LeVeque Tower (originally American Insurance Union Citadel)

Erected in 1925 by Iron Workers 172 members employed by Jack Bass Co., this iconic 47-story skyscraper remains the defining feature of Columbus’s skyline. At the time of the tower’s completion in 1927, it was the tallest building between New York City and Chicago and the fifth tallest building in the world! It remained the tallest building in Columbus until the Rhodes tower was completed in 1974. 

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Ohio Stadium “The Horseshoe”

Local 172 iron workers, working for the Mt. Vernon Bridge Company, erected iconic Ohio Stadium. Iron Workers 172 members have been involved in every renovation and addition since the Horseshoe’s completion in 1923, including boxing in the south stands in 2014, renovating press and luxury boxes, and installing new lights on the east end of the ‘Shoe. (Photo courtesy of the Columbus Metropolitan Library). 

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