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The Winner: Monument Circle As Tourist Trap

Earlier today, Circle Citizen joined a breathless crowd in the lobby of Chase Tower to learn who won the much-ballyhooed Monument Circle Idea Competition. He was not disappointed. “From Inertia to Inner Circle,” devised by two Parisian landscape architects, took top honors and a $5,000 prize—just enough, presumably, to cover the travel expenses incurred by the e

BRICK OF THE MONTH: Peggy Colby

Walking around the Circle, you may have noticed the faint etchings of names in the bricks. In the late 1970’s, Commission for Downtown began a revitalization project that included re-bricking Monument Circle and allowed citizens to have their names engraved there in return for a small donation. These are the stories of the individuals, families, and companies whose names can be found engraved along the most famous streets in the city.
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The Scoop On The Strawberry Festival

Photography by Jennifer Pace
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Superman Living Above Monument Circle?

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's, oh wait, it is a bird. Three birds actually.Perched high above the Circle,...
The Hoosierist June 2011

Can You Dig It?

Bobby T., Beech Grove

A Military Tribute Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend

Lest we forget, Monument Circle takes its name from the great war memorial here. And the pomp and circumstance of a military parade suit it as naturally as the bricks.   On Friday at noon, about 50 soldiers, sailors, and airmen led a horsedrawn caisson carrying a flag-draped casket—empty, thankfully—around the Circle in a tribute to the fallen. And like the national anthem at the start of a football game, the solemn march gave way to cheers and the f

Bart Peterson

Age: 52  Gig: Communications exec at Lilly.  Talking Points: This month, the ex-mayor marks two years on the job at the pharma giant, a position that has kept him invested in the city’s health. And close enough to swing by for a chat.    There are people who s
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The Latest Round of the Monument Circle Idea Competition

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times ran a love letter glowing travel article about Indianapolis that featured one blush-worthy compliment after another as it built toward the writer’s final gush: “Plenty to do, too much to eat, too much to see. Really, does any destination require more?”

Urbanski Arrives: This is Big

How apropos that the long, rudderless period at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra finished last weekend with an exciting evening of music featuring no  conductor at all.
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Bikes and Beer

To be clear: none of the local Bike to Work Day organizers advocate unsafe practices involving alcohol and bikes. But this morning’s festivities on Monument Circle, part of a national event, had a distinctively hoppy flavor.