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Detroit’s Guardian Building-1929 | by Man_of Steel
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Detroit’s Guardian Building-1929

Known as the Cathedral of Finance, this 1929 tower could also be called the Mountain of Masonry.

Designed by Wirt C. Rowland for the Union Trust Company, the 40-story work of art features incredible interiors of carved pink granite, Mankato stone, Italian Travertine, and Numidian marble, as well as colorful pottery tiles featuring Aztec and Native American designs.


The facade alone contains 1.8 million orange bricks, nicknamed “Guardian Bricks,” made exclusively for the Guardian.

They honestly don’t make them like this anymore.

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Uploaded on May 12, 2018