Who Knew? World's first reinforced-concrete skyscraper still stands in downtown Cincinnati

CINCINNATI - The Tri-State is home to many fascinating facts, offbeat oddities, and "I did not know that" moments. With that in mind, WCPO asks, "Who Knew?"

It’s hard to imagine a cityscape without grand towers gracing the skyline.

Before there was Great American Tower, before Carew, the unassuming 210-foot-tall Ingalls Building at Fourth and Vine streets was not just the first high-rise to be built in Cincinnati. It was also the first of its kind in the world.

Skeptics were sure that the new building -- made of reinforced concrete -- would collapse. 

WCPO Insiders can read how the builder kept that from happening.

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