CINCINNATI – Carew Tower is joining the Scripps Center to play dress-up for next month's All-Star Game.
The two downtown buildings will be adorned with graphics and projected images to celebrate the 86th MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park on July 14.
In a project that began June 1, the top of the Scripps Center was wrapped with vinyl graphics to create a Mr. Redlegs pillbox hat and mustache.
On the Carew Tower, All-Star-themed graphics will wrap around the exterior of the 40th floor and a 30-story tall image of an old-time baseball player will be projected nightly onto the Vine Street side of the building from July 1 to 15.
Carew Tower's graphics are scheduled to go up this week.
“We are delighted to participate with the Cincinnati Organizing Committee and the Reds in a very special and unique presentation of the Cincinnati downtown skyline,” said Greg Power, CEO of Belvedere Corp., which owns and manages the Carew Tower Complex. “Each night for two weeks leading up to the All-Star Game, fans and visitors to Cincinnati will be dazzled by the iconic and dramatic image projected on the east side our historic building.”
The Carew Tower, at 441 Vine St., is the second tallest building in Cincinnati at 574 feet (49 stories) and opened in 1930. The Scripps Center, at 312 Walnut St., opened in 1990 as the first premiere Class A office building on the city’s riverfront.
MLB has also asked the city to put up more than 20 signs across Cincinnati publicizing the All-Star Game, according to the packet from City Planning Commission's May 15 meeting. The commission unanimously approved the vinyl signage at that meeting.