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Design work continues on dunnhumbyUSA building


Architects say they're about a month or two away from having a final design for the new dunnhumbyUSA building at the corner of Fifth and Race in downtown Cincinnati.  

Officials updated the city's Urban Design Review Board Tuesday about their preliminary work.  They said the challenge is to design a contemporary building that fits into the existing urban fabric of the city.  Architects say the outside of the building will be pre-cast concrete and lots of glass.  The concrete will have a dark color and will feature some texture.  

The dunnhumby facility will have 6 floors of parking, street level retail space and 4 floors of office space for the customer science company that does a lot of work for Kroger.  

Right now workers are busy constructing the underground parking garage that will support the rest of the development.  

The nine story building is expected to be completed at the end of next year.