Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sexy at eighty

Albert Kahn's fabled Fisher Building turned 80 yesterday. You may have heard. Maybe you even made it over there for cake and ice cream, or whatever they served at the public party yesterday, if anything.

The pride of New Center, the Fisher has been referred to as "Detroit's Eiffel Tower," which is sort of inappropriate. The Eiffel Tower may be more famous, but it's still the world's highest scrap metal heap. In contrast, the Fisher Building is a living testament to the actual existence of the Roaring Twenties.

It is also very useful to people who need office space, or want to eat pizza in a place that aims to have you thinking you are in Miami - a tough task in winter at the corner of Grand and 2nd, but kudos anyway.

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