The Terminal Tower observation deck on the 42nd Floor has been closed to visitors since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. This summer it has opened on a limited basis.
The Terminal Tower is, of course, located on Public Square in downtown Cleveland. It is celebrating it's 80th birthday.
The Terminal Tower was the second-tallest building in the world when it was completed and stood as the tallest building in North America outside of New York City from its completion in 1930 until 1964.
The observation floor was recently renovated as part of a $40 million makeover. Stephen Bir, General Manager for Forest City Enterprises, said "It was the right time to reopen the Observation Deck as many cities across the U.S. began to open up their observation decks again. It was only fitting that Cleveland do the same. There is no other place downtown at this elevation that the public can go up and see everything from Lake Erie to the Cuyahoga River."
We couldn't agree more. Enjoy these photos and video taken from the 42nd floor observation deck on July 23, 2010.