Ford Building

When it was built in 1909, the Ford Building was the tallest skyscraper in Detroit until 1913.  Unlike Burnham’s previous buildings, it was constructed with a steel frame instead of thick masonry.  The exterior was clad in white terra cotta that was crisply detailed...

Dime Building

Originally known as the Dime Savings Bank Building, this building is one of three remaining buildings designed by one the most celebrated architects at the...

Majestic Building

When completed in 1896, the Majestic Building was the tallest building in Detroit until 1909 when the Ford Building was completed.  The building featured terra cotta inside and out.  The Majestic was demolished in 1962 to make way for the First Federal Building, also...

David Whitney Building

Originally, the building was adorned with Italian Renaissance details, much of which were removed when the building was renovated in 1959.  It was originally built as an office tower for doctors and dentists, who after World War II began to locate near hospitals.  The...