Rhodes State Office Tower

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Rhodes State Office Tower
General information
TypeGovernment offices
Architectural styleModernism
Location30 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio
Coordinates39°57′45″N 82°59′58″W / 39.9626°N 82.9994°W / 39.9626; -82.9994Coordinates: 39°57′45″N 82°59′58″W / 39.9626°N 82.9994°W / 39.9626; -82.9994
Construction started1971
CostUS$66 million
OwnerState of Ohio
Roof191.72 m (629.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count41
3 below ground
Floor area111,483 m2 (1,199,990 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectDalton, Dalton, Little, and Newport
Brubaker/Brandt, Inc.

The James A. Rhodes State Office Tower is a 41-story, 629 ft (192 m) skyscraper on Capitol Square in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The Rhodes Tower was completed and occupied in 1974, and is currently the tallest building in Columbus and the fifth tallest in Ohio.

Currently, approximately 4,000 state employees work in the building.[5] Construction costs totaled approximately $66 million. It is named after Ohio's longest-serving governor, James A. Rhodes. The building's odd shape is attributed to a last-minute decision to cap its height; originally, the building was supposed to be nearly 150 ft (46 m) taller.

Rhodes Tower contains 1,200,000 sq ft (110,000 m2) of office space. The offices and courtroom for the Ohio Supreme Court were at one time located in the Rhodes Office Tower, having moved from the Judiciary Annex of the Statehouse. The court left the building for its own facility, the Ohio Judicial Center, in 2004. The Rhodes State Office Tower is located right behind the LeVeque Tower when viewing downtown Columbus from the west. The Columbus Board of Trade Building was demolished to make way for the skyscraper.

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  1. ^ "Rhodes State Office Tower". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Rhodes State Office Tower at Emporis
  3. ^ "Rhodes State Office Tower". SkyscraperPage.
  4. ^ Rhodes State Office Tower at Structurae
  5. ^ Facility Management. "James A. Rhodes State Office Tower". Ohio Building Authority. Retrieved 2009-03-10.

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