Thursday, August 31, 2017

Skyscrapers on Ann Arbor Stories

The Glazier Building, Ann Arbor's first skyscraper, was built in 1906.

Ann Arbor's Tallest Building, the 26-story Tower Plaza, turns 50 this year. You can celebrate Tower Plaza's golden jubilee by listening to today's Ann Arbor Stories. There are some great stories in today's episode including the shady financing of Ann Arbor's first skyscraper, the Glazier Building as well as the drama surrounding the approval of Tower Plaza. But my favorite part is about a proposed skyscraper that never was, the 30-story Leaning Tower of Pizza.

4 comments:

  1. I never heard of the Leaning Tower of Pizza. Our name for it was Tom Monaghan's Erection.

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  2. I did a Nerd Nite talk on history and talked at length about Glazier. He was kinda a dick but never actually got to live in that building so HA HA on you Mr. Shitty Rotten Businessman dude!

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  3. Dennis Dahlmann restored the cornice on the Glazier Bldg. a few years ago in a heroic act of preservation that will never see a return on investment -- it looks splendid.

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  4. @Scrumptious, I never realized how old the Glazier Building was.

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