade is located downtown in Cleveland and the shops were closed for the night, so it was quiet. Back in its day, I am sure it was amazing. Now its a small shopping area to visit and admire its beauty. Just by looking at it…you can tell it was designed years ago. Gotta love places like this! Here is some info from the web:
In May of 1890, The Arcade opened its doors as one of the first indoor shopping centers in America. It was designed as a big-city mercantile center by John M. Eisenmann and George H. Smith who modeled it after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy. The cost to construct The Arcade was $875,000 then, and was financed by many of Cleveland’s most esteemed businessmen of the late 19th century—among them: John D. Rockefeller, Steven V. Harkness, Louis Severance, Charles Brush and Marcus Hanna. Rockefeller and Harkness are featured on gold emblems on the Arcade’s Euclid Avenue exterior. nce known as Cleveland’s Crystal Palace The Arcade has always been one of Cleveland’s best-known landmarks. For more than 100 years, The Arcade offered unique shops, services and restaurants among the five indoor balconies and offices in the two ten-story towers. The Arcade was the first building in Cleveland and the ninth in the country to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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