Welcome to another episode in the occasional series designed to show people who do not know anything about Detroit that there is an actual city here.
Sent around a bunch of snaps from Downtown earlier this summer; the usual suspects, plus this building, pictured above, the name of which I did not know at the time. Targeted all my smug Chicago friends, none of whom have ever been, quel surprise.
Of course, everyone reacted most to the image I had no information on. It struck me at the time that this building should probably be famous. Turns out, it isn't all that famous. I mean, people know it's there, but it's not like "David Stott Building" is on the tip of everyone's tongue. Maybe because it is called the David Stott Building. Hardly Penobscot or Guardian, is it.
I now know plenty about it, of course. That the Art Deco-style tower faces Capitol Park and that it was designed by Donaldson and Meier, completed in 1929 and features Parducci detailing at least by the entryways. And that the AIA says it is one of the top 10 buildings downtown, but then again, they put Ford Field on the list, though one does appreciate that they shoved it in a corner back there so one doesn't have to look at it, ever