One Cleveland Center - 1983
The Stubbins Associates
1375 East Ninth St., Cleveland
One Cleveland Center is Cleveland's fifth tallest building. It is notable for its angular shape as most of the surrounding buildings are in the more formal International Style. Another unusual aspect is the building's angular site placement, a rarity given downtown Cleveland's "grid" street pattern. The Stubbins Associates also designed the Citicorp Center in New York City.
Fifth Third Center - 1992
600 Superior Ave., Cleveland
Originally constructed as the Bank One Center, this building features a distinctive green hipped roof and twin-spired antennae. The tower was renamed in 2003 when Fifth Third Bank of Cincinnati relocated its Cleveland area operations to the structure. Fifth Third Bank signage was added in spring of 2004. The site was formerly the home to the Hollenden Hotel.
Federal Court House Tower - 2002
Kallman, McKinnell & Wood/General Services Administration
801 Superior Avenue West
This tower is currently the tallest in the western central business district, with the name “Court House” chosen in homage to the old Federal Building which formerly housed the operations now located in this tower. The building features a distinctive cornice which was illuminated at night for several years. Another notable feature is an enclosed walkway which connects the tower to Tower City Center. A abstract bronze sculpture of "Justice" by artist Jim Dine highlights the entrance on Huron Road.
Justice Center - 1976
Prindle, Patrick and Partners
1300 Ontario St., Cleveland
The Justice Center is the downtown headquarters of the Cleveland Police Department. The complex features this tower which houses numerous courtrooms. Also located at the complex is “Portal”, a large sculpture by noted artist Isamu Noguchi and other public art installations.
Anthony J. Celebreeze Federal Building - 1967
Outcalt, Guenther, Rode and Bonebrake
1240 East Ninth St., Cleveland
This building houses numerous government agency offices. One of the original designs for this building was an eight-story structure with central courtyard that occupied most of the site. The building is currently undergoing a facade replacement and subsequent encasement which will enhance the building's energy efficiency and operations.
PNC Center - 1980
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
1900 East Ninth St., Cleveland
This tower was built as the headquarters for the National City Bank Corporation and replaced the Bond department store.
The Lumen (Playhouse Square Tower) - announced 2017, groundbreaking Spring 2018
396 ft/115m (residential tower component)
Euclid Avenue at East 17th Street
This proposed tower is slated for a site directly east of the historic Hanna Building. The building features a glassy facade with various sections protruding at a slight angle to create visual interest. Upon completion, the structure will contain 319 residential units and an adjacent 550-space parking garage. The groundbreaking ceremony took place in April 2018 and construction of the foundation commenced in the fall of 2018.
Metropolitan at the 9 (Cleveland Trust Tower) - 1971
Marcel Breuer and Hamilton Smith
2017 East Ninth Street, Cleveland
This building was constructed as the headquarters of the Cleveland Trust bank. This tower was originally designed with an adjacent wing (on the site of the 1010 Euclid Building), which was never built. With its black granite and exposed concrete window framing, the tower is a stark contrast to the Beaux-Arts styled Cleveland Trust Rotunda - the original headquarters for the Cleveland Trust bank designed by George B. Post.
Cleveland Trust later became Ameritrust Bank, which eventually merged with Society Bank (Society Bank is now part of KeyBank). After the bank mergers, the building was vacated and maintained for over a decade. At one time, the tower was to be demolished in a controversial and ill-conceived plan as the site for the new Cuyahoga County administration center. The plan was reworked, and the administration center was constructed adjacent to the tower at the corner of East Ninth Street and Prospect Avenue.
In 2013, redevelopment started of the tower, rotunda and adjacent 1010 Euclid Building into a mixed-use complex called "The 9" including hotel, residential and retail. The tower contains apartments and a hotel; the rotunda and 1010 Building is home to a Heinens grocery store.
Cleveland Hilton Convention Center - 2016
100 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland
This 600+ room hotel was completed in June 2016 at the site of the former Cuyahoga County administration building. The distinctive facade is angled to pay homage to the pathways on Mall B below. The cornice of the podium is 90 feet tall, also an homage to the surrounding buildings in the Group Plan of 1903. A notable feature is the publicly accessible 32nd floor bar and deck. It is the tallest all-hotel structure in Cleveland and in the State of Ohio. Click here to see earthcam views of the construction.
AT&T Huron Road Building (SBC/Ohio Bell Building) - 1927
Hubbell and Benes
750 Huron Road, Cleveland
The tallest Art Deco building in Cleveland, and reputedly an influence for the “Daily Planet” building in the Superman comic series (created by Cleveland natives Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster). This tower was briefly the tallest in Cleveland until the Terminal Tower was constructed.
Rhodes Tower (Cleveland State University) - 1971
Outcault and Guenther
2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
This building is the second tallest building dedicated to education in the United States, as well as the tallest academic building in Ohio. The structure is named after former Ohio Governor James A. Rhodes. For many years, floodlights illuminated the building; in 2002 Cleveland State University added signage at the top floors of the building to mark the institution's presence in the skyline.
1111 Superior (Eaton Center) - 1983
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
1111 Superior Ave., Cleveland
This tower was the headquarters for the Eaton Corporation, and was one of Cleveland’s first skyscrapers with a reflective glass facade. The building's floorplates are essentially two chamfered intersecting squares, resulting in the tower's distinct shape.
This building will be sited atop an existing parking garage which was built in 2005 and completed to allow for additional floors to be added at a later date. An initial proposal for a residential tower by Richard Fleischman and Associates never came to fruition. The facade of the Beacon structure would be clad in metal panels which would give the tower a gradient effect of darker at the base and lighter toward the upper floors. Original plans for the existing garage included recladding to match the tower's facade. Construction commenced in September, 2017.