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David Whitney Building

Identification

David Whitney Building
Whitney Building
118556

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
terra-cotta
applied masonry
neo-classicism

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • The David Whitney Building is currently vacant. Various redevelopment proposals have come and gone.
  • The first 19 floors are office floors, and there are 2 mechanical elevator floors recessed to the back of the building.
  • The building was named for one of Detroit's wealthiest citizens at the turn-of-the-century who died in 1900.
  • The facade was drastically changed in 1959. All decorative cornices were removed and replaced with a 'modern' top.
  • The first four stories of this building contain a large retail atrium. It was one of Detroit's first major mixed-use projects.

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Location

1551-1571 Woodward Avenue
1553 Woodward Avenue
48226
U.S.A.

Technical Data

82.91 m
82.91 m
79.25 m
19
1915
1916
1959
8
$1,528,543

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

owner, property management