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  • Cleveland Lift Bridges & Skyscrapers - 8x10

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    Lift Bridges on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. The blue bridge is in use for cars and trucks while the rust colored bridge was for trains and is no longer used. Both are located next to the former B&O Terminal at the base of the Terminal Tower / Union Station complex. In the background are:
     
    The Carl B. Stokes Federal Courthouse. The 23-story building is 430 feet tall and is located at the corner of Huron Road and Superior Avenue. It is named after Carl Stokes, the 51st mayor of Cleveland and the first African American mayor of a major city. Construction began in 1999 and was completed in 2002. The building is adorned by Cleveland Venus, a 37-foot tall bronze sculpture created by Ohio artist Jim Dine. The headless and armless statue is one of the sculptor's variations on the Venus de Milo.
     
    Built by the Van Sweringen brothers, the tower was to serve as an office building atop the city's new rail station, the Cleveland Union Terminal. Originally planned to be 14 stories, the structure was expanded to 52 floors with a height of 708 feet and rests on 280-foot caissons. Designed by the firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, the tower was modeled after the Beaux-Arts New York Municipal Building by McKim, Mead & White. The Terminal Tower opened for tenants as early as 1928, though the Union Terminal complex wasn't officially dedicated until 1930. It would remain the tallest building in the world outside of New York City until the completion of the main building of Moscow State University in Moscow in 1953 and would continue as the tallest building in North America, outside of New York City, until the Prudential Center in Boston, Massachusetts was completed in 1964.

    Cleveland’s 3rd tallest building at 658 feet tall, the BP Building opened in 1985. Designed by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, the building began with the dramatic implosion of the Cuyahoga and Williamson Buildings.

    This is a high-quality 8x10 print, ready for framing. Photo ships within a few days of the order via USPS. All rights are reserved by the photographer and the photo cannot be reproduced without written permission.
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