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Idea Center at Playhouse Square

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Identification

Idea Center at Playhouse Square
One Playhouse Square
244430

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
curtain wall
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

commercial office
school radio station theater/opera tv studio

Facts

  • The building has an enclosed feature on its north addition (constructed in 1932) adding the equivalent of three floors above the seventh floor roof level.
  • The sixth floor, the uppermost floor fronting Euclid Avenue, features seven skylights.
  • The 300-seat Studio One can be used either for television broadcasts or as a theater for intimate performances.
  • The building is the former location of the studios of radio station WJW-AM where in 1951 Alan Freed (1922-1965) first used the term "rock and roll" on the air to describe the newly emerging form of rhythm and blues music he played on his radio program.
  • The building formerly housed the Cleveland Public Library.
  • The building's $42 million renovation was completed in 2005.
  • A north entrance from leads to Idea Center's technology core.

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Location

1363-1399 Euclid Avenue
1370 Dodge Court
1375 Euclid Avenue
44115
Downtown
Cleveland
Ohio
U.S.A.

Technical Data

102.00 ft
7
1912
2005
5

Involved Companies


Walker & Weeks


2005

Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates

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