Photo from All Things Cleveland of the Tower, taken from the Cuyahoga River
The Observation Deck is open Saturdays and Sundays from mid-April til mid-December on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased online at http://terminaltowerodeck.eventbrite.com/ (with a small credit fee per ticket) or at the Guest Services desk in Tower City (cash only). We parked in the underground garage at the corner of W 6th and Superior - from the P2 level our elevator came out right in the lobby of the Tower. (Just be careful because many of the spots are marked reserved.)
We were really happy that the weather held (there was a 60% chance of rain). Here are our pictures from the Observation Deck:
Looking to the north: Browns Stadium and Lake Erie; Key Building on the right.
close up of the wind turbine in front of the Great Lakes Science Center.
Looking northwest. The dots in the lake are two lighthouses.
Zooming in on the lighthouses.
Looking down at Public Square.
The Observation Deck opened in spring 2010 after being closed for years. It's been restored to its original 1920s decor. One of the nice features is that at each of the windows there is a photo with major landmarks labeled so you know just what you're looking at. The whole building is beautiful.
Compass on the floor of the observation deck area
lobby elevator doors
The staff told us visiting in December you can see all the holiday lights and decorations... so maybe we'll have to go back up!