- Dime Building
Dime Building General information Type Commercial offices Location 719 Griswold Street
Coordinates Coordinates: Completed 1912 Renovated 2002 Height Roof 99 m (325 ft) Technical details Floor count 23 Design and construction Architect Daniel Burnham Renovating team Architect Barton MalowDime Building Architectural style: Neo-Classical Governing body: Private Part of: Detroit Financial District (#09001067) Designated CP: December 14, 2009 References 
The Dime Building is a skyscraper class-A office building located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. It is adjacent to the Penobscot Building in the heart of the Detroit Financial District. The building stands 23 stories tall, with eight elevators, and was constructed between 1910 and 1912. It is used as an office building with retail space on the street level. The tower was designed in the Neo-Classical style by Daniel Burnham. The steel-framed structure is faced with white glazed brick and terra cotta trim. The most distinctive feature is the central light court which begins on the third floor and creates a U-shaped floor plan on the upper office floors. The main banking hall occupied the space below the light court and featured a large skylight.
In a subsequent renovation, the lower two floors were refaced with gray granite and a pediment above the central entrance and cornice were removed. For several years through 1983, the building housed the headquarters of Bank of the Commonwealth until the bank merged with Comerica. In 2002, a $40-million renovation was completed. When completed in 1912, the tower was named the Dime Savings Bank Building for its primary tenant. It was later renamed the Commonwealth Building, briefly known as Griswold Place and became the Dime Building in 2002.
Penobscot Building left, with the Dime
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