Skyline of Columbus Ohio
This is an acrylic fridge magnet souvenir of the Skyline of Columbus Ohio United States. The tallest building in the city is the 41-story Rhodes State Office Tower, which rises 192 metres and was completed in 1973. The city's second-tallest structure is the LeVeque Tower, a 1927 Art Deco skyscraper which was the first building in the state to be built on caisson foundations. The history of skyscrapers in Columbus began with the completion in 1900 of 16 East Broad Street, which is regarded as the first high-rise in the city. It is 13 stories and 55 metres in height. Columbus went through an early high-rise construction boom in the 1920s, during which time the city saw the completion of the 169 metre LeVeque Tower, which stood as the tallest structure in Columbus for 46 years. Although no Columbus skyscraper ranks among the tallest in the United States, the city is the site of five skyscrapers at least 150 metres high. The skyline of Columbus is ranked first in Ohio, fourth in the Midwest (after Chicago, Minneapolis, and Detroit) and 19th in the country.
The Building Boom Ended
Columbus has been the site of very little high-rise construction since the construction boom ended in 1991 with the completion of Fifth Third Center in 1998. Since then, only four skyscrapers that rank in city's 20 tallest buildings have been constructed, the tallest being the 96 metre Miranova Condominiums. The most recent high-rise development in the city was The Condominiums at North Bank Park, Eight on the Square and the Grange Mutual Companies Building which are being renovated. The largest high-rise development taking place in Columbus is Buggyworks Phase II, which is expected to rise 23 stories in height. It is the city's only building proposed for construction that is taller than 20 stories.