Cleveland Institute Expands

The Cleveland Institute of Music is embarking on a $26 million expansion. “If the expansion turns out as well as it’s starting to look, it could strengthen an important institution, reinforce the prominence of the arts in the local economy and boost the allure of University Circle, the cultural and educational district four miles east of downtown. That’s good news in an otherwise depressing season for architecture and development in Cleveland, epitomized by the failure of local civic and political leaders to move ahead with a new downtown convention center.”