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Old 04-16-2016, 08:39 AM
 
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All state capitals by their nature have government jobs located there.In the 80's and 90's Ohio tried decentralization,moved agencies across the state out of Cbus,it proved alot more expensive,was deemed a failure
Technology has changed greatly since the 1980s and 1990s.
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Old 04-17-2016, 02:38 AM
 
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Watched the Northbank Condos being constructed from Nationwide Plaza. The only "skyscraper" built in the city in my lifetime.

Being a sprawling city, most companies decide to settle on the cheap land on the fringe of the city instead of opening up shop dowtown. I assume this is why downtown Columbus hasn`t built a skyscraper in years...

Gift or Curse? Maybe both.

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Old 04-20-2016, 07:54 AM
 
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Watched the Northbank Condos being constructed from Nationwide Plaza. The only "skyscraper" built in the city in my lifetime.

Being a sprawling city, most companies decide to settle on the cheap land on the fringe of the city instead of opening up shop dowtown. I assume this is why downtown Columbus hasn`t built a skyscraper in years...

Gift or Curse? Maybe both.
I remember North Bank Condos going up: and touring one of the units. It's more than just that Columbus is sprawling. There are lots of sprawling suburbs around real cities and companies still choose to build high in the city vs a fringe suburb. Columbus needs policies that favor conditions for high-rises to be built, which it clearly does not have.
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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I remember North Bank Condos going up: and touring one of the units. It's more than just that Columbus is sprawling. There are lots of sprawling suburbs around real cities and companies still choose to build high in the city vs a fringe suburb. Columbus needs policies that favor conditions for high-rises to be built, which it clearly does not have.
What conditions are those, exactly? Columbus has low vacancy rates, a strong economy and general low cost of living, all of which are attractive to new companies or for larger building construction. I think the one thing it does not have is national developers.

And if you're thinking transit, all of Columbus' skyscapers came in a period where there were no other options but a bus (with the exception of LeVeque). Cincinnati's most recent was built before the streetcar was under construction, and before it was even likely to be built. Cleveland has much more transit than Columbus and yet it has still only had a handful built in the last 30 years.

There are some rumors of potential skyscrapers coming up though: The recently vacated Dispatch site, particularly its large parking lot on Capital Square, a new tower that would include a new museum somewhere Downtown, and the Nationwide site on 4th, as it continues to bring in employees from the suburbs and grow in general.
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:44 PM
 
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Yes, I think skyscrapers are in Columbus' future. Looks cool.


25-Story “Millennial Tower” Announced for Downtown Columbus | ColumbusUnderground.com
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:01 AM
 
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Yes, I think skyscrapers are in Columbus' future. Looks cool.


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Horrible name. Can't believe that got out of the meetings.
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:16 AM
 
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Horrible name. Can't believe that got out of the meetings.
It's a temporary name. An official one will come later, according to the developer.
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:43 AM
 
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It's a temporary name. An official one will come later, according to the developer.
That's good. I don't see how any self-respecting person could tell someone that they live in Millennial Tower.

Not really sure about the whole "live work play" thing though. I feel like they are pretty lame, judging by similar buildings I see in Boston. Not sure where these 20 somethings and early 30 somethings are getting all this money to blow on rent either. Just more young people isolating themselves it seems. As soon as this generation starts having more children, I think these places are in trouble.

Reading through the comments kind of surprised me in that everyone thinks it's so stunning and awesome looking. Reminds me of the Fenway neighborhood in Boston, i.e. sterile and alienating https://www.warrenre.com/uploads/ima...-exterior.jpeg

The bottom levels of a lot of these Fenway developments also have a bunch of boring stuff: Long Horn Steakhouse, Panera, Starbucks, Wahlburgers, etc. And a Tilted Kilt is on the way.

I just don't know why you'd move into this building when you could live in Victorian Village or German Village or some place way better.
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:52 AM
 
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That's good. I don't see how any self-respecting person could tell someone that they live in Millennial Tower.

Not really sure about the whole "live work play" thing though. I feel like they are pretty lame, judging by similar buildings I see in Boston. Not sure where these 20 somethings and early 30 somethings are getting all this money to blow on rent either. Just more young people isolating themselves it seems. As soon as this generation starts having more children, I think these places are in trouble.

Reading through the comments kind of surprised me in that everyone thinks it's so stunning and awesome looking. Reminds me of the Fenway neighborhood in Boston, i.e. sterile and alienating https://www.warrenre.com/uploads/ima...-exterior.jpeg

The bottom levels of a lot of these Fenway developments also have a bunch of boring stuff: Long Horn Steakhouse, Panera, Starbucks, Wahlburgers, etc. And a Tilted Kilt is on the way.

I just don't know why you'd move into this building when you could live in Victorian Village or German Village or some place way better.
Different people have different living preferences. It's as simple as that. I think suburban living is the 9th circle of hell, but some people like that. Having all kinds of housing options is a good thing.
As far as these projects being in trouble at some point, that seems very doubtful to me.
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:01 AM
 
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Different people have different living preferences. It's as simple as that. I think suburban living is the 9th circle of hell, but some people like that. Having all kinds of housing options is a good thing.
As far as these projects being in trouble at some point, that seems very doubtful to me.
My concern is that people are spending their money on unnecessary dwellings, when they should be saving. Sure, do what you want with your money, but I don't think that's sustainable.

Also, that's what they said about condos in Miami in 2006. Interesting developments on that front again now, curiously.
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