Quicken Buys Chase Tower

Quicken Loans has completed their purchase of the Chase Tower and nearby parking deck Two Detroit Center. This announcement puts them right in the middle of Detroit’s Financial District and will reinforce the already popular Campus Martius area. Quicken Loans...

David Whitney Building

This past week another building renovation project was announced:  The David Whitney Building. This architectural gem sits at the north end of Washington Boulevard on the Grand Circus Park.  It was designed by Daniel Burnham and featured an elegant 4-story atrium at...

Yamasaki Associates Closes Doors

In addition to the World Trade Center, Minoru Yamasaki designed several notable local buildings such as One Woodward Avenue (formerly the Michigan Consolidated Gas Company) , several buildings at Wayne State University (including The McGregor Memorial Conference...

Book Cadillac Video Walk-thru

This is video footage from a contractor walk-thru in 2000 or 2001 of the Book Cadillac. You may recall that during this time there were other developers and contractors interested in restoring the building. It’s quite a long video, but does offer some glimpses...

GM Warren Technical Center

If you ever get a chance to go on an architecture tour of GM’s Warren Technical Center and have a fondness of modern architecture you won’t regret it.  Here are a few vintage pictures of some of the more famous buildings on the campus.  There are still so...