Key Tower

skyscraper in Cleveland, Ohio

Key Tower is a skyscraper on Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio. It was designed by architect César Pelli. It is the tallest building in the state of Ohio, the 26th-tallest in the United States, and the 165th-tallest in the world.[3]

Key Tower
Key Tower (2018) (2).jpg
Key Tower's south side faces Public Square
Record height
Tallest in Ohio since 1991[I]
Preceded byTerminal Tower
General information
Location127 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio
Coordinates41°30′04″N 81°41′37″W / 41.50111°N 81.69361°W / 41.50111; -81.69361Coordinates: 41°30′04″N 81°41′37″W / 41.50111°N 81.69361°W / 41.50111; -81.69361
Construction startedOctober 17, 1988
OpeningJanuary 1992
OwnerThe Millennia Companies[2]
Architectural947 feet (289 m)[1]
Roof888 feet (271 m)
Technical details
Floor count57[1]
Floor area1,249,981 square feet (116,127.0 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectCesar Pelli[1]
DeveloperRichard E. Jacobs Group
Structural engineerSkilling Ward Magnusson Barkshire

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 has about 1.5 million square feet (139,355 m²) of office space.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Key Tower - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived from the original on 2013-06-27. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  2. Jarboe, Michelle (2017-01-31). "Key Tower returns to local ownership, with $267.5 million sale to Millennia Companies". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  3. "The World's Tallest Buildings | Statistics | EMPORIS".
  4. "Society Center". The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Case Western Reserve University. 1997-07-22. Retrieved 2009-08-22.

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