Fisher Building

Title

Fisher Building

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

December 11, 2018

Creator

Kahn, Albert

Creator2

Hedrich Blessing Studio (Photographer)

Creator Nationality

American

Work Type

Single Built Works

Date

c. 1929

Work Location

Michigan (state)

Detroit (inhabited place)

Style/Period

Art Deco

Subject

office buildings
skyscrapers
towers (building divisions)

Description

View of the "golden tower" 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 of photograph: Fisher Building, printed: Hedrich-Blessing Studio, 450 East Ohio Street, Chicago Neg. no. 8661-A.

Material/Medium

limestone
granite (rock)

Measurements

1.134 million square feet of floor area

Reproduction Type

jpeg

Reproduction Source

b/w photograph: 9 x 7 inches

ID Number

LTU-AK-DM027

Files

LTU-AK-DM027.jpg
Date Added
December 3, 2018
Item Type
VRA Core
Tags
Citation
“Fisher Building,” LTU Digital Images, accessed January 19, 2019, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/17944.