Union Terminal

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High atop the glass-fronted Cincinnati Museum Center sits a door few people ever get to see. It's marked "Door Number S-404."

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The clock is ticking on getting the Union Terminal timepiece tick-tocking again. It was removed last year for cleaning and maintenance and is scheduled to be reinstalled beginning Monday.

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Somewhat similar to the Tyrannosaurus, the Cincinnati Museum Center's new dinosaur, Torvosaurus, is the only one of its kind. Until the fossilized remains were found largely intact in 2013, researchers had only uncovered random bones.

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The Union Terminal Restoration Advisory Committee reports to Hamilton County Commissioners Monday morning. The message will be the $228 million project is on time and on budget, and taxpayers haven't been asked for more money.

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After more than a decade since planning began, repairs aimed at preserving Cincinnati's historic Union Terminal are nearly complete. Now other communities are looking to learn from what's being done here.

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As the Union Terminal restoration nears completion, the Cincinnati Museum Center will close for a week to allow work crews to finish some big projects.

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Editor's note: As of August 24, the clock installation has been moved from Aug. 27 to Aug. 31 and September 4.

The widely recognizable clock gracing the Union Terminal facade will soon return to its lofty perch. The more than 80-year-old timepiece got a sprucing up as part of the Cincinnati Museum Center restoration.

Holocaust Center 'Breaks Ground' On New Home

Jul 5, 2018
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Construction is underway on a new Holocaust & Humanity Center inside the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Modern Day Workers Get Their Mural

Jun 27, 2018
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Two new exhibits at the Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts pay tribute to the monumental "Worker Murals" of Cincinnati's Union Terminal. The artist, Winold Reiss, visited Cincinnati factories and photographed real workers for his mosaics in the 1930s. Now, artists Matt Lynch and Curtis Goldstein visit modern day factories and depict women and men at work for their series of mosaics inspired by Winold Reiss.

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The Union Terminal restoration is nearing its Fall 2018 completion date, but visitors shouldn't expect a fully reopened Cincinnati Museum Center come November.

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Hamilton County leaders are pleading with Amtrak to keep the local train station staffed. The rail carrier announced plans to close Cincinnati's ticket window because of declining walk-up sales. Hamilton County's Transportation Improvement District (TID) approved a resolution on Monday calling on Amtrak to reconsider.

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After 18 years of uncovering, cleaning, studying and preserving, a rare dinosaur skeleton is ready to be seen by the public for the first time. The Cincinnati Museum Center's newest exhibit, a Galeamopus, is one of just three to ever be found.

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When the Cincinnati Children's Museum reopens next week, Union Terminal visitors are going to see a lot of changes, starting with the familiar orange wall at the bottom of the first escalator. It's not there anymore.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center is unveiling "a display of Jurassic proportions" May 15 -- National Dinosaur Day -- at Rhinegeist Brewery that's "a spectacle 150 million years in the making."

Gee, what could it be?

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Eight steel beams weighing 12,000 pounds each are being installed to structurally secure expansion joints as part of the restoration and renovation underway at Union Terminal.

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2018 will see one local museum moving from its current home to the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. 

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In an unexpected turn the Cincinnati Museum Center's Children's Museum is closing through Spring 2018. The museum says the annual Holiday Junction display will be open.

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Driving past Union Terminal, you may have noticed the familiar red and white Art Deco clock face is missing. Don't fret, it's just out for restoration and will be back in place soon.

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The ongoing reconstruction of the Cincinnati Museum Center means the utilization of new space. Museum CEO Elizabeth Pierce says with more efficient utilities, the center has room to grow. She says that means new classrooms and expanded exhibits around the Public Landing.

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It took three tries, but the Union Terminal renovation project has finally landed more than $3 million in state historic tax credits. In fact, the project which had asked for $3.25 million was awarded $5 million during an announcement Wednesday morning in Dayton.

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As work continues on the Union Terminal restoration, it's easy to see changes to the front facade. However, lots of work is happening inside and behind the structure as well.

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There's big news for the Union Terminal restoration project. In simple terms, Bank of America is buying the project's federal historic tax credits for a net amount of around $31 million.

That's roughly $9.8 million more than budgeted.

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If you've been wondering about the white facing going up along the Union Terminal facade, we have an answer for you.

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The Union Terminal restoration project is missing out on another round of state historic tax credits. Ohio handed out awards Tuesday to 18 projects, including eight in Southwest Ohio, but the Cincinnati Museum Center isn't on the list.

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Here's a bit of a mystery for you now. Journalists on a behind-the-scenes tour last week traipsed to a far corner on the lowest level of Union Terminal, past the boilers and chillers. They were there to see the building's new electrical system, part of the $212 million renovation currently underway.

But something else drew their attention.

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The committee in charge of overseeing the Union Terminal restoration is getting a better idea of what changes will be made to the interior layout.

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Fences and scaffolding are going up outside and inside the Cincinnati Museum Center as construction has officially begun on the Union Terminal restoration.

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The Ohio Development Services Agency handed out $27.8 million in historic preservation tax credits Wednesday, but a major Cincinnati project – Union Terminal – was not on the list.

The Union Terminal restoration project had applied for $3.25 million worth of state tax credits.

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The latest architectural drawings are in for the Union Terminal restoration and the project remains on schedule and on budget. That's the latest from the task force overseeing the work.

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The latest exhibit coming to the Cincinnati Museum Center will take visitors inside the mind of one of history's best known artists and inventors. Da Vinci - The Genius includes 17 themed galleries, more than 200 artifacts, animations and an in-depth look at the Mona Lisa.

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