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Sneak Preview: Columbus Idea Foundry Expansion

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After a year’s worth of work, the expansion of the Columbus Idea Foundry is approaching an end date. The entire second floor of the 60,000 square foot building at 421 West State Street is being reconstructed, retrofitting what was once a shoe factory into more maker space aimed at attracting creative office tenants, video game developers, tech startups, and a plethora of new community events.

Idea Foundry founder Alex Bandar recently provided Columbus Underground with a tour of the construction site, as well as a peek at the third level of the structure, which will house some cool lounge areas overlooking the second-floor event spaces as well as a rooftop deck with a skyline view. Bandar said that they’re hoping to have their second floor tenants ready to start moving in by January.

Check out photos from the tour, below.

READ MORE: An Open Letter to Columbus’ Creatives, Techies & Entrepreneurs (That is, to Columbus’ Makers)

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