“remembering Cincinnati's roots”
Rising above the concrete slopes of Cincinnati’s Public Landing is a three-story, 60 ton, exact replica of the original red paddle wheel from the American Queen riverboat. It is positioned about 40 feet off the ground, above a series of 24 metal smokestacks in what is known as the Dan and Susan Pfau Whistle Grove. The smokestacks showcase the importance of steam in the early days of riverboat travel and the relevance that riverboats played in the early history of Cincinnati. This 30-foot replica of the paddle wheel of the American Queen, the largest overnight passenger steamboat to be built in the last half century, rises above the river and reminds the public of Cincinnati’s heritage. Steel columns release steam and music plays when visitors pass. Public Landing, Ohio River Shoreline, Cincinnati, Oh 45202
This is one of a number of homage's to Cincinnati's steamboat heritage. I hope the planners are able to integrate some neat events around it if/when Tall Stacks returns to the Queen City.
See if you can solve the riddle hidden in the smokestacks.
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