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PNC Tower

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Identification

PNC Tower
PNC Bank Tower, Central Trust Tower, Union Central Life Insurance Building
122082

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
granite
marble
terra-cotta
white
neo-classicism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • When completed this was the 5th-tallest building in the world, only behind buildings in New York.
  • Originally colored brown; was painted white around the 1940's.
  • Tallest building in Cincinnati from 1913 to 1931; surpassed by the Carew Tower.
  • The building appears on the skyline mural over the staircase at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, one block north.
  • Connected by two skyways at the 1st and 5th floors over Ogden Place to the PNC Building located just to the south.
  • It was originally built as the headquarters of the Union Central Life Insurance Company, which was founded in Cincinnati in 1867.
  • The firm left the tower in 1964, relocating to a new corporate complex in the northern suburb of Forest Park.
  • The Mitchell Building, one of Cincinnati's earliest high-rise buildings, and H.H. Richardson's Chamber of Commerce Building formerly stood on this site.

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Location

1-7 West 4th Street
339-379 Vine Street, 2 Ogden Place
1 West 4th Street
45202
Cincinnati
Ohio
U.S.A.

Technical Data

495.01 ft
495.01 ft
495.01 ft
31
1913
6
200

Involved Companies


Garber & Woodward
Cass Gilbert

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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