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Detroit: Penobscot Building

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The Penobscot Building was Detroit's tallest for almost 50 years.

Architect: Wirt C. Rowland (Smith, Hinchman & Grylls)

Height: 566 ft (173m)

Year: 1928

Floors: 46

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Cool pics Allan, Penobscot is one of my favorite buildings in detroit and one of my favorite historical building

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As much as I like the Penobscot, I think I'd put it at #3 on my top ten Detroit buildings list. My favorite is the Guardian Building, followed very closely by the Fisher Building. Of course this changes all the time, since Detroit has so many great historic skyscrapers.

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Detroit Architecture Fascists Says:

the base of the penobscot was originally designed by Donaldson and Meier, completed in 1905, a small addition was put on in 1916.

The rest of the building came about as we know it today

And for fun, the neon ball is 12 feet in diameter

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Just to clarify, the first Penobscot was a entirely seperate building, not the base. It is the center building in this picture.

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Penobscot two is about twice the height and is not visible in this picture. The Penobscot as we call it is the third.

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