Akron, Ohio is approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of Cleveland, with a population of 220,000 in the city limits. The Akron metro area has a population of approximately 600,000.
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National Tower - 1931
Walker and Weeks
Click here for a detail view of the entrance. Click here for a detail view of the facade, courtesy of Chris Cousins. Click here for a detail view of the crown, courtesy of Matthew Knafel. Click here for a nighttime view of the crown, courtesy of Chris Cousins.
This art-deco tower is the tallest building in Akron as well as the tallest in Summit County. The base of the tower features extensive decorative detailing. At one time, an observation deck was located at the tower's top but was closed. The crown of the tower is illuminated at night.
City Center - 1967
This tower was built as part of the Cascade Plaza complex.
Energy Center - 1976
City Centre - 1969
of Akron Polymer Research Center - 1991
Richard Fleischman and Associates
This building, constructed to house the University of Akron's reknown polymer science department, consists of two towers joined by a glassed-in walkway. Click here for a view of the facade, courtesy of Matthew Knafel.
Bank Center (built as Bank One Center) - 1982
Click here for another view, courtesy of Chris Cousins.
Place Apartments (YMCA Building) - 1928
Click here for another view, courtesy of Frank Gerlak.
Square and Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly the Quaker
Square Hilton) - late
1880s (silos converted to hotel in 1980)
8 to 12 Floors
Originally built as grain silos for the Quaker Oats company, this complex was converted into a hotel/retail mixed-use facility in 1980. The hotel rooms are located in the former silos, with a circular floorplan.