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Terminal Tower

Identification

Terminal Tower
121783

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
granite
limestone
applied masonry
light brown
beaux-arts / historism

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • 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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Location

50 Public Square
44113
U.S.A.

Technical Data

771.01 ft
708.01 ft
708.01 ft
52
1923
1930
$9,999,519

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

construction company, developer, environmental consultant, excavation company, facade consultant, formwork supplier, general contractor, parking management, property management, steel supplier

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • National landmark