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Old August 14th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #1
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CINCINNATI | Queen City Tower | 660' | 41 fl | Com

Phase One is already complete. Phase 2 should be starting soon. Will be tallest building in Cincy and home to Western and Southern Financial.



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Old August 14th, 2007, 07:53 PM   #2
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I dident even know they were building that!
Wow, I love the design, very timeless yet modern and sleek.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 07:58 PM   #3
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Yea I didn't know this was a go. Isn't phase one a 9 floor building or something? Someone should get down there and snap some pics
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Old August 14th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #4
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The crown looks sweet in the last rendering. My only complaint about it is that the building seems to be a bit on the fat side. When is construction scheduled to be complete? And what do you mean by "phase one"... a hole?

Just an FYI, we do not have this building listed as being under construction on Emporis.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 06:23 AM   #5
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Phase 1 is a 9-floor office building, seen on the right of the first picture. It is already finished and is awaiting interior finishing. Phase 2 is the main tower. I've heard Phase 2 was a "go" and the tower is supposed to be 664'-8", but I haven't seen anything to confirm it.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 07:01 AM   #6
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Nothing is confirmed yet. The renderings posted above are a good 4 years old.

Here is the latest rendering to be leaked:



And here is an image that Ronnie Garrett made about 3 years ago that included Queen City Square in the skyline:



You can see the rest of them here:

http://www.pbase.com/cincyimages/queen_city_square
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Old August 15th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #7
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Are you sure this thing is a "go?" It has been in limbo for a number of years and with the vacancy rate up in DT, can Cincy support a new high rise?
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Old August 15th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #8
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They are actively trying to get companies from the suburbs or other cities to locate in the building. Should be interesting to see if they can finally get it off the ground, they have been working on this for several years. With that said, I really like the design and it would make a huge impact on the downtown skyline.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #9
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I really like the design too, I just think it should be more "slender" to complement the crown. I have always thought that this building would compliment indy's skyline nicely.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 09:21 PM   #10
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I like the building, but I don't get the "crown." It looks more like a tiara to me ... fit for a queen.

But, seriously, would that just be wasted space? Just an ultra large atrium at the top of this building? Seems like it would cost a ton for relatively little use. I bet it would look good lit up at night though. Perhaps alternating Orange and Black lights on the panes when the Bengals make a run in the playoffs and Red if the ... nevermind.

Looks nice. I just don't get the tiara.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #11
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Rarely do the top of hi-rises go without the usual antennas and satellite equipment.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 01:02 AM   #12
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I like the building, but I don't get the "crown." It looks more like a tiara to me ... fit for a queen.

But, seriously, would that just be wasted space? Just an ultra large atrium at the top of this building? Seems like it would cost a ton for relatively little use. I bet it would look good lit up at night though. Perhaps alternating Orange and Black lights on the panes when the Bengals make a run in the playoffs and Red if the ... nevermind.

Looks nice. I just don't get the tiara.

The project is called "Queen City Square" ... Cincinnati is "The Queen City" ... hence the tiara.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 01:23 AM   #13
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I get it. That is why I call it a tiara.

However, just because the city is called the Queen City does not justify a developer putting a useless tiara on top of this building. What is the purpose of it? Does anyone know? It is just for looks?
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Old August 16th, 2007, 03:33 AM   #14
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I believe it is just a cosmetic thing right now. There is still much to learn about this project and I am skeptical we will ever see it built considering how long Western Southern has been dragging their feet.
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If anything, this project will not happen. There's little sign of progress, and the market cannot support it. There is no market in Ohio that can support this much new square footage in their CBD. If it's ever built (say ten years down the road), it won't be anywhere near this size.
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lol Flyboy.

Nice try.
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If anything, this project will not happen. There's little sign of progress, and the market cannot support it. There is no market in Ohio that can support this much new square footage in their CBD. If it's ever built (say ten years down the road), it won't be anywhere near this size.
Toledo will take it. This can be the new downtown headquarters for HCR Manor as they move from a leased property to their owned property.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #18
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That is a great building and a great new tallest for Cincinnati.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 08:18 PM   #19
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Old August 18th, 2007, 12:30 AM   #20
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If anything, this project will not happen. There's little sign of progress, and the market cannot support it. There is no market in Ohio that can support this much new square footage in their CBD. If it's ever built (say ten years down the road), it won't be anywhere near this size.

Dude, you must work for W&S ... how do you know this type of inside info? Keep us in the loop!
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