National Veterans Memorial and Museum named best-designed building in Ohio

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Columbus is home to the best-designed building in the state.

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus was recently named the best-designed building in the state of Ohio by Architectural Digest.

The Architectural Digest said in the article that they broke down each state in the U.S. to determine which building stands out among all the rest.

“At its core, architecture moves past its function as merely a building and turns into a landmark once it’s made a distinct presence on a city’s identity. We believe these structures do just that,” according to the magazine.

National Veterans Museum and Memorial, which opened in October 2018 on Columbus’ downtown riverfront, feature stories from veterans from Central Ohio and across the United States.

Developers of the $82 million, 53,000-square-foot museum said they sought to inspire and educate visitors with inventive interactive displays.

The project was among the most important buildings to be completed in 2018, according to the magazine.

Allied Works Architecture designed the exterior, while the landscaping was done by OLIN, which successfully created a green aesthetic that was both inviting and inspiring. The building certainly alters the capital city’s skyline in ways only great architecture can—for the better, according to the magazine.

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