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Great American Tower at Queen City Square

A crowing tiara of sweeping structural steel. That’s the peak of the greenest and tallest tower, at 665 feet, in Cincinnati, home of the Great American Insurance Company.

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Project Details

Project Partners
HOK
Owner
Port of Cincinnati Development Authority
Location
Cincinnati, Ohio
Completion Date
Area
1,350,000 ft²
Height
665 ft
Sustainability
LEED Gold (Core and Shell)
Number of Stories
33
Project Awards

IDEAS2 Merit Award, 2012

Emporis Skyscraper Award, 4th place, 2011

The Great American Tower at Queen City Square in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rick Mayer photo
The Great American Tower at Queen City Square in Cincinnati, Ohio. Abstract Photography, Inc.
The Great American Tower at Queen City Square in Cincinnati, Ohio. Courtesy Turner Construction
The Great American Tower at Queen City Square in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thornton Tomasetti
The Great American Tower at Queen City Square in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thornton Tomasetti

A Crown for the Queen City’s Skyline

A crowing tiara of sweeping structural steel. That’s the peak of the greenest and tallest tower, at 665 feet, in Cincinnati, home of the Great American Insurance Company.

We served as structural designer, collaborating with HOK and Turner Construction and completing the 1.35-million-square-foot project in 2011.

queen_city frankieleon/Flickr

Highlights

  • The 41-story high-rise contains a 2,250-car parking garage on 11 levels; 33 floors of office space, and a public promenade with 25,000 square feet of retail space.
  • The building’s core and exterior have been built using environmentally friendly and efficient practices, earning it LEED Gold (Core and Shell).
  • Office floors are column-free, affording tenants flexibility for future office reconfigurations, and floor-to-ceiling windows provide generous daylighting.
  • Aligned floors connect Great American Tower to 303 Broadway at Queen City Square, a mid-rise structure for which we also served as structural designer.
  • We served as specialty engineer to the steel contractor for the skyscraper’s 130-foot-tall tiara, providing integrated modeling services, including a fully developed Tekla model, connection design and shop drawings.