CLEVELAND — A skyscraper in Cleveland was lit up Tuesday morning with the Biden-Harris campaign logo ahead of the first presidential debate, which will take place Tuesday evening.
Douglas E. Price III, CEO of K&D Management Group, which owns the Terminal Tower, said the placement of the "Biden-Harris" projection was unauthorized and that the group does not endorse any candidate.
“It saddens me that someone would hijack Terminal Tower for political purposes. K&D Group supports many good causes with our lighting displays. We always strive to be non-political," Price said.
The United Steelworkers Union claimed credit for the vigilante projection.
. @KierraCotton– Rise & Shine @Cleveland! Steelworkers & @USWBat are already out on this beautiful morning for @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris. #USWVotes #USWBatLight pic.twitter.com/Y0ToZpkPjt
— United Steelworkers (@steelworkers) September 29, 2020
Union officials first attempted to light up Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — the home of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers — before moving over to the Terminal Tower.
United Steelworkers have also lit up buildings in Pittsburgh with the Biden campaign logo.
Completed in 1930, the Terminal Tower is the second-tallest building in downtown Cleveland and an iconic part of the city's skyline.
update. They've settled on Terminal Tower pic.twitter.com/sWxMmb8MxY
— Dave Kraska (@DaveKraska) September 29, 2020
Visible signs of support for the Biden and Trump campaigns have been in abundance in Northeast Ohio. Yard signs for both candidates can be found throughout Northeast Ohio. Anti-Trump billboards have been visible throughout the city in recent days.
The presidential debate will be held Tuesday at the Samson Pavilion, on Cleveland Clinic's Health Education Campus. The last general election presidential debate held in Cleveland was in 1980.
This story was originally published by Kaylyn Hlavaty on WEWS in Cleveland.