Regions Bank joins skyline

September 29, 2009
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The Regions name and logo are joining the city's skyline atop One Indiana Square. Workers continue to install a new facade for the 36-story building, which was badly damaged by a 2006 storm. Last year, the work revealed the old Indiana National Bank sign. The building last carried the INB flag in the early-1990s, before Indiana's large local banks fell to out-of-state acquisitions. Birmingham, Alabama-based Regions joins M&I, Chase, Fifth Third, Key and Old National in adorning downtown skyscrapers.

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  • Theses skyscrapers are hardly even that. Doesn't a SKYscraper need to touch the clouds once in a while? These are mid rise mediocre buildings at best. Take the building that Chase occupies... Skyscraper, I think not.
    • No, the building simply has to be tall in relation to other buildings and significantly change the city's skyline.
    • Purdue student: Chase Tower is the 38th tallest building in America (which is saying something considering the number of "skyscrapers" in NYC and Chicago alone) and 133rd in the world. It is the tallest building in the Midwest outside of Chicago and Cleveland. She may not be much to look at but she's definitely a skyscraper and you're definitely something else.
    • Purdue Student: I hope you are not speaking for the masses of PU students. If you were downtown on the 4th of July, you would have had no idea how high that building is. It wasn't just touching the clouds, it was largely hidden by them. Sheez, guy, get a grip....
    • The tower's new lighting is somewhat a disappointment. The concept is good but the blue lights are not intense enough to show up from a distance. Is this the final lighting or will they be brighter. Also it would be nice to have lighting on the east and west facades.
    • It might be helpful to study Purdue Student. Mom and Dad worked hard for that beer money. :)

      Cory-in case anybody at IBJ cares the new format brings the suckage. I am a subscriber to the print copy FWIW.
    • I actually think the Blue looks neat. It may be more vivid if all the bars were let up correctly, but some lights are missing.

      When it's a somewhat hazy night, or when you drive by it on 65, it shoots a beam of blue into the night sky. I walk my dog late at night along Pennsylvania street all the way up to 47th street, and I can clearly see the building standing out and glowing. I'm looking at the North Side of the building though. You're right the sides should have had something too, but it looks like that is where the Regions Sign is going.
    • As a kid, we used to stand in the middle of Penn at 47th Street to watch the fireworks. Sorry, just traveling down memory lane.
    • ***** I Need The Grand Opening Date from 1970 *****
      Greetings,

      I was there with my twin brother & others as a child for the Ribbon Cutting ceremony & Grand Opening of the Indiana National Bank about 40 years ago.

      Mayor Dick Lugar was helping with the ribbon cutting ceremony ... of which each "cutting" had a brand new dollar bill stapled to it.

      We were standing right near the front of the crowd where they were handing these ribbon/dollar cutoffs out to dignitaries. This was outside, up on the 3rd floor terrace.
      And my brother kept saying "...& one for Ron French the great", over & over again.

      So the last ribbon cutoff that Mayor Dick Lugar handed out was indeed to this unknown Ron French little boy, which we still have that Indiana National Bank Grand Opening momento to this day!

      Can anyone help me, was anyone else there that day that remembers it, or would anyone know what that Grand Opening date actually was???

      It was either Springtime or in the Fall. We had jeckets on.

      By the way, during our tour, they showed us where the vault was a couple of story's below ground level. That was pretty cool for young 10 or 11 year-old boys to see.

      Thanks,

      Don
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