Here’s a review of the questions:
- Name the Kosher-style delicatessen in Cincinnati that is known for their “World’s Best Reuben Sandwich” and is usually accompanied by potato pancakes and a bowl of all-you-can-eat dill pickle slices.
- In 1871, Cincinnati businessman Henry Probasco donated what downtown landmark, adorned with a nine-foot-tall woman, to the “People of Cincinnati”?
- What is the name of the skyscraper in downtown Cincinnati that stands 495 feet and was the fifth tallest building in the world when it was completed 1913?
And here are the answers:
- In the late 1800’s, a Jewish immigrant with a passion for food named Izzy Kadetz found himself working at The St. Nicholas Hotel in Cincinnati. By 1901 he had opened Izzy’s, the first kosher style delicatessen West of the Alleghenies. While there may not be a statistical means by which to quantify “the World’s Best Rueben,” Izzy’s can certainly hang their paper hat on the fact that they now have five locations throughout the area, and have consistently been voted, “Cincinnati’s Best Deli” by City Beat.
- Fountain Square has been the symbolic center of Cincinnati since 1871. The monument, consisting of statues and flowing fountains, was designed to rival the great fountains of Europe. The bronze and granite fountain glorifies the blessings of water. Named the Tyler Davidson Fountain by Probasco in honor of his brother-in-law, its waters flow from the outstretched hands of the nine-foot-tall “Genius of Water”, affectionately known as “The Lady.” Below her, large human figures represent water’s practical uses, and on the base, four child figures represent the pleasures of water. When it was dedicated in 1871, there was only a butcher’s market on that part of 5th Street. It has since been cleaned, renovated and slightly moved as the city has grown and evolved. The image of the fountain is best known, however, to a certain generation of TV-watching Americans, from the opening credits of the 70’s comedy, “WKRP in Cincinnati.”
- Three different answers are probably acceptable here, as the PNC Tower used to be called the Union Central Tower as well as the Central Trust Building. Designed by Cass Gilbert, it is composed of Italian Renaissance details and a pyramidal roof that bears resemblance to a Hellenistic tomb. Besides all that, it looks cool, positioned right behind the above-mentioned Tyler Davidson fountain!
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