Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Atrium 2 Has a Helluva View

It was noon this past Sunday when my ringtone, the theme song to the tv sitcom "Roseanne," blared across the room as I rubbed my eyes and woke up to my morning, most other people's afternoon.

Casey Coston, a fellow streetcar supporter and broomball teammate, had invited myself and some other friends to check out the view from his office in the upper floors of Atrium 2.

With the completion of the 30 story Atrium 2 tower in 1984, the Atrium complex became perhaps the iconic symbol of Cincinnati's 1980's skyline.

Today, a new skyscraper is rising right next to it and the staggered, modernist balconies of the Atrium 2 tower provide an exclusive closeup view of not only Queen City Square's construction, but the surrounding area as far as your eye, or camera, can see.

Broadway Commons Before:

Broadway Commons After?:

Everyone's Favorite Abandoned Brewery:

Church of the Immaculata and St. Rose in the distance:


  1. It is amazingly beautiful up there. I love the unique western views you get from the inside of the tower, and the views of the twisting/turning Licking River with the rolling Nky hills are just amazing.

  2. Wish I had an office like that instead of stuck in a basement.
    Nice pictures.