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Michigan Bell and Western Electric Warehouse

The terra-cotta used on the tower and top edges of the building's lower sections may be seen clearly here.

 

Note how the exterior piers on the tower are stepped. There is a miniature pier over the angled arch, which is a bit higher than the flanking piers. The Penobscot Building once had a similar stepped arrangement atop the two projecting wings on the building's east and west sides (about ten floors down from the top), but the pieces which formed the mini-piers were removed sometime in the forties or fifties.

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Taken on April 11, 2012