About Ohio

Ohio.is a mid-western state bordered by the Ohio River on the south and Lake Erie on the north. The current economy in the state is dependent on being an industrial state with plentiful coal, natural gas, oil and other available raw materials to supply the different industries here. For agricultural income, the largest crop here is soybeans - but the biggest manufacturing segment is transportation for the manufacture of cars and trucks and spare parts for vehicles. Appliances are also produced in large numbers.

Ohio had a $676 Billion economy last year and there are more than 700,000 persons employed in manufacturing. The largest metropolitan area is Cleveland-Elyria followed by Akron, Cincinnati, Columbus and Akron. The business services sector with finance and insurance and real estate account for about 31% of the total GDP.

The largest buildings in Cleveland are: Key Tower is the tallest building in the state with 1.3 million sq. ft. of space and is well known as part of the city's skyline. The largest tenants in the building include 2 law firms: Baker,Hostetier, Squire Patton Boggs, as well as Thompson Hine.

Terminal Tower (50 Public Square) contains 577,000 sq ft of commercial space. It is 52 floors and when it was originally built in 1928, it was the 2nd tallest structure in the world at that time.

200 Public Square in Downtown Cleveland has 1.2 million sq. ft. of office space and at 46 floors is the 3rd tallest skyscraper in the city.

The largest buildings in Akron are a step down in size including: Huntington Tower at 106 James Way is the tallest building here, at 27 floors. It has maintained this distinction since construction in 1931.

PNC Center at 23 floors contains about 234,000 sq ft of total floor area First Energy Building at 76 South Main Street is 19 Floors Cincinnati's largest building is Great American Tower at 301 East 4th Street (Queen City Square) was completed in 2011. It is 41 floors and contains 800,000 sq. ft. of office space. It is the third tallest building in the state. The largest tenant is the American Financial Group and law firm sin the building include Frost Brown Todd and Vorys Sater, Seymore and Pease.

The tallest building in Columbus, excluding the Rhodes State Office Building, is LeVerque Tower (and the factoid of interest is that this building is 1' taller than the Washington Monument. The William Green building is 33 floors and comes in third. More recent construction (1990) but rather "stocky" in stature.

Akron's stock of skyscrapers is smaller. The 2 tallest are Huntington Tower is a 27 floor building at 106 South Main St that has been the city's tallest building since 1931. PNC Center is a 234,000 sq ft structure with 23 floors.

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