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Fisher Building

Project Team

ZS

Owner

Fisher 2015 Acquisition, LLC

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Area

635,000 Square Feet

Completion Date

2016

The Fisher Building is a National Historic Landmark skyscraper built in 1928 by architect Albert Kahn in Detroit, Michigan. The Fisher building is also on the National Register of Historic Places and has been referred to as “Detroit’s largest art object”. The ornate exterior walls of the building were designed in an Art Deco style constructed of masonry mass walls clad with ashlar and decorative units of limestone, granite, brick, and over 40 types of marble. The windows consist of single pane, double-hung units constructed of ornate bronze and brass metal. Additionally, the exterior wall components include ornate metals and doors also designed in the art deco style.

ZS was retained by the building owner to develop construction bid documents and provide associated construction administration services to perform make safe repairs and restore 100% of all exterior wall elevations in accordance with the National Park Service (NPS) and State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO) preservation standards for historic buildings.  Additionally, ZS assisted the owner in a 20% Federal Historic Preservation Tax credit.

The Fisher Building is a National Historic Landmark skyscraper built in 1928 by architect Albert Kahn in Detroit, Michigan. The Fisher building is also on the National Register of Historic Places and has been referred to as “Detroit’s largest art object”. The ornate exterior walls of the building were designed in an Art Deco style constructed of masonry mass walls clad with ashlar and decorative units of limestone, granite, brick, and over 40 types of marble. The windows consist of single pane, double-hung units constructed of ornate bronze and brass metal. Additionally, the exterior wall components include ornate metals and doors also designed in the art deco style.

ZS was retained by the building owner to develop construction bid documents and provide associated construction administration services to perform make safe repairs and restore 100% of all exterior wall elevations in accordance with the National Park Service (NPS) and State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO) preservation standards for historic buildings.  Additionally, ZS assisted the owner in a 20% Federal Historic Preservation Tax credit.