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March 22, 2019

Ohio Center Garage Construction on Schedule

Work continues to go well on the site of the $18 million Ohio Center Garage, a 650-space parking facility on the east side of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. In our last communication, we discussed the planned replacement of the old Convention Center cooling tower. This work was successfully completed, and...
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March 11, 2019

Fly Through the Hilton Columbus Downtown Expansion

The excitement is already starting to build over the planned expansion of the Hilton Columbus Downtown, which will consist of a 28-story tower adjacent to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Conceptual designs are already well underway for the new tower, slated to open in fall of 2022. In fact, you...
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October 18, 2018

Convention Center Upgrades Result in Energy Savings, LEED Silver

The improvements to the Greater Columbus Convention Center were just about as impressive as a $140 million investment could buy. Completed in 2017, the project added 137,000 square feet of new space and renovated 800,000 square feet of existing space. The investment included major additions to the center’s art collection,...
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October 18, 2018

New Ohio Center Garage Will Dazzle

Within a couple of weeks, work will begin at the site of a new Convention Center garage unlike any other in the city. When complete, the $20 million Ohio Center Garage, a 650 space parking facility on the east side of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, will be notable as...
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October 18, 2018

Ticket Fee Vital to Future of Nationwide Arena

An overwhelmingly supportive crowd jammed Columbus City Council chambers Oct. 11 to speak in favor of a ticket fee to provide the arts and Nationwide Arena with funds needed for long-term viability. The meeting was the first public hearing held by City Council’s Rules and Reference Committee on a Greater Columbus...
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May 24, 2018

Smart Farm Proves to be a Smart Idea for Convention Center

For anyone walking through the North Building of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Smart Farm is hard to miss. Tucked into a wall behind plate glass and surrounded by LED lights, the green shoots and leaves of basil, chives, kale and other edible plants grow from their vertical hydroponic...
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May 24, 2018

Columbus shows world what it’s made of during NCAA Women’s Final Four

The NCAA Women’s Final Four played in Columbus over Easter weekend and is being called possibly the greatest in history, with some of the best basketball games ever played. Visitors, sportscasters, coaches and others in town for three sold-out games at Nationwide Arena heaped praise on both the city and organizers, calling the event...
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May 24, 2018

Video and motion graphic artists will soon have venue to show works: Convention Center

If you’re a video or motion graphics artist in Columbus, you’ll have a hard time finding a place to show your works outside of a commercial application. That’s about to change. In late June, Reese Brothers Productions, the curator of the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority’s art collection, will issue a...
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March 1, 2018

Downtown Hilton expansion to help area attract national events

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