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Queen City Square, Cincinnati’s premier business center, is the city's newest and most prominent downtown development. The inspiring complex features 1 million square feet of Class A+ office space, the tallest building in the region, and downtown’s first “green” building. Queen City Square has a commanding presence on the Cincinnati skyline and is the leading symbol of the city’s economic vitality.
Located in the heart of Cincinnati’s business district, the exceptionally designed Queen City Square is ideal for companies desiring distinction, environmental sensitivity, worker productivity and advanced technologies.
The building's architect, Gyo Obata, designed the building to include a top inspired by Diana, Princess of Wales's tiara. Gyo was flipping through books when he came upon a picture of Diana wearing a crown. "That's perfect. Here we have the crown of the building, and the nickname for the city is Queen City," said Joe Robertson of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum remarking to Gyo when he first saw the picture. The building will be constructed of glass and aluminum. It has met with approval from Sue Ann Painter, author of "Architecture in Cincinnati" (Ohio University Press, 2006), who believes the skyscraper's headdress recalls the iconic Chrysler Building. She continues to say that the building is somewhat conservative, but pays homage to the other skyscrapers in Cincinnati. Jay Chatterjee, a former dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning says that the design is similar to buildings constructed in the United States during the 1980s, that it does not break any new ground at all.