Vern Riffe State Office Tower

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Vern Riffe State Office Tower
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Vern Riffe State Office Tower
Etymology Vern Riffe
General information
Location77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio
Coordinates 39°57′37″N83°00′03″W / 39.9603°N 83.0008°W / 39.9603; -83.0008 Coordinates: 39°57′37″N83°00′03″W / 39.9603°N 83.0008°W / 39.9603; -83.0008
Roof503 ft (153 m)
Technical details
Floor count32
Floor area102,192 m2 (1,099,990 sq ft)
Design and construction

The Vern Riffe State Office Tower is a 503 ft-tall (153 m) skyscraper on Capitol Square in downtown Columbus, Ohio. It was completed in 1988 and has 32 floors. NBBJ designed the building, which is the fifth-tallest in Columbus, and has 102,192 m² of floor area. An earlier concept for the site, also designed by NBBJ, would have included a site to the west of the present location, and would have effectively closed off South Wall Street north of West State Street. The building was named for Vernal G. Riffe, Jr, who served as Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1975 to 1994. The complex also contains the 854-seat Capitol Theatre.


The project was completed for $130 million. [1]

The working office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is located on the building's 30th floor. [2]

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  2. "Contact Us". State of Ohio. Retrieved April 16, 2020.