They are the buildings, monuments and symbols that are synonymous with our city. We sought out 20 of the most recognizable and uncovered stories you haven't heard.
The Terminal Tower
The Terminal Tower's silhouette distinguishes our skyline as distinctly Cleveland, alongside later additions, 200 Public Square and Key Tower.
The Browns Helmet Design
How did orange and white become the Browns' colors? The team is known internationally by these colors, thanks to backers around the world and the reputation of resilient fans at home.
The Guardians of Traffic
Regardless of what one thinks of the Art Deco aesthetic, these sandstone pylons are unique to Cleveland, enduring vigil over commuters downtown for decades.
The Bridges of the Flats
Cleveland's heavy, historical industry may have left, but these bridges remain as nods to the city's former glory over the crooked river.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Ever notice how from an aerial view the Rock Hall resembles a giant turntable?
Cleveland Museum of Art's The Thinker
This statue has an explosive history. Literally.
The Free Stamp
Bright cherry-red and outside City Hall, this sculpture is hard to miss.
The Fountain of Eternal Life in Memorial Plaza
The name sounds like something Juan Ponce de Leon would be interested in. In reality, the fountain was originally supposed to feature a nude woman beside the man.
The Chief Wahoo Sign
The name may have changed, but old habits are proving hard to kill for some. Though removed from the stadium, this neon Chief Wahoo was restored by the Western Reserve Historical Society and is on display to pique conversations about racism.