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Old Posted Jul 11, 2008, 2:42 PM
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CLEVELAND | Key Tower | 948' Pinnacle / 888' Roof | 57 FLOORS | 1991

Key Tower is Cleveland's tallest at 948 ft/290m to the top of the spire (888 ft./271m to the top of the pyramidal crown), with a total of 63 floors (57 office, 6 maintenance). It's also the tallest skyscraper in the state of Ohio. Key Tower built in 1991 as Society Center and designed by Cesar Pelli and Associates. The art deco-influenced design shares similiarities to other Pelli designs of the era, including Bank of America in Charlotte, and the original proposal for the Norwest Tower in Minneapolis. The tower is clad in granite with stainless steel mullions and crown. In 2005, KeyBank added illuminated signage to the four sides of the crown:



















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Another Pelli masterpiece
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2008, 6:18 PM
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I didn't know about the red key.
I'm sure I like it.
On the other hand, the building is one of the best designs by Pelli.
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Without this tower, the Cleveland skyline would be rather bland.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2008, 8:09 PM
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I love the Key Tower. Clean lines, nice cap, and an architecture that despite being 200'+ taller, demurs to its more extravagant neighbor (as it should).

One of my favorite Pelli buildings (and I find most of them fairly understated and bland).

BTW, this one turned out much better than its 50 story 700' cousin that was to be built in Hartford at the same time (I think it was even called Society Center as well!):

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It looks like it could do with some company. Add a few more 700+ footers in the immediate area.
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the sun really plays with its facade....i like this one alot!!!!
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