Great American Tower Photo Update

Great American Tower will soon become Cincinnati’s tallest high rise building at close to 700 feet in height. The building has officially been topped out, but is still awaiting its grand crown that will push the tower over Cincinnati’s historical tallest building – Carew Tower. These recent photos (click to open larger versions in new window) taken by Jake Mecklenborg show the progress and prowess of Great American Tower.

Looking west, Great American Tower dominates the skyline [LEFT]. Great American Tower looms over the billion dollar mixed-use development known as The Banks [RIGHT].

The Banks & Queen City Square

Cincinnati’s new tallest building, the Great American Tower at Queen City Square, continues to climb upward as it now appears to be over the half-way mark in terms of total height. Meanwhile, The Banks is climbing above street level, the new street grid continues to develop, and the underground parking garages that will lift the development out of the flood plain are pretty much completed for phase 1 of the billion dollar mixed-use development. The first of the multi-floor residential buildings with street level commercial space should be rising within the coming weeks.

Here are a series of pictures taken over the last week or so of some of the progress being made on both developments happening Downtown. Aside from the few taken from the upper deck at Paul Brown Stadium, they are mainly a street view of where things stand these days.

Skywalkers III

The Great American Tower at Queen City Square continues to rise. The tower will eventually become Cincinnati’s tallest skyscraper and be the new headquarters for Great American Insurance and the Frost Brown Todd law group. The tower is currently about 25 stories up from the ground and will continue to rise over the coming months.

Photos courtesy of Casey P. Coston

Skywalkers II

Construction workers continue their work on what will become Cincinnati’s tallest skyscraper – the Great American Tower at Queen City Square. These photos are from UrbanCincy friend Casey Coston and were taken from the 29th floor of the Atrium Building across the street. last week Casey also provided earlier photos of construction progress in the Skywalkers I edition.

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