The Hyatt Arcade
Original Construction: 1890
Original Architect: John M. Eisenmann & George H. Smith
Restoration Completed: 2001
Project Cost: $60 million
Scale: 363,848 sq. ft.
Services Provided: Architect of Record, Public Interiors Restoration, Preservation Consultant for Federal Tax Credit and Conservation Easement
Ohio Historic Preservation Office: 2004 Award of Merit
Downtown Ohio, Inc: 2003 Ohio Preservation Award & Award of Merit
Greater Cleveland Growth Association: 2003 Ohio Preservation Award & Award of Merit
National Trust for Historic Preservation: 2002 Honor Award of Excellence
Cleveland Engineering Society:
2002 Award for Excellence
Cleveland Restoration Society:
2001 Preservation Award Rehabilitation of Older Structure
Northern Ohio Live:
2001 Award of Achievement
2001 Exceptional Accomplishment
This National Historic Landmark consists of a spectacular 300-foot long, five-story sky lit arcade with tiers of storefront galleries, retail shops and hotel rooms. Despite its remarkable architectural and engineering features, the Arcade suffered three decades of physical deterioration. Prospective developers were discouraged by the daunting scale of repair work needed, including restoration of historic elements, modernization of building systems, and finding a viable new use for the space. Efforts included the refurbishment of historic lanterns and the reinstatement of lighting in the twenty-four cast iron gryphon mouths, restoring the luster, richness and vitality which had gradually faded over the years.
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