Seven Stories Of Failure
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The historic Fine Arts Building, a wood-framed structure designed by Louis Kamper in 1905 is mostly demolished at time of writing. This 7-story structure at 44 W. Adams is being demolished except for its facade, which is being preserved for future use. Ilitch Holdings Inc., the owner of the building has received a state grant to demolish the building after acquiring it as a working building in 1988. 21 years of water filtering in from rooftop skylights due to demolition by neglect is the reason for the interior's sad state.
Presented is one last look at the building.