20 Stunning Photos from the Construction of the Terminal Tower

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It's hard to imagine a time when the Terminal Tower wasn't part of the Cleveland skyline but before 1926 that was precisely the case. After it was completed, the 52-story, 708-foot landmark was declared the fourth tallest building in the world, rivaled only by three buildings in New York City. The Terminal Tower maintained that honor for over four decades and today it remains a pinnacle of the Forest City skyline, greeting locals and visitors alike with cheery lights and a stoic presence. Thanks to the fine folks at the Cleveland Memory Project and Cleveland Union Terminal Collection, we can take a look back to a time when the Terminal Tower was nothing more than a blueprint on paper. All photos courtesy of the Cleveland Memory Project and Cleveland Union Terminal Collection