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Detroit City Hall

Campus Martius
Detroit MI United States

Status:destroyed
Construction Dates
  Began1861
  Finished1871
  Destroyed1961
Floor Count4
Basement Floors1
Building Uses
 - city hall
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - tower
Architectural Style
 - renaissance revival
Materials
 - stone

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire200 ftBurton's "The City of Detroit" (1922)
to flagpole
Observation180 ft

Description
- This tower was reportedly built very poorly, and was plagued by problems its entire existence.

- This building was demolished in 1961 to make way for a public Square known as Kennedy Square, which itself was demolished for the new One Kennedy Square office building.

- The building took 10 years to complete. Most of this was due to restrictions of material during the Civil War, but much had to do with city politicians fighting over the bids and contracts.

- The building is styled in a jumble or Renaissance styles including that of the French and Italian.

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