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Ingalls Building
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Buildings Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1903 Central Business District Cincinnati State: OH Zip: 45202 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Ingalls-Building/ Creator: Hooper, Henry N. , Ransome, Ernest L.

The 16-story Ingalls Building, still in use today, was the world's first reinforced concrete skyscraper. Its success led to the acceptance of high-rise concrete construction in the United States.

Melville E. Ingalls, for whom the building is named, spent two years convincing city officials to issue a building permit. Skepticism was high, because the existing height record for a concrete building was only six stories.

YearAdded:
1973
Image Credit: Public Domain; Produced prior to 1/1/1923 Image Caption: Ingalls Building Era_date_from: 1903
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