The renovation of the old Legal Arts Building into the Republic Plaza is showing signs of progress. Jaytee Properties, brainchild of Republic Banks’ Steve Trager, has given us the first tangible evidence of the renovations going on inside the new Republic Plaza. New floor-to-ceiling glass, with the slightest of blue hints, is being installed across the building.
The new glass seems to be a marked improvement over the two-thirds vision glass alternative, but what about the natural ventilation? Is republic Plaza doomed to become an air-conditioned only ghetto? In today’s age of sustainable architecture, it seems a shame to replace operable windows with their 1980s counterparts. We’re hoping the rest of the renovation will stun us.
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