Here’s a review of the questions:
- What was the original name of Mount Adams?
- What Cincy building was the first reinforced concrete frame building in the U.S.?
- What was banned in Cincinnati in 1979, had a one day exemption in 2002, and then allowed for good in 2004?
And here are the answers:
- Mount Ida. It is named after Ida Martin, a woman who lived in the hollow of an old sycamore tree located on a steep hill. The name was changed in 1843 after President John Quincy Adams arrived at Mount Ida to dedicate the Cincinnati Observatory.
- The Ingalls Building—Before this building, the tallest concrete building in the world was only six stories high. To construct the building, Melville Ingalls Henry Hooper used a system patented in 1884 by English engineer Ernest Ransome, the man who had designed and built the world’s first reinforced concrete bridge.
- Festival seating—In 1979, 11 people were crushed to death during a performance by The Who. Festival seating was banned but allowed again for one day for a Springsteen concert. In 2004 the ban was lifted for good.
Thanks for playing!