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The Guardian Building, Detroit

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  • If you love architecture, this building is worth a visit! We visited late in the day, so most of the shops were closed. Luckily my sister, who lives in Detroit had taken a formal tour and was able to ...  more »
  • Art Deco architecture, modern design and stunning detail. The beautiful building stands out in the financial centre of Detroit and presents itself as a great stop to take a BIC lighter and have a cup of coffee during the cold days in the city.
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  • Wonderful Art Deco building! This has been on my bucket list for a long time and I was not disappointed. The beautiful workmanship is a must see for all Art Deco lovers!  more »
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  • Worth taking a tour of. Right in downtown Detroit. The guide gives you a detailed history of the building and the city. The building is packed with details you wouldn't notice on your own, and there are a lot of interesting facts about the building. The tour ends with a really awesome view of the grand boardroom and and observation deck. It gives you an excellent view from within downtown Detroit. The guide is really knowledgable about places to eat and things to see in downtown Detroit also.
  • Beautiful classic art deco skyscraper in downtown Detroit. The lobby is absolutely stunning and a great example of fine architecture. Anyone visiting downtown should stop in to see the grand spectacle even if only for a brief moment. There are two retail businesses on the second floor of the lobby, an independent store featuring products from local artists and a small coffee shop. Many of the local creators actually work in the store. They sell coasters, magnets, custom graphic T-shirts and books - all with a Detroit theme. The anchor store is up Woodward and this is just a satellite location.
  • Walked into the Guardian Building and were blown away by it's beauty. You can take a FREE guided tour and learn all kinds of amazing facts about the architecture of the building or simply walk in and have a tour of the bottom on your own for free. Either way, it was a neat thing to see in Detroit. The Guardian Building is a landmark skyscraper in the United States, located at 500 Griswold Street in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, within the Financial District. PS. They have a great gift shop too!
  • One of my favorite buildings! The mezzanine lobby is one of the most beautiful I've seen in my travels. Grab a coffee and sit to relax and take in the beauty and history.
  • We accidentally joined the tour. It's a great place. The little details about it are fascinating. For example, the lobby ceiling is canvas stuffed with horse hair, from old car seats, in order to dampen the din of commerce. It's truly a gem. I'm grateful it's in tip top shape so I can travel in this time machine!
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