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Old August 18th, 2007, 02:52 AM   #21
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I think it would be a breathtakingly spectacular space if the "tiara" was, say, a ballroom or some other rentable space.

This could be an iconic image for the city. And I hope it is.

Otherwise, (I've said it before) I still think it looks like Robby the Robot...



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Old August 18th, 2007, 08:17 AM   #22
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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.
Actually if things keep going the way they are Cleveland may get a brand new Class A tower in its CBD within two years.

Anyway the tower looks good, I think it'd be better placed near fountan square in keeping with the height build up towards the square, but it will be a great addition to downtown Cincinnati when complete.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 11:18 PM   #23
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This is the word from an employer at Eagle Realty (from www.UrbanOhio.com):

"Start demo June 2008

Topped Out April 2010

Open December 2010"
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Old August 31st, 2007, 12:24 PM   #24
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I dont think the design is cutting edge at all - its as if they designed the building in 1996, and are only now getting to the point where it can actually be constructed.

But then again, didn't someone say that Cinci is 20 years behind the times?
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Old August 31st, 2007, 05:34 PM   #25
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I dont think the design is cutting edge at all - its as if they designed the building in 1996, and are only now getting to the point where it can actually be constructed.

But then again, didn't someone say that Cinci is 20 years behind the times?
Assuming you live in Dubai ... I didn't know Dubai had a historical significance? Actually, I thought it's boom was fairly recent? No? It seems that Dubai is the one playing catch up, but is obviously doing better than anyone else on this planet ...

Dubai 1950:



Cincinnati 1914:

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Old September 1st, 2007, 12:05 AM   #26
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How is it not cutting edge?
The design is timeless, beautiful, and has its not going to be ugly in ten years becuase it was a fad design thing going on.
I love it!
BTW, love the 1914 picture, but cincinnatus dont be mean
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 01:10 AM   #27
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Wow, I stumbled upon this proposal using the diagrams page on SSP comparing Louisville's buildings to Cinci's, I really like this tower. Is there any recent news on this project? It'd be nice to see Museum Plaza in Louisville and QCSII in cinci going up at the time.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #28
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CINCINNATI | Queen City Tower | 660' | 41 fl | App

City's tallest building OK'd
At 574 feet, it will surpass Carew Tower
BY JANE PRENDERGAST | [email protected]




Work should start in July on Cincinnati's tallest building, the $322 million tower with a top that will look like Princess Diana's tiara.

Cincinnati City Council on Wednesday gave final approval to the financial package for the Western & Southern Financial Group's 41-story building at Queen City Square. Great American Insurance Co. will occupy more than half of the tower, with other tenants yet to be announced.

See full story at this link: http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...WS01/806120329
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Old June 14th, 2008, 12:35 AM   #29
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Nice looking tower. It's always kinda cool when a city gets a new tallest. Cities like Cincy, OKC, Tulsa, Indy, Wichita, Columbus....could use some new towers. There is just not enough high-rises going up outside of Chicago, Miami, NYC, Las Vegas. Get people back into the cities and out of the suburbs! Density is great!
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Old June 14th, 2008, 02:10 AM   #30
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Awesome tower!
I love the crown!!

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Old June 14th, 2008, 02:54 AM   #31
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Glad to hear this was finally oked! It seems like this was first proposed 4 years ago? Nice looking building but it looks like it will be alot taller than 574ft though, more like 674.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 05:03 AM   #32
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The tower is 660 feet. The article MEANT to say that Carew (the current tallest) is 574 feet.
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Old June 15th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #33
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is the tower a tribute to Princess Diana?
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Old June 16th, 2008, 06:08 AM   #34
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Ohio needs skyscraper construction.

Queen City reminds me a lot of 1930's era skyscrapers like the Empire State building and the Chrysler building.
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Old June 16th, 2008, 06:31 AM   #35
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Nice looking tower. It's always kinda cool when a city gets a new tallest. Cities like Cincy, OKC, Tulsa, Indy, Wichita, Columbus....could use some new towers. There is just not enough high-rises going up outside of Chicago, Miami, NYC, Las Vegas. Get people back into the cities and out of the suburbs! Density is great!
OKC is getting a new tallest as well. A tower designed by Pickard Chilton for Devon Corp - reportedly 44 stories. Slated to break ground early '09.
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Old June 16th, 2008, 06:46 AM   #36
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Cool! Do you have any pics?

That tower is going to do wonders for Cincinnati, a city well deserving of a new tallest.
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Old June 16th, 2008, 05:48 PM   #37
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This tower is going to really add to the Cincy skyline. Its beautiful. I love the top.
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Old June 16th, 2008, 07:09 PM   #38
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Queen City reminds me a lot of 1930's era skyscrapers like the Empire State building and the Chrysler building.
Yes, it definitely has the art deco look, which is really cool in my opinion. This will be a great addition to Cincinnati.
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Old June 16th, 2008, 07:17 PM   #39
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Cool! Do you have any pics?

That tower is going to do wonders for Cincinnati, a city well deserving of a new tallest.
I don't think the OKC design will be unveiled for a few more months.

And I'm a big fan of the Cincy tower.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 06:08 AM   #40
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This tower and Key Tower in Cleveland share a resemblance, minus their crowns. Coincidence?




(This great picture is from MayDay's tour over on SSP.)
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