Vinton Building


Vinton Building

Infobox_nrhp | name =Vinton Building
nrhp_type =



caption = Facade of the Vinton Building
location= 600 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan
lat_degrees = 42 | lat_minutes = 19 | lat_seconds = 49.9 | lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 83 | long_minutes = 2 | long_seconds = 44.59 | long_direction = W
area =
built =1916
architect=
architecture= Other
added = February 17, 1983
governing_body = Private
refnum=83000898 cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

The Vinton Building is a high-rise office building located at 600 Woodward Avenue (at the northeast corner of Woodward and Congress Street) in Detroit, Michigan. It is located next to the First National Building, and stands across Woodward Avenue from Chase Tower, and across Congress Street from Comerica Tower and the Guardian Building.

It stands 12 stories tall, 172 ft. (52 m), with 2 basement levels for a total of 14 floors. Its primary uses are for offices and retail. The building was constructed in the neo-classical architectural style, and contains mainly terra cotta as its main material.

Description

* Architect: Albert Kahn
* Architect (renovation): Archive D.S.
* Owner: Vinton Building, LLC
* General Contractor (renovation): The Garrison Company

Facts

* This building will undergo a reconstruction in 2006 turning the building into a loft building.
* This renovation will allow for commercial space on the first two floors, and one loft on each of the additional ten floors.
* The Vinton Building has a peaked parapet wall on the front facade reminiscent of classical temples.
* It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
* The renovation of this building began in December 2005. The building renovation will include a conversion of the basement into a parking level, ground floor retail, second floor commercial space, with the top ten floors being converted into multiple condominium units, one or two per floor. Completion is expected in Spring of 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
*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

External links

* [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Detroit,+MI&ie=UTF8&ll=42.330361,-83.045542&spn=0.002249,0.006394&t=k&om=1 Google Maps location of the Vinton Building]
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=156969 Vinton Building details at Emporis.com]
* [http://www.skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=25292 SkyscraperPage.com's Profile on the Vinton Building]


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