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Cadillac Tower

Identification

Cadillac Tower
Cadillac Tower Building, Barlum Tower
118551

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
terra-cotta
applied masonry
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

commercial office
restaurant

Facts

  • The 14-story likeness of Barry Sanders, the former Detroit Lions' star, was retired after a six year deal (1994-2000) with Nike expired. Still, locals call it the Barry Sanders Building.
  • This was the first building outside New York and Chicago to have 40 floors.
  • The Cadillac Tower's decorative cornices and parapets have varying heights. The corner spires rise to a height of 427 feet, and the spires at the middle facade rises to the same height of the mechanical penthouse at a height of 437 feet.
  • The building is rather unusual for a skyscraper in that it has a guyed mast on its roof.

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Location

65 Cadillac Square
48226
Downtown
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

578.01 ft
437.01 ft
437.01 ft
416.01 ft
40
2
1927
14

Involved Companies

Bonnah & Chaffee
developer, owner, property management, steel supplier