Akron Skyscrapers and High-rise Architecture

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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Akron Skyline views

View from Innerbelt

View from Innerbelt

View from I-76

View from State Route 8

View from St. Thomas Hospital, north of downtown Akron

View from Innerbelt

View from West Market Street

View from Knight Center parking garage

View from East Mill Street

Night view, image courtesy of Chris Cousins
Akron Skyscrapers
First National Tower - 1931
Walker and Weeks
27 Floors
331 ft/101m
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.

National City Center - 1967
26 Floors
300 ft/91m

This tower was built as part of the Cascade Plaza complex.

Click here for another view, courtesy of Michael Dery. Click here for a view of the facade by Matthew Knafel.

First Energy Center - 1976
19 Floors
279 ft/82m

Radisson Hotel/Akron City Centre - 1969
19 Floors
University of Akron Polymer Research Center - 1991
Richard Fleischman and Associates
12 Floors

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.

Chase Bank Center (built as Bank One Center) - 1982
12 Floors

Click here for another view, courtesy of Chris Cousins.

Canal Place Apartments (YMCA Building) - 1928
12 Floors
Click here for another view, courtesy of Frank Gerlak.
Quaker 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.