The good news is, it's not pure destruction. It's pure Hollywood, right here at home.
The action is a part of a movie called "Freerunner," an action movie that has men playing a high-stakes game that comes with all kinds of thrill-seeking stunts.
The people behind the film had planned to have Salt Lake City as the backdrop but Cleveland's skyline, coupled with Ohio's Film Tax Credit, offered a backdrop they couldn't refuse.
"Cleveland itself offers in-city looks that you can't get anywhere else, or would be five times more expensive," says line producer Michael Cuddy.
The Film Tax Credit is basically a rebate that helps finance a film. The kickbacks from the state mean a bigger movie, more crew members, more vendors and more people working.
After 30 days of hotel-stays, the bed tax also disappears as a part of the incentive.
Ivan Schwarz is the Executive Director of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission. He lobbied for the incentives.
Schwarz says, "The biggest selling point is Cleveland. I think it's an untapped gold mine. There is nothing you can't do here, except for mountains and desert."
Director Lawrence Silverstein says the welcome to Cleveland has been warm.
"Great locations, and people eager and happy to accommodate us, a film crew. Sometimes you go places and people are a bit jaded regarding film crews."
Warren Ostergard is the film's producer. This is a homecoming of sorts for Ostergard because he grew up in Bay Village.
The chance to work where he grew up is exciting. He says the film tax incentive made his push to work in Northeast Ohio a little bit easier. He says the move to come to Cleveland has worked out well.
"The freedom and the ability to shoot in central locations downtown, and we've been doing zip lines across Euclid Avenue. The city has been really open to allowing us to do things like that, flipping cars in the streets and blowing boats up, and doing things like that."
The set is generally closed but, from time to time during the shoot, they do need extras. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.