In the late 90’s, the city of Cincinnati and Hamilton County collaborated to create a master plan for the development of the central riverfront. They wanted to capitalize on the building of the two major stadiums for the Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals. The goal was to create an overall urban design that would spur other development in the area.
They selected Carter Real Estate and The Dawson Company as master developers for the 32-acre mixed use project. Sasaki Associates, an international multi-disciplinary design firm, were retained for their talents and competencies with overall urban design, has been in business for over 65 years.
Chosen to build the project was Monarch Construction Company, a full-service general contractor, founded in 1963 in Cincinnati, OH. A focal point of the design was the glass and water features, that are dramatically illuminated outside the Carousel Pavilion at the Vine Street Plaza.
GBA Architectural Products + Services was brought in to supply and install the amazing glass floors required. The units were made of a walkable tempered glass supported with a clear anodized aluminum support frame. The stunning glass floors and backlighting complemented the overall warmth of the outdoor gathering place.