I’ve written about the enormous boom in new building construction in downtown Columbus, but there’s another trend underway that also is helping to make the downtown core cooler: taking old buildings and sprucing them up. Interesting signage on the walls, flags draped down the front, neon signs, bunting — they all can take an older structure and give it a fresh new look.
The latest example of this phenomenon is the Yerke Mortgage Company building, now called 145 Rich. I love the construction company sign that’s just been painted on the side of the building, which has a nifty retro element to it. Touches like these help to make the downtown area a more visually appealing place.