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I doubt it too.  I would gather that phase #2 would contain possibly Cincinnati Bell since they were kicked out of the horrid Atrium complex.  But I could only imagine that the days of Cincinnati Bell are numbered since the telephone buyout crazy has been gobbling up all the baby bells.

 

I can't imagine much is left after SBC and Bell South have aquired most of them.  Didn't Verizon just buy several of late too?

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A few years ago Verizon bought GTE and recently I thought they bought something as well. Honestly, I really dont see them completing phase two, ever. The more I look at the rendering it could be a good thing though LOL.

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VoiceStream (now T-Mobil) bought GTE.  I hate them for it.  GTE had great service, and great phones, and then we were forced to buy new (crappy Nokia) phones when VoiceStream bought them.

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Ahem.

 

New tower gets leasing agent

 

Eagle Realty Group has selected Cincinnati Capital Properties to lease the Queen City Square project on downtown's east side.

 

 

 

http://cincinnati.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2005/02/07/story4.html


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QCS is really starting to take shape!

 

They already have what it looks like to be the first 4 floors, lights in the garage and on the first floor. I can already spot it from the west side of 3rd street!

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Ok, so what are the plans for this?

 

I thought Phase I, which is what they are building now, will be it's own standing structure? Then Phase II, which will be the tower with the crown on top, is going to be built to the left of Phase I (looking north)?

 

When I was down the a few weeks ago taking pictures, I asked someone who worked right across the street of the QCS where Phase II was going to be constructed. She told me it was going to be stacked on top of Phase I. I even asked her if she was sure for confirmation... she said she was sure. I assumed she knew what she was talking about, spending most of her time right there watching this thing come together from right outside her window.

 

Can someone please help me out here? Does anyone know for sure how this is going to lay when it is completed?

 

 

:wtf:

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Nah it's not going to be stacked. It's going ot be where that older garage is now.That will have to be raised. That's one reason why there is a garage under phase one. The garage i'm talking about is in the corner of that picture above on the left side.

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It is going to be hideous - and empty.  This project is no more exciting than the Intrieve and Neyer buildings at the other end of 3rd and no one made a big deal out of them.

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I agree, it'd be nice if there was some first-level retail in the building.  On weekends, it will be just another dark, empty building. At least the cladding they're applying to the parking ramp levels should make it look better than a regular parking garage. And it is "high rise" development downtown. 

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Wow! Does everyone hate the fact that Cincy is getting a nice 15 story bookend to 3rd street? The structure is turning out to be taller than what I envisioned and I think it will look quite nice. Or we could have just left it empty...that would have been nicer.

 

First level retail would have been tough in such a small footprint. This structure is no more than a complement to Phase II and I would think that is where you would get your first level retail.

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thank you twnipper.  it seems like we go in circles in some of these threads.  i think we can all admit the design leaves something to be desired, but for goodness sakes its not a horrible thing.

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I can't agree with SSSCincy about this being no more significant than the Intrieve Bldg. at the west end of 3rd St.  This is taller, and all new construction, not just the addition of a few floors on top of an existing bldg.  It could have been more impressive, but just getting some highrise construction going again downtown is a positive development which is worth appreciating in this uncertain economy and in a town which is not known for speculative real estate development.

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There is always high demand for large footprint office space which this isn't.  I think it will be good, when this is done if it does provide office space for more mid-sized companies.

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With all of the recent mergers. It wouldn't be a bad idea to put up one or 2 more towers just in case P&G, Federated or Chiquita desides to expand their HQ's with all the new executives and spin off activties of an merger.

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Wow! Does everyone hate the fact that Cincy is getting a nice 15 story bookend to 3rd street? The structure is turning out to be taller than what I envisioned and I think it will look quite nice. Or we could have just left it empty...that would have been nicer.

  No, it's only the people that seem to focus more on the NEGATIVE than on the positive.

   NEGATIVE:- Not the design that everyone dreams about or see's on sci-fi movies.

                                      Oh well, I quess we'll have to get over it.

                   - Doesn't have retail.

                            So what?! Why does everything have to have retail? I don't

                             get it.

    POSITIVE:- One less open lot downtown and they'll get rid of one of those 

                       ugly ass parking garages.

                     - Phase 2 will become the tallest building in Cincinnati.

I think I can live with the negative's on this one.

 

   I admit that I am NOT an expert on these kinds of things. I'm an average person making a modest wage printing labels for Jim Beam. I will base my opinion as such.

  There are just those people who think that they're experts on every subject. I just read the crap and roll my eyes.

   

   Here's my opinion on QCS: I think it's fine. True, it's not spectacular but I'm not picky. I can't wait till 2007. Maybe the IN-BETWEEN TAVERN can move into QCS so that that site can developed sometime in the future. I will add that they might want to think about developing the top floors into Condo's or Penthouse's and adding an observation deck. (That's just my opinion.)

 

   

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The project's not bad at all.  However, I hope the leasers with this new building begin acting a little more aggressively because the majority seem lacking.

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