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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Cincinnati’s New Tallest Building Topping Out

    By Associated Press

    Published: July 13, 2010

    City leaders will be part of a celebration planned for Tuesday as the final piece will be placed into the “grand tiara” on top of the Great American Tower at Queen City Square. The 41-story building is the new tallest building in downtown Cincinnati, surpassing the former champ, the Carew Tower.

    READ MORE: http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2010/jul/13/cincinnatis-new-tallest-building-topping-out-ar-147595/

    Photos from here: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,3170.3540.html

    #387342

    The Hegemo
    Member

    I’m impressed at how fast this has gone up, and it’s not a bad looking building. But as a native Cincinnatian, I am a little bit sad that the Carew Tower isn’t going to be the tallest building in town anymore.

    However, it would be nice to see a new skyscraper surpass the Rhodes Tower here…

    #387343

    RoundTowner
    Member

    I was in Cincy last week, that building is incredible, classic architecture with a modern punch. Also, check out Museum Plaza, under construction in Louisville, at 62 stories, it’s taller than any building in Cincy, Indy or Columbus. Speaking of which, when are we going to get a mega/signature Tower??

    #387344

    tree_sketcher
    Participant

    I think some of the architectural moves are a bit corny; but i really like how the predominantly glass facade compliments the historic buildings that are Brick and Stone. This is something we desperately need here in CBUS in my opinion. Just two or three contemporary glass & steel tall buildings would really set off our skyline.

    Cincy really has pulled alot of big moves together in the last several years. Kudos.

    #387345

    futureman
    Participant

    The Hegemo wrote >>
    I’m impressed at how fast this has gone up, and it’s not a bad looking building. But as a native Cincinnatian, I am a little bit sad that the Carew Tower isn’t going to be the tallest building in town anymore.
    However, it would be nice to see a new skyscraper surpass the Rhodes Tower here…

    Between this new building, a streetcar line with construction starting as early as this fall AND The Banks[/url] downtown Cincinnati is seeing a lot of progress.

    All of this happening during the worst recession in 80 years makes it even more impressive!

    #387346

    Talcott
    Member

    As much as I tend to complain about new designs, I do really like this one. It looks modern, but also meshes well with the other buildings around it. I’d be happy to have something like this in Columbus, although skyscrapers (while pretty) aren’t at the top of things I think Columbus needs to push for.

    I do think that Columbus already has a signature tower in the LeVeque Tower (or A.I.G. Citadel, which is a much cooler name). We will get taller towers, we already have taller towers, but if people associate one skyscraper with Columbus, that’s the one.

    #387347
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Design-wise, I think this new building looks nice.

    Envy-wise… meh… I’m over skyscrapers. If you work in one, the magic wears off quickly. If you don’t work in one, then it’s nothing more than a visual object. There’s nothing touchable about it. There’s no interaction. It’s non-functional to the majority of the public.

    I’d rather see 10 new 5-story buildings in Downtown Columbus than one new 50-story building.

    #387348

    tree_sketcher
    Participant

    Yeah, its easy to fall into that trap of “tower envy” as I’ve heard it called before. I would much rather have really vibrant streetlife in downtown than a dead downtown with a few more cool skyscrapers. Having said that though, if done right, i think there can be both. I think too that because Columbus made the leap and became a “skyline city” with our 10 400’+ buildings; we should make our skyline visually as strong as possible with a few key additions to balance it out and minimize the boxiness. If we decided a long time ago like DC and Madison that we didnt want skyscrapers, I personally would be perfectly fine with a comfortable 3-10 story density across the board.

    #387349

    anillo
    Participant

    Yeah, while I wouldn’t say no to another sky scraper downtown, I definitely think we need to fill in the rest of downtown (aka get rid of most of the surface lots) before it starts to get built up high again. The most bumpin places in Columbus that add the most character to the city are definitely not the tallest.

    #387350
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Does this count as a new “skyscraper” in Columbus?

    Downtown Hilton Hotel Breaks Ground Today

    Or is it not tall enough? ;)

    #387351

    johnwirtz
    Participant

    Walker wrote >>
    Does this count as a new “skyscraper” in Columbus?
    https://www.columbusunderground.com/hilton-ground-breaking-tuedowntown-hilton-hotel-breaks-ground-today
    Or is it not tall enough? ;)

    Definitely not tall enough. I don’t know how tall the Hilton will be, but based on the picture, I don’t think it qualifies. I’m going to propose two rules of thumb:
    1. The news release must say how tall or how many stories the building will be. If it isn’t notable, then it’s probably not a skyscraper.
    2. The building has to be taller than it is wide. This doesn’t appear to qualify.

    #387352

    tree_sketcher
    Participant

    if only we could go back to this and start over.

    #387353

    News
    Participant

    Mercer Commons looks for balance
    5:28 AM, Nov. 13, 2011
    Written by Lisa Bernard-Kuhn

    OVER-THE-RHINE – Developers remaking this neighborhood are facing one of their biggest tests yet: Balancing the need to save historic architecture with the need to build new, side by side. Monday, they’ll present latest plans for Mercer Commons, a $54 million project that aims to double the footprint of space that’s already been rehabbed in pieces in Cincinnati’s largest historic neighborhood.

    READ MORE: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20111113/BIZ01/111130329/Mercer-Commons-looks-balance

    #387354

    News
    Participant

    Mercer Commons design gets thumbs down
    8:15 PM, Nov. 14, 2011
    Written by Lisa Bernard-Kuhn

    DOWNTOWN – A 54 million plan to build new condos and townhomes next to rehabbed historic buildings in Over-the-Rhine may be heading back to the drawing boards.

    Monday, the city’s Historic Conservation Board voted 6-0 to deny a recommendation for new designs for a four-story condominium and retail building in the 1300 block of Vine Street. The board also voted 4-2 to reject a recommendation for designs for new townhomes proposed along Mercer Street.

    READ MORE: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20111114/BIZ01/111150325&Ref=AR

    #387355

    News
    Participant

    The Banks growing bigger faster

    Nov. 27, 2011
    Written by Lisa Bernard-Kuhn

    DOWNTOWN – Developers are preparing to break ground in coming months on hundreds of new riverfront homes and storefronts that will further shape The Banks as the region’s newest and largest waterfront neighborhood.

    READ MORE: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20111127/BIZ01/111270319/The-Banks-growing-bigger-faster

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