Fifth Third Center at One SeaGate is the tallest building in Toledo, Ohio.Until 2006, the building served as the World headquarters for Owens-Illinois. In 2007, Fifth Third Bank moved their Northwest Ohio headquarters to the building.
Costing $100 million,One SeaGate was built as the centerpiece of the SeaGate project in downtown Toledo. Groundbreaking took place in May 1979, and was officially dedicated in June 1982. The architects were Abramovitz, Harris & Kingsland.
The building stands 432 feet (132 m) away from the Water Street riverfront. The tower is 411 feet (125 m) tall with 33 stories, with 29 floors of office space and two floors for maintenance.The building is made up of over 9,135 tons of steel, supported by 28 caissons, going 80 feet (24 m) down into the Earth, and over 36,000 cubic yards (28,000 m3) of concrete.The exterior of the building is covered in 293,000 square feet (27,200 m2) of glass, with 4,400 vision panels and 4,200 spandrel units between floors, representing Toledo's history as the "Glass City," and O-I's presence in the glass industry.
A 294-seat auditorium is located in the tower complex with an executive parking garage immediately below it, and the building itself is connected to the CitiWalk system. Underground, there is a mini-mall, SeaGate Shops at CitiWalk, that was left primarily vacant after the departure of O-I.
"The O-I Building":
Until 2006 the world headquarters for Owens-Illinois were at One Seagate. At that time the headquarters were moved to the Levis Commons complex in the nearby suburb of Perrysburg, Ohio, where the company already owned a large facility.
The company stated they were not necessarily hurting the area's economy, as they were moving a short drive south. Fellow glassmaker Owens Corning still keeps its world headquarters in downtown Toledo. Toledoans often refer to One SeaGate as "the O-I building."