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Found on FB. The aerial is circa 1970. The proposed tower was to be 700’ tall. Kind of glad it wasn’t built. The Statehouse grounds look barren because construction of the underground parking garage was recently completed. There are several industrial buildings behind the old vets and central high. And the old Hartman Hotel is still standing at State and 3rd.

 

 

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On 6/10/2019 at 8:58 AM, Pablo said:

Found on FB. The aerial is circa 1970. The proposed tower was to be 700’ tall. Kind of glad it wasn’t built. The Statehouse grounds look barren because construction of the underground parking garage was recently completed. There are several industrial buildings behind the old vets and central high. And the old Hartman Hotel is still standing at State and 3rd.

 

 

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What FB page did you find this on? This is the first I've heard of this tower that was proposed. 

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I have an odd obsession with finding old pictures of current buildings throughout Columbus while they were under construction. Here are some that I've found through the library's digital photo collection.

 

First, you can't talk about Columbus without mentioning OSU football or the Horshoe (1922):

 

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Next up, our tallest building, Rhodes Tower, with a guest appearance by the Continental Center (1971-1973):

 

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One Columbus Center under construction as well as the early stages of construction of Riffe Tower (1987):

 

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AEP building closing in on the finish line (1983):

 

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Columbia Gas HQ under construction in the distance (1983):

 

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SERS Building (2000):

 

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Fifth Third Center (1997-98):

 

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Nationwide Building in the foreground with the PNC Building in the background (1977)

 

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Closer view of PNC Building construction (1976)

 

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Northbank Tower Condos (2007):

 

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Does anyone have old photos of roadway layouts or under construction? Being newer to the area, I never realized until recently just how different even the roads were connecting Spring and Long (33) to 315. Thanks to the historic aerials website it gives a clearer picture just how much things have changed.

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