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Buhl Building

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Identification

Buhl Building
118555

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
terra-cotta
applied masonry
white
neo-gothic

Usages

commercial office
shop(s) service branch(es) restaurant

Facts

  • This building inspired a similar design for a smaller structure in Saginaw, about 120 miles north of Detroit, the Citizens Bank Building.
  • The 351 feet listed for many sources may be the height to the first penthouse roof.
  • This was the first skyscraper building designed by Smith, Hinchman & Grylls.
  • This building contains a Starbucks coffee house on the ground floor, and the Savoyard Club, a private dinner club on the 27th floor.
  • The design of this building is largely Gothic, but includes many Romanesque details at its base.

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Location

533-549 Griswold Street
101-141 West Congress Street
535 Griswold Street
48226
Downtown
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

111.56 m
111.56 m
102.41 m
57.15 m
36.58 m
29
1924
1925
12

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