Updated: Oct 12, 2018
Please come out and say "hi" if you’re in the area, I’d love to meet you in person!
May 5: Art is in Market ~ 1 pm – 5 pm
May 6: All Things Detroit, Eastern Market Shed 3 ~ 11am – 4 pm
May 11: Detroit Hometown Tourist Day ~ 11 am – 2 pm
Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48226
May 12: Art is in Market ~ 6 pm – 9 pm
May 27: Art is in Market ~ 11 am – 6 pm
May 28: Art is in Market ~ 11 am – 6 pm
About This Image
The Book Tower
Built in 1926, the Book Tower was designed and completed by an architect, Louis Kamper, who had little experience with high rise buildings which were relatively new at the time. This led to some interesting architectural details that aren't often found on buildings of this height (38 stories) such as caryatids on near the top of the building and an external fire escape that gives you pause to think when looking at it up near the top 30+ floors.
After having been empty and passed from one developer to the next for approximately a decade, the Book Tower and adjoining 13 story Book Building (named for the wealthy Detroit Book brothers) was empty. Local real estate magnate, Dan Gilbert and his company Bedrock Detroit, purchased both buildings in August of 2015 and is now in the process of rehabbing the building with plans to turn it into a mixed use complex of apartments, shops, and businesses.
The first week of purchase, apparently the elevators weren't in working order, so Gilbert hired a crew of men to carry lights up the 38 floors to the roof of the formerly dark tower enabling it to become a beacon on the skyline.
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