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Fisher Building, Detroit

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The Fisher Building is a landmark skyscraper located at 3011 West Grand Boulevard in the heart of the New Center area of Detroit, Michigan. The ornate building is designed in an Art Deco style, constructed of limestone, granite, and several types of marble. The Fisher family financed the building with proceeds from the sale of Fisher Body to General Motors. It was designed to house office and retail space.The building, which contains the elaborate 2,089-seat Fisher Theatre, was designated a National Historic Landmark 29 June 1989. It also houses the headquarters for the Detroit Public Schools.HistoryInitially, architect Joseph Nathaniel French of Albert Kahn Associates planned for a complex of three buildings, with two 30-story structures flanking a 60-story tower. However, the Great Depression kept the project at one tower.The Fisher brothers located the building across from the General Motors Building, now Cadillac Place, as General Motors recently purchased the Fisher Body Company. The two massive buildings spurred the development of a New Center for the city, a business district north of its downtown area.
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  • Stopped with visitors to see the building, and pleasantly surprised by the many interesting shops that have opened. Coffee shop too. Highly recommend. Not for young children, due to shops with lots of...  more »
  • I am often at the Fisher Building for plays at the Fisher Theatre. The building was build during the 20s and the detail is gorgeous. Even the elevator doors are works of art in bronze. Mosaic floors, ...  more »
  • I am not the most savvy when it comes to architecture, but the Fisher Building was amazing. Very beautiful building with an incredible view. The tour guide was very informative, and made the tour wort...  more »
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  • A beautiful, iconic Detroit building! We loved going inside, taking a free tour, and seeing the classic decor. This is a free must-see in the city!
  • I've taken 2 tours in the last month, one at the Fisher Bldg and one at the Guardian, and both were superb. I especially want to recognize our tour guide at the Fisher bldg, a young man named Jacob, who was not only a font of knowledge, but whose easy-going and confident presentation was pitch perfect and made the entire tour a joy. It also helped that our group numbered less than 10 people, so there's that. Our guide at the Guardian was Michael, who I'd also recommend for his prolific historical grasp, but whose attempts at humor sometimes felt contrived. All in all, incredibly worth the time, and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a 'mystery trip' with historic and artistic significance.
  • Beautiful with great new shopping options!
  • Beautiful building!!! I enjoyed looking around at the architecture, so beautiful & unique!!!Great shops with Detroit, history themes, should check out!!! Places to eat, get some coffee or a prescription filled.
  • Some fancy shops. Really pretty and has a great view if you can hop on an elevator up with a tour

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