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Photos/Video: Vets Memorial Demolition Begins

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos/Video: Vets Memorial Demolition Begins

Demolition of the Veterans Memorial Building in Franklinton officially began yesterday to make way for the new Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum. The new 53,000 square foot facility is expected to begin construction this spring, with a targeted opening date planned for December 2016. To view renderings and more details on the project, CLICK HERE. […]

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Opinion: New Vets Memorial is No Sanctuary

 Bernard Pontones Opinion: New Vets Memorial is No Sanctuary

The curious description of the Ohio Veterans Memorial included in the December 30, 2014 article in Columbus Underground (“New Renderings Released for Ohio Veterans Memorial“) relied on theatrical and religious themes: “The Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum is conceived as an architecture of two acts. The first is an act of landscape, where the surrounding […]

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New Renderings Released for Ohio Veterans Memorial

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Renderings Released for Ohio Veterans Memorial

Allied Works Architecture released updated renderings of the new Ohio Veterans Memorial project, which will replace the old Veterans Memorial Building on the bank of the Scioto River. Preliminary demolition work has already begun on the inside Vets Memorial, and the new building is slated for completion in December 2016. The new 53,000 square foot […]

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New Museum Design Approved, Demolition of Old Vets Memorial Set to Begin

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Museum Design Approved, Demolition of Old Vets Memorial Set to Begin

The plan by the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) to remake the Scioto Pennisula took another step forward this week as the Downtown Commission approved the demolition of the existing Vets Memorial auditorium and convention facility at 300 West Broad Street. The commission also approved the latest design for its immediate replacement; an Ohio Veterans […]

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Vets Services Relocating Back to Memorial Hall

Walker Evans Walker Evans Vets Services Relocating Back to Memorial Hall

The Franklin County Veterans Service Commission (FCVSC) will be packing up and relocating down Broad Street this year. The group will return operations to Memorial Hall at 280 E. Broad Street (the building that some still refer to as “The Old COSI”) this Fall in advance of the planned demolition of Vets Memorial. Memorial Hall […]

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Demolition of Vets Memorial Approved to make way for New Memorial & Museum

Walker Evans Walker Evans Demolition of Vets Memorial Approved to make way for New Memorial & Museum

The Franklin County Commissioners have been tasked with the tough job of deciding over the past four months whether or not to renovate or replace the Veterans Memorial facility located on the Scioto Peninsula. In August, the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) made a proposal to replace the facility with a new Ohio Veterans Memorial […]

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Veterans Pushing for Alternative Vets Memorial Redevelopment Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Veterans Pushing for Alternative Vets Memorial Redevelopment Plan

A veterans group is pushing a plan developed by the Franklin County Veterans Memorial Board to renovate the building and potentially build a hotel and parking garage on the site. The plan was developed in response to the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation’s (CDDC) proposal to tear down the building and replace it with a new […]

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