511 Woodward Ave.Detroit, Michigan
Developer: Elia Group
Architect: Yamasaki, Inc.
Glazier: Modern Mirror and Glass
Architect Yamasaki Inc. was retained to design a $10 million transformation of a vacant four-story building that sits along side one the nation’s premier art-deco efficacies – the Guardian Building in downtown Detroit.
Glazier Modern Mirror and Glass chose Glass + Metal Craft to fabricate the glass for the exterior structural walls, made with Guardian SN54 on Crystal Gray and Neutral 78/65.
Glass + Metal Craft has been able to provide exceptionally flat, defect-free glass –amid the impacts of COVID-19 – which is especially critical as the front façade provides the backdrop for a dramatic stainless steel sunshade that “floats” in front of it. Together the glass and shades provide a stunning visual statement tying the lower Woodward corridor to the city’s Campus Martius and the Detroit Riverfront.