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The LeVeque Tower in downtown Columbus was once the fifth-tallest building in the world.

The LeVeque Tower in downtown Columbus was once the fifth-tallest building in the world.

COLUMBUS – Tower 10, LLC is pleased to announce that the office restoration and leasing has commenced in the LeVeque Tower, the city’s signature high-rise in the heart of downtown.

The Offices at LeVeque are integrated with the Hotel LeVeque and LeVeque Tower Residences in the massive renovation of the iconic structure. The Offices at LeVeque will consist of 10 floors totaling 160,000-square-feet of world-class office space in the historic LeVeque Tower at 50 W. Broad St. The 88-year-old LeVeque Tower is being renovated as a multi-use project featuring office, residential and hotel space.

The Offices at LeVeque offer a variety of flexible work environments designed for businesses of all sizes and a variety of needs. Amenities include stunning downtown views, gorgeous common areas and attractive work spaces reflective of the LeVeque’s Art Deco style. Tenants can enjoy the on-site conveniences of upscale dining, a stylish pub, a spa and fitness center, Starbucks, an attached parking garage and a complimentary downtown shuttle.

In addition, Offices at LeVeque offers easy access to three major highways and short walking distances to Capitol Square, City Hall, Columbus Commons and the Scioto Mile riverfront.

Tower 10, LLC, owned by entities held by Don Casto and Robert Meyers, purchased the LeVeque Tower in 2011. Kristy Daniel and Andy Mills, CCIM, of Elford Realty will be the representative leasing agents for the Offices at LeVeque.

“The LeVeque Tower enjoys the stature of being the most iconic building in the city, fortified by the widespread recognition of its location and skyline presence,” Meyers said. “The extensive restoration of the LeVeque and the diversity of uses should ensure its heritage for decades.”

The renovated office space includes updated corridors, all new restrooms, highlighted suite entrances, state-of-the-art lighting, raised ceilings, the potential for full open floor suites, significant art displays from many local artists, and new floor and wall treatments. New amenities also will include a new tenant lounge, billiards room, meeting rooms and other features.

“What has been a cornerstone of Columbus’ history and skyline is also now an important part of its future,” said Mills, president of Elford Realty. “The Offices at LeVeque will offer the opportunity for businesses to be at the center of government, commerce and community, in addition to having shared amenities with the upscale restaurant, Starbucks, hotel and residential amenities.”

“It’s exciting for us to reintroduce this distinctive building to the marketplace,” said Daniel, vice president at Elford Realty. “The major upgrades and renovations to the office floors create an entirely new experience and truly offer the Central Business District’s most unique Class A opportunity for businesses wanting to be downtown.”

The owners will honor the five individuals who died during the initial construction, which began in 1927. The building now includes a renovated three-story grand lobby, dedicated office elevators, new ventilation, heating and cooling systems, and on-site security personnel.

New residential units on 19 floors are available with apartments for lease and condominiums for sale by LVQ, LLC controlled by Kaufman Development.

In addition, Tower 10, LLC will be constructing two penthouse condominium units at the top of the tower, and will begin marketing these two very special condominiums in November.

The 150-room Hotel LeVeque, part of Marriott’s elite Autograph Collection, plans to open by the end of this year, operating on the 5th through 10th floors. It will feature a uniquely upscale restaurant designed by Concentrics Restaurants of Atlanta.

Dedicated as the American Insurance Union Citadel in 1927, the 47-story LeVeque Tower stands at 555.5 feet tall and has 420,000-square-feet of space. It was the fifth-tallest building in the world at the time of its construction. Sold to Leslie LeVeque and John Lincoln in 1946, it was renamed the LeVeque-Lincoln Tower the following year, and then the LeVeque Tower when Katherine LeVeque assumed ownership in 1977.

The LeVeque Tower in downtown Columbus was once the fifth-tallest building in the world. LeVeque Tower in downtown Columbus was once the fifth-tallest building in the world.

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