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77 Monroe

Identification

77 Monroe
Standard Federal Bank Building, Michigan National Bank Building, Grand Rapids Trust Company Building
123495

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
terra-cotta
applied masonry
neo-gothic

Usage

commercial office
service branch(es) restaurant parking

Facts

  • The building is faced with terra cotta and sculpted reliefs illustrating the early history of the city.
  • The façade's vertical emphasis is achieved with a trio of three-story arches at the lower levels, continuous piers, and smaller arched forms at the top.
  • The second-floor banking hall still retains the original colonnade, coffered ceiling, marble, terrazzo, and metalwork.
  • From 1967-1987, a landmark "Weatherball" was perched on a 125-foot tower on the roof. The top of the structure was 310 feet from street level.

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Location

77 Monroe Center NW
49503
U.S.A.

Technical Data

54.86 m
54.86 m
48.77 m
13
1
1925
1926
4
48

Involved Companies

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Also recorded for this building:

general contractor, property management, tenant