Building InformationStreet Address: 1150 Griswold
Year Built: 1929
Architect: Corrado Parducci, Donaldson & Meier
Style: Art Deco
Located at the corner of Griswold and State Street, this building incorporates brick, marble (on the first three floors from the street), and limestone as its surface materials. As with many of the other Detroit buildings of the era it contains architectural sculpture by Corrado Parducci. This building shares alot of similarities with Eliel Saarinen’s 1922 competition entry for the Chicago Tribune Building. Both buildings taper as they rise via a series of setbacks and both towers were nearly devoid of any ornamentation – a clear indicator of the forthcoming modern skyscraper.