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Need for Anchor Skyscraper

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  • #998284
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    I would say Columbus has a marketing problem and not a lack of skyscraper problem.

    If you’re looking for a statement building I would say Leveque Tower fits the bill. It was the 5th tallest building in the world when it was built.

    However,it also led to the bankruptcy of the company that built it, so one does have to take economics into account when building these things.

    #998374
    Snarf
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    Let’s compare sky boners.

    #998379
    Caleb
    Caleb
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    It would certainly be nice, maybe there is a plan that we don’t know about in the works to lure a corporation here (the jobless rate and influx of people could make it a possibility). Not to mention the numerous number of universities and colleges. Soon hopefully, until then. 5 – 20 story buildings would honestly probably be more beneficial.

    #998504

    buckeye54
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>buckeye54 wrote:</div>
    It’s my understanding that if chase would have put their polaris campus downtown then it would have easily been the largest skyscraper in the city.

    In fact, it would be approximately the same size as the Empire State Building.

    That’s crazy!! I wonder how much more cost effective it was for them to build at polaris or if it was simply a matter of wanting a suburban campus?

    #998535
    Caleb
    Caleb
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    That’s crazy!! I wonder how much more cost effective it was for them to build at polaris or if it was simply a matter of wanting a suburban campus?

    They didn’t build it, in fact it was acquired when JP Morgan Chase bought Bank One in 2004.

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCoy_Building

    EDIT: Would it be unrealistic to think that the AEP Building could be rebuilt within the next decade? It seems a bit outdated.

    #998660

    JAL
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    Maybe Moody-Nolan would consider building the 1000 foot fantasy skyscraper they imaged for Columbus (a couple years back)- that could be your anchor signature building downtown. http://www.moodynolan.com/newsroom/2012/02/03/the-future-of-columbus/

    #998971

    MHJ
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    I would agree that Columbus would benefit more from something along the lines of the Space Needle, the St. Louis Arch, or the CN Tower. Problem is, the views wouldn’t be as good from the top lol. The location of Vets Memorial would actually probably be the right location for such a thing, overlooking downtown and the river.

    #998987
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Maybe Moody-Nolan would consider building the 1000 foot fantasy skyscraper…

    They’re architects, not developers.

    #999230

    JAL
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>JAL wrote:</div>
    Maybe Moody-Nolan would consider building the 1000 foot fantasy skyscraper…

    They’re architects, not developers.

    I stand corrected….. The post was presented as more of a fantasy then reality since anyone who would develop anything taller than we already have would require some major corporation to relocate here and even then a company of that size would most likely located outside of downtown. I believe Midrise buildings at best are the future here at least for awhile.

    #999254
    lazyfish
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    Let’s compare sky boners.

    #999349

    dru
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    can anyone name which awesome tower defines Austin? Portland? Nashville?

    we are getting more buildings mid-range buildings downtown and more should come along to fill the gaps. but there’s no reason we need some giant, signature piece to define the city. i’d actually argue that if we need such a thing to tell the world that we’re cool and matter, then we probably aren’t really that cool and don’t really matter.

    #999350
    rus
    rus
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    I stand corrected….. The post was presented as more of a fantasy then reality since anyone who would develop anything taller than we already have would require some major corporation to relocate here and even then a company of that size would most likely located outside of downtown. I believe Midrise buildings at best are the future here at least for awhile.

    Someone call the Combine.

    Nothing like an inter-dimensional empire relocating to your city to put those snooty New Yorkers in their place.

    #999390
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Columbus does not need one defining skyscraper to let the world know “that we are here” and that we are a big city. It is what is experienced at the street level that matters most and we still have a long way to go in that dept. though we have made strides in the past 10 years or so.

    +1

    #999538

    buckeyecpa
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    5-7 stories with the occasional exception is all we need. You go vertical when you run out of space. We have plenty of that. Why do you think a tower will define our city? We can do amazing things without a tower or a structure that is extreme in design. Skylines look cool but that doesn’t mean the city is fun or better. I’m excited with where our city has went with the development in the last ten years. Towers go vacant during rough times. Smaller structures are easier to lease or stay leased during the rough patches.

    #999755
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Could you imagine how tall it would be if NRI folded up the entire Arena District into one tower that fit in one block? That would certainly stand out on a postcard or from a highway vista.

    It would also mean just one single block of Downtown redeveloped with one big building.

    Instead, they’ve spread it out to dozens of 4-to-7 story buildings (and one 20-story tower) and redeveloped 75 acres of Downtown with their footprint.

    Which one of those options is a bigger benefit to the city?

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