Wednesday, September 15, 2010

22. ACI Building

Also known as the Ingalls Building (named after Melville E. Ingalls – a railroad tycoon) and later the Transit Building, this is the first concrete framed skyscraper ever built. When this 15 story building was built in 1903, there were a lot of people who believed that with it being a concrete structure, that it could not withstand its own weight. Rumor is that one reporter camped out in front of the building overnight to get a scoop when the building collapsed - but it is still standing today. In 1975 the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

ACI Building
6 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati

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