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Detroit Free Press Building

Identification

Detroit Free Press Building
118487

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
limestone
applied masonry
Art Deco

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • The building is adorned with bas-reliefs sculpted by Ulysses A. Ricci (1888-1960) of New York.
  • The craftmanship of Ulysses Ricci can also be found on the south facade of Cleveland's 820 Building.
  • After 76 years of operation in the building, the Detroit Media Partnership sold the building to The Farbman Group in October 2001, who failed in finding a new use before selling it to Luke Investments of West Palm Beach in late 2008.
  • In Spring 2003, the Detroit Free Press Building was added to a short list of possible sites to replace the circa-1922 Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.-designed Detroit Police Headquarters at 1300 Beaubien Street. This proposal never moved forward.

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Location

321 West Lafayette Boulevard
48226
U.S.A.

Technical Data

57.91 m
57.91 m
14
2
1924
1925
8

Involved Companies

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Also recorded for this building:

general contractor, investor, property management