This is a shot of what was billed as the “New State Office Tower” being built on East Broad Street, circa 1972.

It later would be known as the Rhodes Tower.

When it was opened, the tower became the tallest building in Columbus, and today that distinction remains.

The LeVeque Tower at the left previously had been the tallest building.

At the right is the RFI Insurance building, which today is the Key Bank building.

The One Columbus building at the northwest corner of Broad & High had not yet been built. That building wouldn’t open until the mid-1980s.