Ingalls Building

World's first reinforced concrete skyscraper

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The 16-story Ingalls Building in Cincinnati, Ohio became the world's first reinforced concrete skyscraper in 1903

The Ingalls Building, built in 1903 in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the world's first reinforced concrete skyscraper. The 16-story building was designed by the Cincinnati architectural firm Elzner & Anderson and was named for its primary financial investor, Melville E. Ingalls. The building was considered a daring engineering feat at the time, but its success contributed to the acceptance of concrete construction in high-rise buildings in the United States.

The Ingalls building is bordered by East 4th Street and Vine Street in the Cincinnati Central Business District.

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