Great American Tower at Queen City Square

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Height: Architectural 202.7 m / 665 ft
Height: Occupied 158.3 m / 519 ft
Height: To Tip 202.7 m / 665 ft
Floors Above Ground 40
Floors Below Ground 3
# of Elevators 28
Tower GFA 105,867 m² / 1,139,543 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 1,647


Official Name Great American Tower at Queen City Square
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Cincinnati
Street Address & Map 301 East 4th Street
Postal Code 45202
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Energy Label LEED Gold
Proposed 2007
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2011
Official Website Queen City Square
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Regional Ranking #249 Tallest in North America
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Cincinnati

Companies Involved

Owner The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company
Developer Eagle Realty Group
Design HOK, Inc.
Structural Engineer
Design Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Design Cosentini Associates
Project Manager Eagle Realty Group
Main Contractor Turner Construction Company
Other Consultant
• Code Code Consultants, Inc.
• Vertical Transportation Barker Mohandas, LLC
Material Supplier
• Steel Owen Steel Company Inc.

About Great American Tower at Queen City Square

Great American Tower at Queen City Square is located in the heart of the city’s prime office district and became the tallest building in Cincinnati upon completion. A dramatic “tiara” caps the building, and pays homage to Cincinnati’s nickname, the “Queen City.” A large rotunda at the northwest corner of the building serves as the primary entrance, housing a glowing glass sculpture. It leads to an expansive interior promenade containing public gathering places, landscaping, a water feature and retail amenities.

With the structural support provided at the core and perimeter, the office floors have few or no freestanding columns. Floors thus typically accommodate 2,416 sq m (26,000 sq ft) of open area and 13.7 meter (45 foot) core-to-glass distances. Extensive energy modeling, together with enhanced commissioning by an independent engineer, has optimized the efficiencies of the building’s mechanical systems. A heat recovery system captures and reuses departing energy from the HVAC system. The cooling towers bypass the chillers on cooler days, minimizing unneeded costs/energy use.

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