The Smart Detroit Conference Center occupies space on the 13th floor, and includes Class A conference, meeting, or convention space.
8th tallest building in the world, when it was completed.
Clad in Indiana limestone with a granite base, it rises like a shear cliff for thirty stories, then has a series of setbacks culminating in a red neon beacon tower.
Ornamentation follows American Indian motifs, particularly in the entrance archway and in metalwork found in the lobby.
The building was designed by Wirt C. Rowland of the leading Detroit architectural firm Smith, Hinchman & Grylls.
When built, this was the tallest building in the world outside New York and Chicago.
The old framing elevation drawing of this building list is as being 562'-2" to the highest roof, approximately 565'-8" to the parapet wall around the roof, and 654'-2" to the top of the warning beacon atop the antenna.
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