Tower Crane Assembly Commences at Great American Tower at Queen City Square
CINCINNATI – Nov. 20, 2008 – The assembly of the tower crane to be used throughout the construction of the Great American Tower at Queen City Square – Cincinnati’s newest and tallest skyscraper – is scheduled to start late afternoon Friday, Nov. 21.
The tower crane will initially be 311 feet tall. Over the coming 18 months, it will be “jumped” six times to increasing heights, reaching a maximum altitude of 746 feet in spring 2010.
In addition, two smaller “luffing” cranes will also be utilized for the development, primarily for the construction of the garage portions. Maxim Crane Works of Wilder, KY is the crane subcontractor, working with construction manager Turner Construction Company.
The architecturally distinctive building will be known as the “Great American Tower at Queen City Square,” after its lead tenant. The Queen City Square Tower project is an office, parking and retail development to be built along Sycamore Street between Third and Fourth Streets. The project will have three major components: a 1,700-car parking garage on 11 levels, an 800,000 sq. ft., 33-level office tower above a portion of the garage, and a pedestrian promenade extending from the office lobby north to the main Rotunda entry at the corner of Fourth and Sycamore. In addition, retail spaces will exist in various locations on the street levels of the project.
Queen City Square is a development of Eagle Realty Group (a member of Western & Southern Financial Group) and is co-sponsored by its funding partners, the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority and the City of Cincinnati.