Cleveland, Ohio Skyline
This is an acrylic fridge magnet souvenir of the Cleveland Ohio skyline in the United States. Cleveland, the second-largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio, is home to 142 completed high-rises, 31 of which stand taller than 76 m. The tallest building in Cleveland is the 57-story Key Tower, which rises 289 metres on Public Square. The history of skyscrapers in Cleveland began in 1889 with the construction of the Society for Savings Building, often regarded as the first skyscraper in the city. Cleveland went through an early building boom in the late 1920s and early 1930s, during which several high-rise buildings, including the Terminal Tower, were constructed. The Terminal Tower stood as tallest building in Cleveland for 61 years, from 1930 until 1991. The city experienced a second, much larger building boom that lasted from the early 1970s to early 1990s, during which time it saw the construction of over 15 skyscrapers, including the Key Tower and 200 Public Square.
As of 2012, the skyline of Cleveland is 27th in the United States and 96th in the world with 14 buildings rising at least 100 metres in height. Cleveland is the site of three of the four Ohio skyscrapers that rise at least 200 m in height. When Key Tower was completed in 1991, 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. Key Tower is connected to the Marriott at Key Center, built in conjunction with the tower, and the older Society for Savings Building. The Chamber of Commerce Building stood on the tower's site from 1898 to 1955. But unlike many other major American cities, Cleveland was the site of relatively few skyscraper construction projects in recent decades. The most recently completed skyscraper in the city is the Carl B. Stokes Federal Court House Building, which was constructed in 2002 and rises 131 meters.