Book Tower

Book Tower

Infobox Skyscraper
building_name = Book Tower

| built = 1916 - 1926
use = office
location = 1265 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan
USA
roof = 145 m (475 ft)
top_floor =
antenna_spire =
floor_count = 38 stories
floor_area = 118,571 m²
architect = Louis Kamper, Book Tower Development, Inc| skyscraperpage_id = |
The Book Tower is an Italian Renaissance styled tower in Detroit, Michigan. Construction began in 1916 as an addition to the original Book Building and finished a decade later. Designed in the Academic Classicism style, it is 475 feet (145 m) and 38 stories tall (not including two basement levels), with two mechanical floors at the top encasing the green copper roof, a roofing style shared by the nearby Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel. Retail and gallery floors reside on the first and second floors, with businesses occupying the rest.

Named after the famous Book Brothers of Detroit, it was briefly the tallest building in the city until the completion of the Penobscot Building in 1928. A taller Book Tower of 81 stories was to be built at the opposite end of the Book Building, but the Great Depression cancelled those plans.

Redevelopment

On July 25, 2006, the Book Tower was sold to the Pagan Organization, a New York-based investment group. Early plans call for a renovation and conversion of both the Book Tower and Book building into retail, residential, and office units.

The Pagan Organization created the Northeast Commercial Services Corp. shortly after taking over the building. Northeast Commercial Services Corp. filed for Chapter 11 protection Wednesday, May 24, 2007, after defaulting on their loan from [http://www.ksicapital.com KSI Capital Corp.] , a New Jersey-based commercial hard-money lender. [ [http://www.woodtv.com WOOD-TV.com] ] Many tenants in the building are unhappy with problems in the building, such as ineffective heating and frequent elevator breakdowns.Fact|date=December 2007

References

*Cite book | author=Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher | title= AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture| year=2002 | publisher= Wayne State University Press | id=ISBN 0-8143-3120-3
*Kvaran, Einar Einarsson, "Architectural Sculpture of America", unpublished manuscript
*Cite book | author=Meyer, Katherine Mattingly and Martin C.P. McElroy with Introduction by W. Hawkins Ferry, Hon A.I.A.| title=Detroit Architecture A.I.A. Guide Revised Edition | year= 1980| publisher= Wayne State University Press| id = ISBN 0-8143-1651-4
*Cite book | author= Sharoff, Robert | title=American City: Detroit Architecture| publisher=Wayne State University Press| year=2005| id=ISBN 0-8143-3270-6
*Cite book | author=Savage, Rebecca Binno and Greg Kowalski | title= Art Deco in Detroit (Images of America) | publisher=Arcadia | year=2004 | id=ISBN 0-7385-3228-2

External links

* [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=19&ll=42.333423,-83.051652&spn=0.000823,0.001177&t=h&om=1 Google Maps location of the Book Tower]
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=118554 Book Tower at Emporis.com]
* [http://www.skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=1416 SkyscraperPage.com's Profile on the Book Tower]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • The Book Tower — was a British television series for children that ran for 11 series from 03 January 1979 to 30 May 1989. Initially presented by Tom Baker,cite news|url=http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary 0286 18613637 ITM|title=TV pun writer Rick now in …   Wikipedia

  • Tower Green — is a space within the Tower of London where two English Queen consorts and five other British nobles were executed by beheading. The Tower Green is located on a space south of the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula. Beheading in the privacy of… …   Wikipedia

  • Tower Comics — was an American comic book publishing company best known for The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents by Wally Wood. The comics were published by Harry Shorten and edited by Wally Wood and Samm Schwartz. Notable creators associated with Tower included Wood, Dan …   Wikipedia

  • Tower and stockade — ( he. חומה ומגדל, Homa U Migdal , lit. Wall and tower ) was a settlement method used by Zionist settlers in the British Mandate of Palestine during the 1936 39 Arab revolt, when the establishment of new Jewish settlements was restricted by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Book of Common Prayer — • Includes history and contents Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Book of Common Prayer     Book of Common Prayer     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Book of Jubilees —     Book of Jubilees     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Book of Jubilees     (ta Iobelaia).     An apocryphal writing, so called from the fact that the narratives and stories contained in it are arranged throughout in a fanciful chronological system… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Book of Micheas —     Micheas, Book of     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Book of Micheas     Micheas (Hebr. Mikhah; Jeremiah 26:18: Mikhayah keth.), the author of the book which holds the sixth place in the collection of the Twelve Minor Prophets, was born at… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Book PC —   [dt. »Buch PC«], Bezeichnung für äußerst kompakte PCs, die ohne Peripheriegeräte verkauft werden. Im Gegensatz zu einem Tower oder einem Desktop Computer sind Book PCs nicht viel größer als ein dickes Lexikon und wiegen je nach Ausstattung nur… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Tower 270 — (also known as 270 Broadway, Arthur Levitt State Office Building, and 86 Chambers Street) is a 28 story mixed use building in Downtown Manhattan that was the headquarters of the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb during World War II …   Wikipedia

  • Tower of Babel — The Tower of Babel ( he. מגדל בבל Migdal Bavel ar. برج بابل Burj Babil ) is a structure featured in chapter 11 of the Book of Genesis, an enormous tower intended as the crowning achievement of the city of Babilu, the Akkadian name for Babylon.… …   Wikipedia


Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»