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Key Tower

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Preceded by  Terminal Tower
Type  Office
Opening  January 1992
Floors  57
Construction started  17 October 1988
Status  Complete
Completed  1991
Height  271 m, 289 m to tip
Opened  January 1992
Architect  César Pelli
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Location  127 Public Square Cleveland, Ohio
Architecture firm  César Pelli and Associates
Similar  Terminal Tower, 200 Public Square, Marriott at Key Center, Old Stone Church, Society for Savings Building

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Key Tower is a skyscraper on Public Square in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Designed by architect César Pelli, it is the tallest building in the state of Ohio, the 24th-tallest in the United States, and the 165th-tallest in the world. The building reaches 57 stories or 947 feet (289 m) to the top of its spire, and it is visible from up to 20 miles (32 km) away. The tower contains about 1.5 million square feet (139,355 m²) of office space.

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Map of Key Tower, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

Key Tower's anchor tenant is KeyCorp, a major regional financial services firm. On the top floor is Intellectual Property boutique firm Amin, Turocy & Watson, LLP. In 2014 the law firm of BakerHostetler announced that it would move its headquarters to the building, taking up several floors being vacated by KeyCorp. The international law firm Squire Patton Boggs is headquartered here and a major tenant. It is also headquarters to Dan T. Moore Companies, located on the 27th floor. Key Tower is connected to the Marriott at Key Center, built in conjunction with the tower, and the older Society for Savings Building. It is the tallest building between Philadelphia and Chicago. It is also the tallest building in the Midwest United States outside of Chicago.

History

It was originally built as the Society Center and was the headquarters for Cleveland-based Society Corporation. Society had recently acquired Ameritrust and canceled Ameritrust's plans for an even taller building on Public Square. It was renamed Key Tower after Society merged with KeyCorp and took the KeyCorp name. Indeed, it was decided to make Cleveland the headquarters for the new KeyCorp because it was felt the then-Society Center was more commensurate with the merged bank's status as a major bank.

Key Tower was developed by the Richard E. Jacobs Group.

When Key Tower was completed in 1991 by Turner Construction Company, it became the tallest building between Chicago and New York City. The 975-foot (297 m) Comcast Center in Philadelphia assumed this distinction in 2007. The Chamber of Commerce Building stood on the tower's site from 1898 to 1955.

F-111, James Rosenquist's large pop art painting, hung in the tower's lobby until building owner Richard Jacobs sold it to the Museum of Modern Art in 1996. He replaced it in 1998 with Songs for Sale, a mural by artist David Salle. In October 2005, Key Bank installed four 15-foot (4.6 m) long illuminated logos at the base of the tower's crowning pyramid. Each sign weighs 1,500 pounds (680 kg).

A smaller-scale building was proposed by Pelli to be built in Hartford, Connecticut during the late 1980s, but the plan was ultimately canceled.

References

Key Tower Wikipedia


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