Fisher Building

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The Fisher Building is a landmark skyscraper located at 3011 West Grand Boulevard in the heart of the New Center area of Detroit, Michigan. The ornate 30-story building, completed in 1928, is one of the major works of architect Albert Kahn, and is designed in an Art Deco style, faced with limestone, granite, and several types of marble. The Fisher family financed the building with proceeds from the sale of Fisher Body to General Motors. It was designed to house office and retail space.[3]

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Fisher Building
Fisher Building in December 2021
Fisher Building is located in Michigan
Fisher Building
Fisher Building is located in the United States
Fisher Building
Location3011 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates42°22′9.5″N 83°4′37″W
Area486,991 square feet (45,242.9 m2)
ArchitectAlbert Kahn Associates with Joseph Nathaniel French as chief architect
Architectural styleArt Deco
NRHP reference No.07000847
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 14, 1980[1]
Designated NHLJune 29, 1989[2]
Designated MSHSOctober 21, 1975

The building, which contains the elaborate 2,089-seat Fisher Theatre,[4][5] was designated a National Historic Landmark on June 29, 1989. It also houses the headquarters for the Detroit Public Schools and the studios of radio stations WJR, WDVD, and WDRQ.