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The PNC Building Is Getting A Gorgeous, Modern Update

One of Downtown’s blocky, 1970s buildings is getting a modern overhaul.

The PNC Building, located at 155 E. Broad Street, is adding a new residential area to the office building. The tower was built in 1977 and has 24 stories. It’s not the tallest building in the city, but it does have a unique presence.

The building has been getting some major updates that will bring a restaurant, garden, public park, and more when construction is completed this summer. The entire building previously served as office space only, but the new space will be a mixed-use facility named the Preston Centre.

Renderings by Edwards Urban.

One of the most visually striking aspects of this project will be the green spaces. A landscaped plaza that includes a sunken garden, a waterfall, and a small pond will be open to the public during daylight hours, adding a breath of fresh air to E. Broad Street.

A new restaurant by Cameron Mitchell will look out onto the nature-filled plaza in addition to a retail space.

Renderings by Edwards Urban.

The other outdoor space is one of the most interesting parks to be built in Columbus in a long time. This new space is inspired by New York’s Highline park.

If you’re unfamiliar, Highline is an incredible park built on a historic, elevated rail line in New York City. High Line has gardens, art, performances, and even food carts. Plus it gives a unique perspective of the city.

Renderings by Edwards Urban.

At Preston Centre, our above-ground catwalk will include a gorgeous public garden. The elevated park would connect two other Edwards Companies builds, the PNC Building and a new proposal on the Corner of Broad and Young.

When the renovation is complete, Preston Centre will include 105 residential units, 170,000 square feet of office space, and ground-floor retail.

While most of the project is expected to be completed this summer, the restaurant will open after the rest of the space.