A fully developed five-year restoration plan to be implemented from 2006 to 2010. Work involves the restoration of the entire facade from the top down to the 37th floor level. Replacement of the 15th floor cornice will also be completed.


  • Maintaining the Ohio Historic Preservation Office standards
  • Creation of new vertical masonry control joints
  • Replacement of severely spalled and/or deteriorated terra-cotta units
  • Partial replacement of stone units
  • Reconditioning or replacement of corroded steel shelf angles and columns
  • Removal and replacement of deteriorated concrete at various locations
  • Recommendations on alternate products, various coatings, sealant work, and masonry tuck pointing
  • Repair and/or replacement of ornamental iron on the cupola
  • Continuing construction coordination among multiple contractors

The Terminal Tower is a landmark of the Cleveland skyline. It is part of a multi-use complex incorporating transportation, office, retail, and hotel functions. Constructed between 1925 and 1930, the structure rises 708 feet above Public Square. The Terminal Tower is a steel-framed structure clad in facades of ornamental iron, brick, limestone, and terra-cotta masonry. Observations have been conducted from a variety of platforms, including pipe scaffolding, platform scaffolding, swing-stage scaffolding, and mast climbers. Barber & Hoffman has worked continually to develope repair details for multiple contractors during the multi-phase repair program.

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