Skyscrapers Cities Cleveland BP Tower

Height658 feet

About BP Tower

200 Public Square (also known as the Sohio Building, Standard Oil building, the BP America Building, BP America Tower, BP Tower, or the BP Building) is the third tallest skyscraper in Cleveland, Ohio. The building, located on Public Square in Downtown Cleveland reaches 45 stories and 658 ft (201 m) and holds 1.2 million square feet (111,000 m²) of office space. Beginning in 2011, the building will be the Cleveland headquarters for Huntington Bancshares. In November 1981, Standard Oil of Ohio (Sohio) strengthened its commitment to Cleveland by announcing plans for a new skyscraper to be built on Public Square. Initially, it was supposed to surpass the Terminal Tower in height, but city officials rejected this idea, insisting that the Terminal Tower should remain the city's tallest building. The BP Building was designed by Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, and the postmodern structure is angled in order be parallel to both Euclid and Superior Avenues. Demolition began in 1982 with the implosion of two former Cleveland landmarks, the Burnham and Root Cuyahoga Building (1892) and the 16-story George B. Post Williamson Building (1900).

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