Thursday, August 17, 2000

Revival led by building, sculpture

Renaissance Center dedicated

By Earnest Winston
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        HAMILTON — Gov. Bob Taft heaped praise on the city of Hamilton on Wednesday during the dedication of the One Renaissance Center and the unveiling of “The Hamilton Gateway” sculpture.

        Mr. Taft said never has Hamilton been “so thriving, so bustling and so dynamic” as it is today.

        “Hamilton is the renaissance city in the state of Ohio,” the governor told hundreds of people gathered on the plaza of the new $18 million office tower.

        Other recent projects in Hamilton include a $5.1 million streetscape on High Street, which is expected to draw more shoppers, as well as development opportunities, downtown. Mayor Adolf Olivas said the dedication was “the culmination of a lot of work by a lot of people at a lot of different levels.”

        Nearly all of the city's offices have moved into the office tower at High Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The 120,000-square-foot, seven-story building was built by Corporex Cos. About 80,000 square feet is being leased by Hamilton.

        The building fronts onto a new, 20,000-square-foot landscaped plaza featuring a 66-foot public sculpture. The sculpture was donated by retired Butler County Common Pleas Judge John Moser and his wife, Shirley. Minneapolis-based artists Andrea Myklebust and Stanton Sears completed the sculpture.

        “My parents have done so many things quietly — that no one knows about — for this community,” said lawyer Don Moser, who along with his wife, Susan, and their 1-year-old son, Maxwell, posed for a picture in front of the sculpture.


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