Two New 15-Story Towers Proposed Downtown
June 27, 2014 11:10 am at 11:10 am #1026821
From the perspective of the Joseph, would the two formerly proposed towers have blocked the view of many of the Downtown buildings? Perhaps not, hard to surmise the angle and perspective.
I’m not suggesting, of course, that the overall view of an addition to the skyline wouldn’t be improved. But from the perspective of the Joseph, if your view of the entirety of the skyline were limited to much less of the skyline, that probably wouldn’t be considered a plus.
Edited to add: To be clear, I’m not suggesting that such is a good reason to have reversed field on these plans, nor am I suggesting that the plans shouldn’t have gone forward. I’m extremely disappointed that the plans were scrapped. I only mean to suggest an explanation, albeit merely guesswork, of what might have led to the reversal.June 27, 2014 11:18 am at 11:18 am #1026823
A building next to the Joseph would block the view. Towers down the road would help the view. It’d be a refreshing view compared to the one that’s currently available.
I’m disappointed in the fact that this probably is the end for the Wagenbrenner design. That area is something that many out of town guests pass through. It would make for a much better gateway to downtown to have something a little more dressed up and active at the street level.June 27, 2014 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm #1026838
Not that I would expect a completely honest answer, but the convention authority brushed aside the project with little to no explanation. I would like to see some kind of official word on why the project wouldn’t have worked or didn’t fit in with their vision. Or why a 100% publicly funded renovation makes more sense than having a private partner.June 27, 2014 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #1026869
Obstructed the view or added to it? When your view is Downtown buildings, a new project would add another element to the skyline.
I think the construction of hotel and apartment towers at the convention center would have added to the experience of both the view and the area in general: more visual interest, more vitality, more energy.July 22, 2014 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #1030807
The Convention Center renovation project has been rubber-stamped by county commissioners,
Commissioners approve borrowing for convention center facelift
Work will soon start on a $125 million renovation and expansion project at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Members of the Convention Facilities Authority, which operates the center, got permission yesterday from the county commissioners to borrow money to cover the cost of the project.
The authority has said that it will spend the money to complete a “face lift” of the building, including a 36,000-square-foot expansion of exhibit space and fit and finish upgrades intended to mirror the quality of the new Downtown Hilton Hotel.November 21, 2014 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #1051610
don’t know where the thread is for the parking garage but construction has begunNovember 21, 2014 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #1051612
don’t know where the thread is for the parking garage but construction has begun
Here ya go:September 11, 2015 4:08 pm at 4:08 pm #1092943
Some needed branding and street-scape improvements added to the renovation for the area I still dream of someday playing host to a train platform…
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Very sharp. Simple and sharp.September 11, 2015 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #1092956
I saw the thread title and got exciting thinking this was a new announcement :(
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