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Julian Bond to Speak at MLK Day Celebration

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Julian Bond to Speak at MLK Day Celebration

The City of Columbus Community Relations Committee will be holding the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday afternoon. This year’s breakfast, march and ceremony will feature a different route from years past and remarks by politician, activist and Civil Rights legend Julian Bond. Lourdes Barroso de Padilla, who is working with the […]

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Long Street Cultural Wall Unveiled

Walker Evans Walker Evans Long Street Cultural Wall Unveiled

The unveiling of the Long Street Cultural Wall yesterday evening signaled the completion of the first phase of ODOT’s Columbus Crossroads project, which will eventually untangle the 70/71 split when all phases are finished. Phase one began in September 2011, which included the rebuilding of the 670/71 interchange adjacent to Fort Hayes, as well as the […]

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History Lesson: Neighborhoods Reconnected with Cultural Wall, features work by Kojo Kamau

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: Neighborhoods Reconnected with Cultural Wall, features work by Kojo Kamau

Today marks the day when downtown will be reconnected to the King-Lincoln district via the Long Street Bridge. King-Lincoln has seen a resurgence of sorts with the revitalization of the Lincoln Theatre and the emergence of several local businesses such as Zanzibar and the Book Suite. To build on this success, a “Long Street Cultural […]

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Long and Spring Street Bridges to be Completed this Summer

Brent Warren Brent Warren Long and Spring Street Bridges to be Completed this Summer

New renderings presented at a recent public meeting give a better idea of what the Long and Spring Street bridges will look like when they are completed, which the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) says will be this summer. The project began in September 2011. Nancy Burton of ODOT said that both bridges should be […]

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Long Street Bridge Demolition Almost Complete

Brent Warren Brent Warren Long Street Bridge Demolition Almost Complete

Demolition of the Long Street bridge over I-71 should be completed by the end of the week, according to ODOT. The demo work started in April of last year, when half of the bridge was taken down and work began on construction of the new bridge. That new section is now open for traffic, allowing […]

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ODOT Unveils Artwork Concepts for Long Street Cultural Wall

Walker Evans Walker Evans ODOT Unveils Artwork Concepts for Long Street Cultural Wall

The Ohio Department of Transportation held a public input meeting last night at the King Arts Complex to unveil the artist concepts for the Long Street Cultural Wall installation. The wall will be located on the south side of the new Long Street bridge that crosses over top of Interstate 71 and connects Downtown to the King […]

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