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Wexners have major plans for Scioto riverfront

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  • #1121350

    CB_downtowner
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    I don’t think people have a disdain for green space, but you need some “city” to go along with those parks.

    Isn’t the point to build green space that invites city development? Like Columbus Commons? If so, is it worth going crazy on developing the green space?

    #1121387
    chuckd1410
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    I think that the location lends itself more to “going crazy” being that it is an entrance to a children’s museum. That being said, a park like Maggie Daily would cost $60 million dollars.

    #1122351
    MichaelC
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    So back when this story “broke,” here’s what was reported: The city was working with the American Museum of Natural History in New York to open a satellite along the riverfront.

    Today, the Dispatch reported that COSI is working on an agreement with the museum that would bring dinosaurs to COSI.

    The Columbus Partnership requested $5 million for the COSI project, that funding was included in the budget unveiled today. The request says the money will “create a regional attraction” by converting underutilized space within the building to create a dinosaur hall.

    “Natural history is something our visitors have told us time and time again they would like to see more of in COSI,” said Jaclyn Reynolds, COSI spokeswoman.

    COSI has been in talks with the American Museum of Natural History, the New York-based museum portrayed in the 2006 movie “Night at the Museum.”

    “Obviously the American Museum of Natural History is internationally renowned for natural history,” Reynolds said. “We have been in conversations with them as part of exploring those opportunities to add a natural-history experience.”

    #1122378

    mbeaumont
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    COSI has been in talks with the American Museum of Natural History, the New York-based museum portrayed in the 2006 movie “Night at the Museum.”

    Is that description really necessary? :(

    #1122383

    jbcmh81
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    Maybe both will happen?? Seems like a stretch, though. If a separate satellite location was going to come, why would COSI get anything from them instead of dinosaurs just going into the new building? So yeah, if that’s all it ever was, that’s incredibly disappointing. Hardly “major plans”. It would basically be the equivalent of the Smithsonian, for their part of the news story, just donating some old military flags for the new Vets. Hugely misleading article from Columbus Monthly if true.

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    MichaelC
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    Maybe both will happen?? Seems like a stretch, though. If a separate satellite location was going to come, why would COSI get anything from them instead of dinosaurs just going into the new building? So yeah, if that’s all it ever was, that’s incredibly disappointing. Hardly “major plans”. It would basically be the equivalent of the Smithsonian, for their part of the news story, just donating some old military flags for the new Vets. Hugely misleading article from Columbus Monthly if true.

    To be fair, it is possible the facts changed between then and now.

    And Mike: Completely agreed. Of all the ways in which to describe the museum, that is among the worst. #GatehouseDispatch

    #1122400

    JMan
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    Well, it’s good news to have some dinosaurs at COSI. Maybe, the Ohio History Connection will move to the riverfront?

    #1122407

    heresthecasey
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    Has anyone here been to the Museum at Prariefire near Kansas City?

    It sounds very similar to what the Wexners were hinting at, and fits with the latest news re: COSI…

    The Museum at Prairiefire is a collaboration with New York’s famed American Museum of Natural History. This heartland outpost is the first venue outside of New York to continually host American Museum of Natural History traveling exhibitions.

    http://museumatpf.org/

    The Museum at Prairiefire, which opened in May, secured a partnership with the American Museum of Natural History and will display two main traveling exhibits annually from the New York museum. The partnership is a win-win for both museums. For the American Museum of Natural History, partnering with Prairiefire furthers its mission of enhancing scientific literacy through its traveling exhibits and generates revenue to fund its education and science programs. It also allows Prairiefire to showcase first-rate exhibits without having to finance their creation.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2014/08/29/museum-at-prairiefire-director-world-class-content.html

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