Fiberglas Tower

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Tower on the Maumee
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Fiberglas Tower is located in Ohio
Fiberglas Tower
Fiberglas Tower is located in the US
Fiberglas Tower
Location 200 N. St. Clair St. and 215 and 239 Summit St., Toledo, Ohio
Coordinates 41°39′1″N 83°32′6″W / 41.65028°N 83.53500°W / 41.65028; -83.53500Coordinates: 41°39′1″N 83°32′6″W / 41.65028°N 83.53500°W / 41.65028; -83.53500
Built 1969
NRHP Reference # 12000394
Added to NRHP July 3, 2012

Tower on the Maumee[1] (formally known as Fiberglas Tower) is a skyscraper located at 200 North Saint Clair Street in Toledo, Ohio. Constructed in 1969, the building rises to a height of 400 feet (120 m) and is an example of the international style of architecture.[2] In 2012, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places under the name of "Riverview". [3]

It was designed as the world headquarters for the Toledo manufacturer Owens-Corning Fiberglass Company which occupied the building after its completion in 1969. Owens-Corning left the building in 1996 and moved to a different location within downtown Toledo. The building has remained vacant since 1996. In October 2016, the Eyde Company renamed the building to Tower on the Maumee and announced plans to transform the top floors into luxury apartments and renovate the commercial office space on the lower floors.[4]


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History[edit]

Riverview One Corp., the developer of the project, expected construction to cost between $12 million and $18 million.[7] The tower was designed by architects Harrison & Abramovitz of New York and the general contractor was Turner Construction of New York.

The Fort Meigs Hotel, a 10 story building constructed in 1927, occupied the downtown Toledo site at 200 North Saint Clair Street until 1966 when it and other structures were demolished in preparation for the Riverview project.[7]

Groundbreaking for Fiberglas Tower was held on May 1, 1967.[7] Leadership of the Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp. announced at the groundbreaking that they planned to occupy the tower. The unusual spelling of its original name (Fiberglas instead of Fiberglass) comes from Owens-Corning's use of Fiberglas as the trademark name of its glass fiber products, as the generic name fiberglass could not be restricted to use as a trademark.

Topping out of the tower occurred on April 5, 1968.[8]

Owens-Corning occupied nearly all of the Fiberglas Tower when it opened in 1969. In 1993, Owens-Corning announced plans to vacate the Fiberglas Tower.[9] The tower remained vacant for more than twenty years after the O-C departure in 1996. Asbestos, which was partially responsible for OC's departure, was completely removed in 2012.[10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Eyde Company, Property Info
  2. ^ "Fiberglass Tower, Toledo | 128214". Emporis. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  3. ^ Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 7/02/12 through 7/06/12, National Park Service, 2012-07-13. Accessed 2012-08-25.
  4. ^ "Apartments-planed-for-top-10-floors-of-Fiberglas-Tower". Toledoblade.com. 2016-10-07. 
  5. ^ "Fiberglas Tower set for new tenant", Toledo Blade, Toledo, 4 April 1969
  6. ^ a b c "Fiberglass Tower, Toledo". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  7. ^ a b c "Fiberglas Tower Ground-Breaking Viewed As Start Of New Toledo Era". Toledoblade.com. 1967-05-01. 
  8. ^ "High Point Reached On Tower Job". Toledoblade.com. 1968-05-04. 
  9. ^ "New headquarters for O-C". Toledoblade.com. 1993-10-05. 
  10. ^ "The Blade". Toledoblade.com. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 

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