Detroit’s Best Building Bracket: After 21,000 votes, the winner is crowned
Well, after five rounds over three weeks and more than 21,000 total votes, we’ve got a winner in our Detroit Best Building Bracket challenge. Defeating the Albert Kahn Building, the Grand Army of the Republic Building, the top-seeded Guardian Building in the semifinal -- and then the other top-seed, the Fisher Building in the final round -- Detroit’s Best Building is.....Michigan Central Station! What a run for the old train depot, now soon-to-be Ford office, beating both of our top seeds and it wasn’t even that close in the end. Read more: A brief history of Michigan Central Station as historic Detroit train depot prepares for new chapterAd(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. The final bracket after Round 5:
Detroit’s Best Building Bracket: 2 icons battle in final round -- vote here
Detroit has some of the best architecture in the world. But which building is the best? We’ve launched a new bracket challenge to find out which of Detroit’s iconic and celebrated buildings is the best. It’s all come down to this -- the final: The Fisher Building vs. Michigan Central Station. Vote in Round 5 (the final) of Best Buildings Bracket below:
Detroit’s Best Building Bracket: Vote in semifinal round, win cash prizes
But which building is the best? We’ve launched a new bracket challenge to find out which of Detroit’s iconic and celebrated buildings is the best. 1 seeds, the Fisher Building and Guardian Building, have survived. The Fisher Building will take on the No. Vote in Round 4 (semifinal) of Best Buildings Bracket below:
Detroit’s Best Building Bracket: Vote in Round 3, win cash prizes
But which building is the best? We’ve launched a new bracket challenge to find out which of Detroit’s iconic and celebrated buildings is the best. We’re into Round 3 of the bracket, now down to 8 buildings. AdPrizes: Just by voting, you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift card to Jax Car Wash (four in each round) and one grand prize of $500! Vote in Round 3 of Best Buildings Bracket below:
Detroit’s Best Building Bracket: Vote in Round 2, win cash prizes
We’ve launched a new bracket challenge to find out which of Detroit’s iconic and celebrated buildings is the best. We’re into Round 2 of the bracket, now down to 16 buildings. AdWe’ve got some big matchups in Round 2 -- voting ends Thursday morning. Prizes: Just by voting, you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift card to Jax Car Wash (four in each round) and one grand prize of $500! Vote in Round 2 of Best Buildings Bracket below:
Ann Arbor’s Lisa Sauve named to Forbes Next 1000 list
ANN ARBOR – One of Tree Town’s very own has been named to the Forbes Next 1000 list. Sauve applied for the list and had a feeling she was picked when representatives continued to contact her. For now, she is the only Ann Arborite to make it on the list. AdCredit: IVEY Salon | Synecdoche DesignLiving by the motto “Do Good Work,” Sauve said the practice is expanding its charitable arm. A lean operation with five employees, architects Sauve, Smith and Sidney Migoski design projects remotely while design-makers Julia Hunt and Lindsey Sieja work in the shop.
Detroit’s Best Building Bracket: Vote in Round 1, win prizes
But which building is the best? We’ve launched a new bracket challenge to find out which of Detroit’s iconic and celebrated buildings is the best. The Fisher Building and Guardian Building will serve as the top seeds, with the Penobscot and Masonic Temple as the No. There will be five rounds in this bracket challenge -- finishing up just before March 13 -- 313 Day. AdVote in Round 1 of Best Buildings Bracket below:
Video: Concrete pouring for Hudson’s site skyscraper in Detroit on Dec. 10, 2020
DETROIT – This video shows construction crews on Dec. 10, 2020 in Detroit working to pour concrete for the Hudson’s site skyscraper. More: Go underground at Detroit’s old Hudson’s site as crews build skyscraperOn Oct. 28, 2018, Bedrock released new details and renderings of the skyscraper to be built at the old Hudson's site in Detroit. (WDIV)Here are the first renderings released by Bedrock:Renderings of a skyscraper planned for the old Hudson's department store site in Detroit. 22 years ago: Old Hudson’s building demolished in Downtown DetroitThe new skyscraper is being built on the site of the famous Hudson’s building. Hudson's Department Store building in Detroit.
University of Michigan alum’s LEGO Ann Arbor campus goes viral
ANN ARBOR – University of Michigan alumnus and current employee, Adam Mael, has been a fan of LEGO since he can remember. A couple hours later the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan reached out and asked if they could share the pictures on their social media pages. Mael estimates that 30,000-32,000 pieces of LEGO make up the model, which measures roughly 3.5 by 3.5 feet. He estimates he has up to 200,000 LEGO pieces in his collection. He said if the times were different, he would be showing it at the Ann Arbor District Library’s Annual LEGO Contest.
University of Michigan architecture students, faculty create socially distanced courtyard
ANN ARBOR – On a typical fall day, art and architecture students are seen socializing and studying in the University of Michigan’s Art and Architecture Building courtyard. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we gather, so students and staff at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning found a creative way to transform the popular space. (E.Bronson/Michigan Photography)The students and faculty designed the tables with support from Taubman College’s Digital Fabrication Lab and woodshop. Some classes are taught using the tables, which also offer an informal gathering space for groups wanting to socially distance. The outcome is informal, economical and droll.”Students and faculty at Taubman College and the Stamps School can book the tables through Oct. 29.
Flooded Michigan city is midcentury architecture mecca
The lower level of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, which houses the children's section and the city's public television studio, also flooded. McDonald recalled spending time as a child in the midcentury library and sitting on Barcelona chairs and stools, a classic midcentury furniture design, in the gallery and other spaces. This is an incredible town, said Charles Mikkelsen, for whom living in a midcentury home had been a longtime dream. This time their home, which was built on a concrete slab and overlooks a creek, was filled with about 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water. In 2017, it was flooded by less than a foot (0.3 meters) and it took 9 months to restore.
Ann Arbor design studio creates partition for businesses during coronavirus pandemic
ANN ARBOR – Local design and architecture studio Synecdoche has announced its newest product in response to the COVID-19 crisis: the WORKWALL partition. The partition is compact and acts as a barrier against airborne particles while featuring a writable surface that’s also suitable for sticky-notes. Synecdoche began printing PPE face shields for first responders and medical facilities at the onset of the pandemic using its 3D printers. The WORKWALL partition features tool-free assembly and can be customized to have frosted or clear panels and different color handles to match your office. Sizes and pricingSmall: 24”L x 4”W x 24”H - $95Medium: 36”L x 4”W x 24”H - $145Large: 48”L x 4”W x 24”H - $165Extra Large: 60”L x 4”W x 24”H - $215Synecdoche hopes to begin production on May 26.