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Ford Building . Ford Building (1909), Detroit, Michigan - a minifig scale model. . The Ford Building The 19 story Ford Building was completed in 1909 to the design of Chicago's famous architect Daniel Burnham. This was the 2nd of 4 structures that his architectural practice was to design in Detroit. The Ford Building was the tallest office building in Detroit until the completion of the Penobscot Annex and the Dime Building in 1913. The style of this high-rise is Chicago School with some Italian Renaissance details. The building is located in downtown Detroit at 615 Griswold Street. Note that this building is not associated with Henry Ford. A totally different Ford family that made its money in the glass business commissioned it. The LEGO Model The 52 inch high model took about 40 days to complete. It has a partial interior on the ground floor. It consists of 5 sections for transport to train shows. I tried to put a bit more detail into it to contrast its classical details with the "modern" Art Deco Penobscot Building which is directly north of it. Building Statistics: Construction Start: January 3, 2009. Construction End: February 20, 2009. Current Status: Office buildiing - in use. Height: Highrise. Roof: 4.3 feet (1.3 meters). Architectural Top: 4.3 feet (1.3 meters). Spire/Antenna: n/a. Foorplate: 59 x 75 studs. Floors: 19. Weight: 85 Lbs. Portability: Building separates into 5 modules for transport to MichLTC shows. Colors: White - walls and architectural trim. Light blue gray - roof. Dark blue gray - supports near main entrance, spandrels on top three floors, HVAC equipment on roof. Tan - details above windows on ground floor. Black - fire escape. White - section on side of building that faces the Ford Building. Yellow - interior details in corner sandwich shop. Above and below: Views of the Griswold and Congress streets corner of the building. Above: Detail of entrance and corner location of Jimmy-Johns Worlds Greatest Sandwiches shop. I have not made a custom sticker for the eatery since they have not paid me any money. Above and below: Many high-rise buildings constructed in the first years of the 20th century had light wells or light courts. This side of the building faces away from the streets and is less detailed. Above: Details of the cornice. This is somewhat conjectural since the Ford Building's cornice was removed for "safety reasons" in the 1950s. I used a style similar to that of my Neoclassical Bank building. Above: A fire escape extends the full height of the building on the north side. This side faces an alley between it and the Penobscot Building. Below: This view shows the Ford Building in relation to the rest of the city block. The tall structure is the 47 story Penobscot Building which also has a mocpages entry. Above: A businessman waits for an elevator while a security guard sits at his computer monitoring the situation or playing computer games.


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