Redeveloping Downtown explores the evolution of Columbus’ modern urban form from 1950 to the present.
Columbus, like many American cities after the Second World War, grappled with maintaining an old and decaying business district as the city rapidly expanded and new shopping areas were created. Columbus’ response was to “start over” by redeveloping a major section of downtown.
As time and circumstances changed, so did downtown. Initial and subsequent efforts to maintain a strong retail base in the downtown eventually have given way to a focus on offices, entertainment, and the arts.
Redeveloping Downtown has been made possible through the support of CSO Architects, Lochmueller Group, Hitchcock Design Group + Blue Marble Design, CWC Latitudes, and the Columbus Area Visitors Center.
Redeveloping Downtown will open Friday, June 3rd with a reception from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the IU Center for Art+Design Gallery. The exhibition will continue through August 26th. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 1-5 pm.
For more information, contact the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives at 812-379-1297 or IUCA+D at 812-375-7550.
Cost: Free and open to the public
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