Glen Woodruff, director of business development for Wittenberg Delony & Davidson Architects and the StudioMAIN coordinator for the Financial Quarter project, said the goal is to reintroduce the area to downtown workers who know it through the lens of parking decks and office cubicles only, to make downtown more pedestrian-friendly and to connect other developing areas of downtown.
Finnish Internet and telecommunications services company Saunalahti Group Oyj reported on Thursday (28 April) an operating loss of EUR3.4m on turnover of EUR50.7m for the financial quarter January-March 2005.
To attract inward investment and with an estimated increase of 50,000 professionals working in Birmingham's financial quarter predicted for the next decade, the availability of office buildings such as 134 Edmund Street are vital to the city's success.
High-end storage systems market leader EMC was one of the companies worst hit by the slowdown in IT spending in its latest financial quarter - but the company was also hammered by fierce competition from Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and IBM.
With hopes of revitalizing more of downtown Little Rock, studioMAIN is leading an effort to create the Financial Quarter, an area stretching from Sixth Street to the Arkansas River and Main Street to Broadway.