Lawrence Technological University
December 11, 2018
Hedrich Blessing Studio (Photographer)
Single Built Works
Detroit (inhabited place)
View of the Fisher building in Detroit, MI, designed by Albert Kahn c. 1929. “Besides the twenty-six-story tower, the mixed-use complex includes an eleven-story parking garage and a three-thousand-seat theater. An even grander design for the site included an identical twin at the opposite corner and a massive central skyscraper conceived as more than twice the height of the flanking towers … As in any high Art Deco design, multiple stylistic references are brought together under the watchful eye of a master. Besides the obvious arcades, a ground-level motif much preferred by Kahn, the exterior detailing is indebted especially to Romanesque precedents,”-- AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture, by Eric J. Hill and John Gallagher, 2003. Handwritten on back: Fisher, printed: Hedrich-Blessing Studio, 450 East Ohio Street, Chicago Neg. no. 8661-B.
1.134 million square feet of floor area
b/w photograph: 9 x 7 inches
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- Date Added
- December 3, 2018
- Albert Kahn Collection
- Item Type
- VRA Core
- “Fisher Building,” LTU Digital Images, accessed December 6, 2019, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/17943.