February 11, 2011

Carew Tower

This is the view from the roof of the 574-foot Carew Tower in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Awesome, right?  I should warn you not to visit during the winter like we did.  Very stupid.

Although it's a National Historic Landmark, Carew Tower is actually Cincinnati's least visited spot.  That seems crazy since the admission is only $2, and you can see for miles.  It's only the second tallest building in Cincinnati (the tallest is the building in the above two photos with the "crown").  It is a remarkable example of the Art Deco/Art Moderne style, though.

When we entered the building, a siren of some sort was being tested.  Lights were flashing, and a voice repeatedly said to exit the building.  Obviously, I was freaked out.  No one else paid any attention to it.  The siren was difficult to ignore, because it went on during our entire visit.  I was pretty convinced that the building would crumble as we rode the elevator to the 48th floor.

I thought this skyscraper was a really great place to visit.

Carew Tower
441 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Observation deck hours:
9:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday - Thursday
9:30 am to 9 pm Friday and Saturday
11 am to 5 pm Sunday