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Old Posted Nov 27, 2017, 9:01 PM
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Downtown Columbus Indiana

Here are some pictures of Downtown Columbus, Indiana. The city has a population of about 45,000 and is well know for its architecture, art and public space design. It is also home to Cummins Engine Company (Fortune 500).

"The President and member of the founding family of Cummins, J Irwin Miller established the Cummins Foundation and in 1957 made an offer to Columbus that the foundation would pay all the architects fees for new public buildings in Columbus. Thus this small Midwestern city has buildings by Eero Saarinen, Eliel Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Kevin Roche, Richard Meier, Harry Weese, César Pelli, Gunnar Birkerts, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, many of which feature extensive interiors designed by Alexander Girard." (wikipedia)

Today, Columbus, the Cummins Foundation and Miller family continue to invest in the unique environment and placemaking of the City. One of the newest efforts include Exhibit Columbus 2017 which is a new international art/sculpture exhibit. The initial Exhibit Columbus will be followed by another symposium and exhibition in 2018 and 2019.

NOTE: I took these pictures on a cold winter day during the Thanksgiving holiday week so a lot of people were off work. I also try not to have people in my photos. Downtown is usually a very busy place and when the weather is nice there are a lot of outdoor cafes etc.

Bridge coming into downtown




Courthouse


New mixed use/residential project




Veteran's Monument


Upland Brewing Company in the old pump house building on the river.


New State Street Bridge


The new Commons




















Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor since 1900


















Old City Hall






The Inn at Irwin Gardens








The Library


Cummins World Headquarters


Another new mixed use/residential project




The new Central Middle School


Art and Sculpture


















Mill Race Park and Covered Bridge downtown




Thanks for looking.
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Looks interesting. Thanks!
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That place is a visual treat. Thanks for the tour.
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What does downtwon Columbus Indiana look like? as a whole
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What does downtwon Columbus Indiana look like? as a whole
I don't know if these pictures will help with your question, but here are two overview photos.



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Very nice !
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A more comprehensive guide with narrative.

Columbus Indiana
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Thanks for the tour. Love the outdoor sculptures!
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Loving this! Columbus has been on my bucket list for a long time. Seeing this gives me even more reasons to want to go. Thanks for sharing!
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I like the public art...nice!
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nice work and nice to see the new stuff downtown since ive been there, which was many years ago.

its the architecture town that you could maybe compare to the art town of marfa, texas.

worth the detour, as they say in the michelin guides.
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thanks! I've always wanted to see the architecture there. There was a recent movie set in Columbus, Indiana simply called "Columbus" which got good reviews. And who can forget it's the hometown of Mike Pence? Okay, maybe you tried.
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art seem to be important there.
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Charming little place, thanks for sharing.
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thanks! I've always wanted to see the architecture there. There was a recent movie set in Columbus, Indiana simply called "Columbus" which got good reviews. And who can forget it's the hometown of Mike Pence? Okay, maybe you tried.
I haven't had a chance to see the movie but it has gotten very good reviews.
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art seem to be important there.
The community puts a lot of value on placemaking, public space, art and architecture. It has also seen a lot of economic return for that investment. While many similar sized midwest cities have dealt with economic decline Columbus continues to have solid population growth and has attracted several software companies as well as a lot of Japanese and Indian businesses.
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