Designed by Albert Kahn, the 67 m high building served as headquarter of General Motors between 1923-2001. Today used as office tower by the City Administration and renamed Cadillac Building, after the french founder of Detroit.
The most beautiful Art Deco skyscraper in Detroit was built for the Union Guardian Trust Company in 1929. The architect of the Guardian Building was Wirt Rowland. The building was honored as National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.
The sculpture Spirit of Detroit in front of the Municipal Center was built in 1958. The sculptor Marshall Fredricks created the artwork, which became the symbol of Detroit. The engraving behind the sculpture says: "Now the Lord is that Spirit. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty." Sometimes the sculpture is dressed in a local sports jersey.
Welcome to Detroit
Even if Detroit makes a neglected impression, the city is recovering and many designers and artists move into the deserted ruins. Detroit is a very interesting city, with many beautiful buildings.
There is the "Belle Isle" in the Detroit River, with one of the oldest aquariums in the USA or the "Raven Lounge", the most famous blues club in Detroit.