Structure in General
- Second-tallest building in the world when completed in 1930.
- Tallest building in North America outside New York until surpassed by Boston's Prudential Tower in 1964.
- 1,400 buildings on 35 acres were razed to make way for the Cleveland Union Terminal project whose tower was originally designed as a 14-storey structure with a 5-storey cupola.
- The Terminal Tower was "topped off" on August 18, 1927.
- The Terminal Tower is built on "air rights" over railroad tracks.
- The steel-reinforced concrete supports for the Terminal Tower reach bedrock approximately 250 feet below ground level.
- The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 as part of the Union Terminal Group.
- Opened as Cleveland Union Terminal and dedicated by the Van Sweringen brothers, Oris Paxton and Mantis James.
- The Terminal Tower has a 63 foot flagpole at its top, which brings the total tip height of the building to 771 feet.
- The tower proper is 98 feet square.
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general contractor, environmental consultant, construction company, developer, parking management, property management, steel supplier, formwork supplier, facade consultant, excavation company
Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings
- National landmark