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“Just stop by for a moment”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Guardian Building

Guardian Building
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Detroits Rise Fall and Renewal
Ranked #4 of 140 things to do in Detroit
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Sarasota, Florida
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48 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Just stop by for a moment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Terrific interior and exterior. Even if you cannot take a full tour, just step inside for a moment. The mosaics reminded me of Istanbul but with a Native American iconography.

Visited August 2013
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Commerce, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Guardian Building.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

The architecture and decorative aspects are extraordinary. It is a true gem in Detroit equal to the Fisher Building and the Masonic Temple.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“You just have to pop in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

A must not miss visit if you're in the area, beautiful architecture AND the most friendly people. We popped in to the drink store next to the American bank and chatted to Mo (THE most friendly store owner I've ever met) who generously became our guide to see Transformers 4 bring filmed up the street! Thanks Mo, awesome :)

Visited August 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Coffee Shop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

My girlfriend and I stopped in to check out the architectural design we read about and stayed for a coffee at the little shop inside... really neat place

Visited July 2013
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Weehawken, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Don't miss this.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This building in downtown Detroit is an Art Deco masterpiece and should be at the top of any tourist's agenda. The decorative tiles on the outside will grab your attention first, but they are nothing compared with what is in the foyer and the lobby. Vibrant tiles, stunning geometic designs, Art Deco murals and mosaics, brilliant light fixtures by the elevators and a drop-dead-gorgeous ceiling combine to make the Guardian the most beautiful public building I've ever seen. New York, for example, has nothing to match it. The lobby also has a handful of shops, including a good one for Detroit souvenirs.

Visited July 2013
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