Free Stamp by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

Free Stamp by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

Free Stamp by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen is located in Willard Park in downtown Cleveland. Typical of Oldenburg’s work, it’s a massive version of a mundane object: a rubber stamp with a handle, of the sort that might have once been used on the nearby office buildings.

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Cincinnati Times-Star Building by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

Cincinnati Times-Star Building by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

Located at 800 Broadway in downtown Cincinnati, the old Times-Star Building by Samuel Hannaford & Sons opened its doors in 1933. The 16-story limestone building features an Art Deco fa├žade that pays tribute to the printing and publishing businesses.
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