Friday, Jun. 04, 2010

8. The Fisher Building

This Art Deco office building is one of Detroit's architectural gems. Designed by architect Albert Kahn and built in 1928, the Fisher Building was supposed to have a second tower, but the Great Depression nixed those plans. At the time, the now defunct Detroit Times wrote, "The tower will be to Detroit what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris." Today, there are several restaurants, cafés and shops on the building's first floor, as well as the Fisher Theatre, which, at press time, was scheduled to stage productions of West Side Story and Mary Poppins. In the lobby, be sure to look up at the ornate ceiling.