The superblock parcel is among several sites insiders consider to be in the running for the Sherwin-Williams project. The global paintmaker and coatings concern announced Sept. 12 it was undertaking a search for potential sites for its headquarters and a consolidated research center, and would consider sites in downtown Cleveland and Northeast Ohio as well as several other states it did not identify.

The company is based at 101 W. Prospect Ave. in a 1930-vintage complex called Landmark Office Towers that has been its home for decades. It occupies most of the 900,000-square-foot complex, which technically comprises three office buildings sharing a common base. Sherwin-Williams said it has 4,400 employees in Cuyahoga County and 60,000 associates around the world.

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