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Construction on Cannon Drive on Ohio State University's campus.
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The exit ramp at Medical Center Drive and King Avenue reopened on Wednesday, a relief for frequent travelers on state Route 315.

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White Castle and city leaders broke ground Thursday on a new, $65 million Columbus headquarters. Flanked by a "town cryer" in period costume, a line of dignitaries dug shovel-sized spatulas into the ground next to the burger chain's current home office near Grandview. 

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Demolition is starting at the old site of Columbus Castings, a complex with 44 acres under roof and several more acres of area grounds. 

Kai Yee on a Cleveland construction site in winter
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For people who work indoors, snow, ice, and subfreezing temperatures are often nothing more than an inconvenience. But for construction companies and their employees, harsh winter weather can be something more—a financial and physical hazard.

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Construction was among the industries that saw the most job growth in Ohio last year, according to state employment data published Wednesday by the U.S. Labor Department.

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Contractors believe 2018 will be a big year for projects from infrastructure improvements to corporate office updates. But a national survey shows one big challenge is set to stand in the way of these projects.

The Trump administration has been eliminating some protections that allow more than 300,000 people to live and work in the U.S. under what is known as temporary protected status. Many could face deportation when their status expires.

An estimated 50,000 of them work in the construction industry, concentrated in areas like Texas, Florida and California that are recovering from hurricanes and wildfires and where labor shortages in construction are especially acute.

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Columbus city officials have announced the developer for a 20 acre project on the Scioto Peninsula. Buckingham Companies, based in Indianapolis, will spearhead a massive construction project that will alter the Franklinton neighborhood.

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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther’s administration is testing a new arrangement with a construction union to use more local workers to build a new fire station.

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An interest group representing construction firms nationwide says nearly three quarters of Ohio firms are having trouble finding qualified workers.

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A trillion dollars for infrastructure? That's what President Trump is pushing for the United States, and Gahanna real estate developer Dan Slane is one of the people trying to figure out how that might happen. 

City of Columbus

Columbus city leaders say a 35-story skyscraper will take the place of the North Market parking lot, a piece of prime real estate tucked between downtown, the Short North and the Arena District.

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What was the site of the nation’s first ever public housing complex is getting a second life. As residents begin moving into new housing at the old Poindexter Village, though, many see the complex as a site of lost history. 

When he addresses a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, President Trump is expected to outline some of his plans for rebuilding the nation's crumbling infrastructure.

And he will likely reiterate his commitment to "buy American and hire American," as he repeated often during the campaign and since taking office last month.

But what exactly does that mean for state departments of transportation and the contractors who build transportation projects?

Hotel LeVeque

The interior of Columbus’ iconic skyscraper, the LeVeque Tower, is getting another makeover.  When renovations to the 90-year-old structure are complete in about a month, LeVeque Tower will feature a boutique hotel, apartments and condos and commercial office space. 

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