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Two Procter & Gamble Plaza Tower I

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Identification

Two Procter & Gamble Plaza Tower I
Procter & Gamble Tower I, P & G Tower I
122094

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
limestone
postmodernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The architects were recognized with an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1987.
  • This site was previously occupied by the Broadway Film Building and 424-436 Commercial Square.
  • The building’s limestone cladding connects it to the existing structure, while white marble accentuates the structure, bringing it to a higher visual pitch.
  • These new buildings join with the existing One Procter & Gamble Plaza and Two Procter & Gamble Plaza Tower II to form the world headquarters of Procter & Gamble. As an ensemble, One and Two Procter & Gamble Plaza create a large L-shaped figure focused on an exterior garden.
  • The buildings are situated on the eastern edge of Cincinnati’s downtown core and are therefore required to be both a gateway and a terminus to the city. The duality of this role is exploited by positioning two tower forms at the joint of the L-shaped figure. Externally, they symbolize a gateway to the city. Internally, they focus on and embrace the garden which terminates the eastern edge of the city.
  • An entry pavilion is introduced as a mediator between garden and building. This structure contains a fountain which becomes the eastern counterpart to the historic Fountain Square in the center of Cincinnati.

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Location

401-429 East 6th Street, 520-532 Broadway
301 East 6th Street
45202
Cincinnati
Ohio
U.S.A.

Technical Data

228.75 ft
17
1982
1985

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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