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Vern Riffe State Office Tower

Identification

Vern Riffe State Office Tower
Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts
119078

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
postmodernism

Usages

governmental office theater/opera

Facts

  • Named for Vernal G. Riffe, Jr. who served as Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1975 to 1994.
  • The complex includes the 854-seat Capitol Theatre, one of Columbus' premier performance venues.
  • An earlier scheme for this site, by the same architects, would have included the a site to the west of the current location, effectively closing South Wall Street north of West State Street.

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Location

77 South High Street
43215
Columbus
Ohio
U.S.A.

Technical Data

153.47 m
153.47 m
153.47 m
32
1988
$130,000,000

Involved Companies

NBBJ
construction company, electrical engineering, elevator supplier, facade supplier, general contractor, lightning protection, owner, parking management
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