The historic Wick Tower in downtown Youngstown, Ohio, has seen both peaks and valleys since its completion in 1910 — even boasting the tallest building in town for several decades. But hard financial times affected the stately building and it slowly fell into disrepair. When the building sold to local developer Dominic Marchionda in 2012, work began to restore the dignified structure to its original splendor — but adding modern amenities and features to speak to the tastes of today’s renters.
City Architecture, a Cleveland-based firm, designed 32 upscale and modern individual apartments and included a convenient deli on the first floor. With a nod to its rich past, the developer wanted to keep the integrity of the building and take advantage of the existing tall ceilings and its solid steel construction.