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Hyperloop Efforts Continue, but Don’t Count Out Passenger Rail Yet

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hyperloop Efforts Continue, but Don’t Count Out Passenger Rail Yet

The idea of connecting Columbus to Chicago and Pittsburgh with a new, super-fast, tube-based form of transportation has received a lot of attention in the last few years. The Hyperloop test pod made several appearances around Ohio last summer, delegations of local officials have flown out to Nevada to check out a desert test track […]

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Main Library Wins 2019 Recchie Design Award

Brent Warren Brent Warren Main Library Wins 2019 Recchie Design Award

The Main Library is the winner of the 30th James B. Recchie Design Award. Columbus Landmarks announced the winner last night at an event at the Ohio Theatre Galbreath Pavilion. The renovation and expansion of the library, located at 96 S. Grant St. Downtown, was designed by Schooley Caldwell and GUND Partnership. MKSK served as […]

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Three New Buildings to Fill Large Block at Grandview Yard

Brent Warren Brent Warren Three New Buildings to Fill Large Block at Grandview Yard

Work has begun on the next three buildings at Grandview Yard. The new buildings will fill out the largest still-undeveloped block within the 125-acre project. Two apartment buildings and a three-story office building will be constructed on seven and a half acres of land east of Yard Street and in between Williams and Burr avenues. […]

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Updates to Gravity Project Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Updates to Gravity Project Approved

The second phase of Kaufman Development’s Gravity project was back in front of the East Franklinton Review Board (EFRB) yesterday. Plans for the development’s two courtyards – one public and accessible from West Broad Street, the other private and meant for occupants of the residential building planned for State Street – were approved by the […]

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NEXT: Conversations with Alexa

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Conversations with Alexa

If I want to know last night’s baseball scores, I can type my query into Google. Up will come a number of search results, from ESPN.com to CBS Sports Network, to the Major League Baseball site, to the sites for the local teams’ newspapers. Getting to the top of that search is, of course, big business. Now […]

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Development Planned for Capitol Square Parking Lots

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Planned for Capitol Square Parking Lots

A plan is afoot to redevelop three acres of prime real estate on Capitol Square, but details on what the project might look like are still scarce. Elford Development and Capitol Square, Ltd. sent out a press release on Friday announcing their plans “to create a vibrant, mixed-use development including retail, restaurant, office, multifamily, and […]

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Photos: HighBall 2019

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: HighBall 2019

Annual halloween party HighBall kicked off on Friday night with a mix of indoor and outdoor festivities. Costumed patrons enjoyed live entertainment, themed dress up competitions and and much more. More information at highballcolumbus.org.

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