3. 925 Euclid Building
One sign of the scale of development that’s taking place in Cleveland is the conversion of the 925 Euclid Building, one of the more ambitious projects in the city. The building formerly known as the Huntington Building was built in 1924 as the Union Trust Building, the second largest horizontal building in the country at the time, Tom Yablonsky says. And hidden behind the entrance foyer is the largest bank lobby in the world, closed to the public since 2012 when Huntington Bank moved out. Not only is the scale of the bank space just massive, the L-shaped lobby is designed in the style of a Greek temple. Massive Corinthian columns line the three-story space with colorful murals by Jules Guerin, who also painted the murals inside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
A Cleveland developer plans to spend somewhere around $280 million to convert it into a mixed-use complex, including a Hilton Curio hotel, conference space, apartments, retail, office space, and restaurants and rooftop club. Construction is expected to be completed at the end of this year or early 2018.