|500 Griswold Street|
Detroit MI United States
| - office|
| - conference|
| - government|
| - restaurant|
| - retail|
| - highrise|
| - flag|
| - art deco|
| - streamline moderne|
| - limestone|
| - terra cotta|
| - brick|
| ||Heights|| ||Value||Source / Comments|| |
|Flagpole||632 ft||Building Manager|
|height to tip of flagpole|
|Roof||495 ft||Building Manager|
|height to penthouses (4.11m above roof)|
|South tower roof||433 ft||Building Manager|
|includes parapet + penthouse (2.94m above roof)|
|Main roof||401 ft||Building Manager|
|includes parapet (1.33m above roof)|
- Architect: Smith, Hinchman, & Grylls (SmithGroup)
- This is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the world.
- Dubbed a "Cathedral of Commerce" the building has two turrets towers on either end, and a nave-like connector. The theme is continued in the interior with a vaulted, cathedral-like banking hall on the ground floor.
- The building incorporates Native American motiffs on it's facade and the interior.
- A specially formulated brick, Guardian Brick, was used to clad this tower. It in turn is decorated with colored terra cotta, glazed ceramic tile, and different metals.
- A banquet hall/conference room lies on the 32nd floors of this building, and the boardroom lies on the 6th floor.
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