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.
The craftmanship of Ulysses Ricci can also be found on the south facade of Cleveland's 820 Building.
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.
The building is adorned with bas-reliefs sculpted by Ulysses A. Ricci (1888-1960) of New York.
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