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The New Wolfe Building On Capital Square

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    JMan
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    The new Wolfe building should be something substantial. Here’s our chance to create our own “Big Ben.” A reincarnation and improvement of the never built Capital Tower, but with a nod to the future. Something we can all be proud of – for a century.

    #1112425

    JMan
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    Something for this new century, and with green technology.

    #1112431
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    This is what was envisioned in the 1990s.

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    #1112432

    JMan
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    Let’s make it something even better. Why not have a design competition?

    #1112444

    jbcmh81
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    Has anything been confirmed as far as the Wolfe family actively looking into redevelopment of the site? I know there have been rumors, but is there anything concrete?

    #1112563
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Has anything been confirmed as far as the Wolfe family actively looking into redevelopment of the site? I know there have been rumors, but is there anything concrete?

    From ColumbusCEO:

    Following the GateHouse acquisition this spring of the Dispatch Media Group, the publications’ former owners retained control of the Downtown real estate, opening up numerous possibilities for residential, commercial or retail construction—either as a single development or in stages.

    “Conceptually, we look at the land we have and know that there is a higher and better use than parking lots, but you only get one chance to develop it,” says John F. Wolfe, chairman of The Dispatch Printing Company and former publisher of the Dispatch. “Sooner rather than later we’ll engage with different potential planners to give us an idea of what might be doable.”

    “We’ve got a great footprint on the Capitol Square, and we would want anything we would do to enhance the Downtown. It’ll take a while for exploration to tell us what we might do with it,” Wolfe says. “It’s a big enough footprint that it doesn’t all have to be developed as one development.”

    #1113519
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Apparently, NBBJ held a design contest–purely for fun–in putting together ideas for what the old Dispatch land should look like when it’s redeveloped. Here was the winning design, as published in ColumbusCEO mag.

    #1113520
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    Hmm that looks nearly identical to the NuCLEus project NBBJ is doing for Stark in Cleveland.

    Haha well except much shorter…

    #1113525

    ohbr
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    Wow. The resemblance is ridiculous. So we’re looking at about 20 stories with this highly theoretical proposal. Nice.

    #1113526
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    For a frame of reference:

    #1113527

    JMan
    Participant

    Interesting… though this is a very high profile building… it should should have a dialog with the statehouse and the Rife Center .. and be that same height (30-40 stories), at the very least.

    #1113528

    JMan
    Participant

    Not that it doesn’t

    #1113529

    JMan
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    This IS interesting… what school or style of architecture? Are we still in the post modern era? Needs to match the height of the buildings on High St, or higher! We’ll have to live with this one for decades.

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