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National Skyscraper Day

Updated: Jan 21

Today is National Skyscraper Day!


To celebrate, this blog post will feature one of our many favorite skyscrapers here in Cleveland – the 925 Building, also known as the Huntington Bank Building and formerly the Union Trust Building. At 22 floors, this building reaches 289 feet tall in the sky. At one point, it was the largest office building in Cleveland with over 1.2 million square feet of floor space… which equals about 23 footballs fields, including both end zones!



This building is a current project of ours at Sandvick Architects and is undergoing some major renovation!

But first, let’s take a quick look at the building’s history.

  • Original Construction: 1924

  • Original Building Cost: $17 million

  • Original Architects: Graham, Anderson, Probst & White (Located in Chicago, this was the nation’s largest architecture firm at the time that worked under one roof.)

Other notable projects completed by this firm:

  • Union Station in Washington D.C.

  • Terminal Tower in Cleveland

  • Higbee Building (what is now the JACK Casino) in Cleveland

INTERESTING FACT: 925 Euclid was the last building to ever be designed by Pierce Anderson, who passed away shortly before its completion in 1924.


The most notable feature of this building is the L-shaped three-story banking room, which is the largest banking hall in the country with 77 teller windows.


Since its original construction in 1924, this building underwent a $6 million restoration in 1973 and another $20 million renovation in 1991. In 2011, the Huntington National Bank moved from 925 Euclid to 200 Public Square and since then the building sat mostly vacant. In May 2018, The Millennia Companies purchased the building for $40 million and plans for its renovation to become a mixed-use, high-end space were finally sent into motion.


We have been drawing up plans to include about 250,000 square feet of offices, a 178-room hotel, and around 250 residential apartments with a few dozen penthouses. There is also possibility for a high-end Asian restaurant and a luxury car showroom to be housed in the former banking hall.



This project received a $25 million state tax credit for historic preservation, which will be paid out by the state once the project is complete. The estimated completion date is in 2022.


925 Euclid is the largest project to date for us here at Sandvick Architects. Once it is completed, it will no doubt be our favorite skyscraper in the Cleveland skyline.


What is your favorite skyscraper??


Best,

The Sandvick Team

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