Skyscraper in Ohio
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|Location||441 Vine Street|
|Antenna spire||190 m (623 ft)|
|Roof||175 m (574 ft)|
|Top floor||171.3 m (562 ft)|
|Floor area||128,000 m2 (1,377,780.5 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||W.W. Ahlschlager & Associates |
Delano & Aldrich
|Developer||John J. Emery|
|Main contractor||Starrett Investment Corp. |
Col. William A. Starrett
Carew Tower-Netherland Plaza Hotel
|Area||10 acres (4.0 ha)|
|NRHP reference No.||82003578|
|Added to NRHP||August 5, 1982|
|Designated NHL||April 19, 1994|
Carew Tower is a 49-story, 574-foot (175 m) Art Deco building completed in 1930 in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, overlooking the Ohio River waterfront. The structure is the second-tallest building in the city, and it was added to the register of National Historic Landmarks on April 19, 1994. The tower is named after Joseph T. Carew, proprietor of the Mabley & Carew department store chain, which had previously operated on the site since 1877.
The complex contains the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (formerly Omni Netherland Plaza), which is described as a fine example of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel's Hall of Mirrors banquet room was inspired by the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles.
The tower remained the city's tallest until the completion of the Great American Tower at Queen City Square on July 13, 2010, rising 86 ft (26 m) higher than Carew Tower. Previously, Cincinnati had been one of the last major American cities whose tallest building was constructed prior to World War II.
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