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  • #451616

    columbusmike
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    futureman said:
    I recall reading that the city bought the parking garage across the street so they would no longer need that surface lot.

    Good to hear. They may likely be using that parking lot as a transition and lay-down space for the construction. I think the park will add nice relief from all the asphalt and blank parking garages on Front Street.

    #451617
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    The glass is filling in and looking nice… from here: https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-april-2012

    #451618

    Graybeak
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    First time I saw this coming down Gay St. it brought this to mind.

    #451619

    ntn4502
    Member

    Wow! I worked outside of there for a month straight back in August-September, and I can’t even recognize that it’s the same building.

    #451620

    Oak
    Participant

    I’m glad that they’re getting a new building. The old one looked very “80’s”. Hopefully this one will have a more timeless look. Speaking of the old building – my dad had an office there right after it first was built and said the first good hard rain they had after they opened it – the whole place leaked like a sieve. He said there were buckets everywhere and just puddles on the floor. The wet suspended ceiling tiles were turning to mush and just falling. He said at one point it was so bad there was a stream running down the steps. Hopefully the new place will be better sealed.

    #451621
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    This is a renovated building, not a new one.

    But yeah, hopefully it’s properly sealed up. ;)

    #451622
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Some new construction photos, here:

    Construction Roundup: August 2012 Part 1

    #451623
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
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    Very cool looking building!! I believe there was talk before of combining the renovation of the Police building and the building that sits next door to (not sure of what the name is) into a complex removing the parking lots and closing off the section of the street that is in between them and adding a large green space there. Is this still happening? Or I a mistaken?

    #451624
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
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    The green space is still happening and the buildings will be conncected, I believe, by a tunnel.

    #451625
    Brian J. Robinson
    Brian J. Robinson
    Participant

    Very Cool!

    #451626
    Stephen43215
    Stephen43215
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    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/04/17/urban-renewal.html

    Does anyone know if any renderings of the new city building have been put out?

    #451627
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Very pretty new building. I like it a lot mixed in with the older buildings around it. Took some photos last weekend.

    Here: https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-april-2013-part-1

    #451628

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    I don’t know if this should be split off from this since it is technically a separate project, but I keep reading about the building at 109 N. Front being torn down to be replaced with a new office building. It will cost up to $60 million and be 100,000 square feet or so. No height has been given that I’ve seen, but how tall would a 100K sf building potentially be? I remember seeing something similar for the space at Columbus Commons and people talking about that being 20 stories minimum. Anyone have more details on this?

    #451629

    futureman
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    100,000 isn’t all that big. To give you an idea, the office building at Grandview Yard is 96,000sf. I do think the site a bit bigger, so 100k at to be demolished city building could be 4 or 5 stories (maybe?).

    #451630

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    futureman said:
    100,000 isn’t all that big. To give you an idea, the office building at Grandview Yard is 96,000sf. I do think the site a bit bigger, so 100k at to be demolished city building could be 4 or 5 stories (maybe?).

    The last thing I wanted to see is another 5-story building Downtown, but you’re probably right.

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