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Public Square, Cleveland

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55 Public Square is a 22-story skyscraper located at number 55 Public Square, the town square of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Designed by Carson Lundin & Shaw Architects, it is 300 feet tall, was completed in 1958, and was the first new skyscraper built in Cleveland since the Terminal Tower complex was completed in 1930. It was also the first tall International Style building in the city and the first to use a reinforced concrete frame. The consulate general of Slovenia is located in the building.
Like other modernist office towers of its time (including the Seagram Building, built in the same year), it is set back from the street by a small pedestrian plaza, which is interrupted only by a single-story restaurant at one end. The tower was initially intended to employ a steel frame, but reinforced concrete was used for the upper 12 floors because of a steel shortage. A seven-story parking garage adjoins it on the north side. The building was built at a cost of $17 million, and was first owned by Vincent Astor and the Brooks-Harvey Co. of New York City. Willett Properties LLC. of Rye, New York purchased the building in late 2003, and owned it until July 2008 when it was sold to Optima International LLC, a Miami-based real estate investment firm led by Chaim Schochet and 2/3rd owned by the Privat Group, one of Ukraine's largest business and banking groups. It is classified as class B office space.
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  • This place is a flurry of activity in the summer. There are street musicians performing and children cooling off in the water sprays. Great to see so many people enjoying downtown Cleveland.  more »
  • Since it's overhaul and renewal a few years ago it is one of the reasons Cleveland downtown is a very walkable place. The new design and architecture make a visit a completely amazing experience. Lots...  more »
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  • A nice central plaza in downtown Cleveland. The square is located next to Tower City, a major transportation hub and shopping center. This is a great place to go for a walk and take in the sights of downtown Cleveland. The city has made quite a comeback in recent years, and this is one of the more impressive landmarks in the city.
  • Very clean and beautiful. My kids loved the huge fountain and huge open space to run around. Plan to go back several times before the end of our trip.

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