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Monday, May 18, 2015

Quiz Time - What City Is It?

Time for another quiz... and this time it's not about Mexico.
Can you identify the city from the picture below?  The building is one of the tallest structures in the city, and it used to be owned by British Petroleum.

 
Good luck!
 
UPDATE:  We have a winner.  Joan correctly answered that the building pictured above is in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.  The building is officially known as 200 Public Square, but most residents still refer to it as the BP Building.  At 201 feet and 45 stories tall, it is the third highest structure in Cleveland.
 
 
In 1981 Sohio (Standard Oil of Ohio) announced plans to build a new headquarters on Public Square, the heart of Cleveland.  The plans aroused controversy because the building was going to be taller than the city's iconic Terminal Tower, also located on Public Square.  The plans were changed so that the Terminal Tower would remain slightly taller.
 
 
 
(The Terminal Tower was, from its completion in 1930 until 1964, the tallest building in the world outside of New York City.)
 
 
By the time the new building was opened in 1987, British Petroleum had bought out Sohio, and it became the headquarters of BP America.  In 1998 BP America moved its operations to Chicago when it also bought out Amoco.  The building is now the headquarters of Huntington Bank.
 
The Terminal Tower did not remain the tallest structure in Cleveland.  In 1991 the Key Tower was built, also on Public Square.  At 947 feet in height, it is the tallest building between Philadelphia and Chicago, and is the tallest building in the Midwest outside of Chicago.
 
 
 
Congratulations to Joan!  I really thought that this one would go to one of my Ohio readers.



6 comments:

  1. Cleveland ?
    Joan

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  2. OH MY! Had to look around a bit for that one.
    Joan

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  3. Well, I love architecture so I get a feel for the design of the bldg
    and then I started glancing about for tallest bldgs in the US and
    pieced it together slowly. The angle of the shot diverted me for a
    a bit as it will. I've never been to Cleveland! Another fun quiz.
    Joan

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