Reserve Square

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Reserve Square
The Reserve Square Complex in Cleveland.jpg
The towers of Reserve Square
General information
Type Residential
Location 1700 East 13th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44114 United States
Construction started 1971
Completed 1973
Height
Roof 81.07 m (266 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 26
Design and construction
Architect Dalton, Dalton, Little, and Newport

Reserve Square is a two-building skyscraper mixed use apartment complex in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Both buildings have 23 floors and are 266 feet (81 m) high. The Square is directly west of the senior residential Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's Bohn Towers.

The complex was originally called The Park Center and was an extension of the Erieview Plan. One of the goals of this plan was to create residential zones in downtown Cleveland, however, by the 1970s with completion of the Tower at Erieview, One Erieview Plaza and Reserve Square this was only partially achieved.[1] The Park Center was considered progressive in both its scope and forward thinking straight styling urban design. It stands as a lasting symbol to these lofty aspirations.

The Reserve Square complex with the Bohn Towers in the foreground

History[edit]

The West Tower was built in 1969 and the East Tower in 1973.[2] It was designed by the Cleveland architectural firm Dalton-Dalton-Newport-Little, which at one time was one of the most prominent firms in the world, so much so that in 1984, Dalton was acquired by URS Corp of San Francisco.[3] Its design was influenced by Le Corbusier's modernist residential housing development Unité d'Habitation. This style almost approaches Brutalism in its simplicity and showing of building utilities, though it is a bit more refined than that style of urban planning. The West Tower contained an Embassy Suites Hotel for a number of years, until it closed in 2012 and was converted back to apartments.[4]

Cleveland television stations WOIO and WUAB (which are both owned by the Raycom Media of Montgomery, Alabama[5]) have their broadcast studios on the building's first floor. They have been present in the tower since at least their switch to becoming the CBS affiliate in Cleveland in 1994.[6]

The Reserve Square complex

The K & D Group of Willoughby, Ohio purchased the apartment tower for $36 million in August 2005,[7] and purchased the hotel that December for $5.1 million.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deegan, G.G. & Toman, J.A. (1999). The doldrums 1950-1979. The Heart of Cleveland: Public square in the 20th century. Cleveland Landmark Press:Cleveland, Ohio.
  2. ^ Emporis.com: Reserve Square. Accessed 2007-05-17.
  3. ^ Van Tassel, D.D. & Grabowski, J.J. (Eds.) (1987). URS Dalton. The encyclopedia of Cleveland history. Indiana University press:Bloomington, Indiana.
  4. ^ http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2012/10/kd_group_will_close_embassy_su.html
  5. ^ "WOIO and WUAB".  Retrieved on 2015-10-15
  6. ^ "Television".  Retrieved on 2015-10-15
  7. ^ Bullard, Stan. K&D buys Reserve Square, Crain's Cleveland Business. 2005-08-31.
  8. ^ Bullard, Stan. K&D Group buys downtown hotel, Crain's Cleveland Business. 2005-12-15.

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Coordinates: 41°30′11.37″N 81°41′5.74″W / 41.5031583°N 81.6849278°W / 41.5031583; -81.6849278