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The Guardian Building, Detroit

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The Guardian Building is a landmark skyscraper in the United States, located at 500 Griswold Street in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, within the Financial District. The Guardian is a class-A office building owned by Wayne County, Michigan and serves as its headquarters. Built in 1928 and finished in 1929, the building was originally called the Union Trust Building and is a bold example of Art Deco architecture, including art moderne designs. At the top of the Guardian Building's spire is a large American Flag, complementing the four smaller flags atop nearby 150 West Jefferson. The building has undergone recent award-winning renovations. It was designated a National Historic Landmark on June 29, 1989, and the associated Detroit Financial District is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Guardian building includes retail and a tourist gift shop.
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  • If you come to Detroit you have to visit the Guardian building! Even walking into the building can make you feel like you have stepped back in time. Inquire about a tour, perhaps one of the best thing...  more »
  • Yesterday I had the fine opportunity to be toured through the Guardian Building. It was very informative and tastefully Done. Our guide was humorous, thorough and entertaining. The specifics of the bu...  more »
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  • This is a gem in Detroit! It has such beautiful deco detailing. Take one of the tours offered thru Pure Detroit every Sat. and Sunday and get detailed information and maybe a peek at the walk-in safe in the lower level or a great view of the city from the boardroom upstairs. So much detail you need to visit/ tour more than once to see it all. Just BEAUTIFUL!
  • Went to see the architecture/design of the lobby. It was very cool, colorful and pleasant. We sat on some couches. A quiet stop if you need to get off your feet. There were also places to get food/coffee.

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