David Stott Building, Detroit, in Lego and in fact

May 14, 2007

The David Stott Building - Lego VersionThe David Stott Building - Actual Version

David Stott Building, Detroit by DecoJim & The Stott by detroitsky

On David Stott Building at MOC Pages, Jim Garrett writes:

This MOC represents the David Stott building, an Art Deco skyscraper that was built in Detroit during 1929 at 1150 Griswold Street. The design of the original building appears to have been influenced by Eliel Saarinen’s 2nd place entry in the 1922 Chicago Tribune building design contest. The David Stott was designed by architects Donaldson and Meier. The building is named after a Detroit businessman who owned a mill and was a boardmember of several other companies. The building remains one of Detroit’s 10 tallest skyscrapers to this day.

Follow that link to MOC Pages for all the details on Jim’s nearly 8′ tall, 54 lb. creation and check out Jim’s Lego Architecture set for more views of this and other skyscrapers.

Wikipedia’s page on the 37-story David Stott is pretty sparse, as is the Stott @ Skyscraper Page. Emporis says the Stott is Detroit’s 13th tallest building. Model D rates the structure #7 on its Top 10 Downtown Buildings of Detroit article and says that the height seems almost exaggerated to be well over 500 feet tall, because of how thin the tower appears and how the setbacks which begin on the buildings 23rd floor, seem to gracefully go on forever.

Here’s a Google map of the location of the David Stott Building (1150 Griswold – at the corner of Griswold & State). Geoff George has a photo of the David Stott mapped as well. You can get more views of the David Stott Building on Flickr.

5 Responses to “David Stott Building, Detroit, in Lego and in fact”

  1. Scott Says:

    I hear that this building is currently for sale. Does anyone have details?

  2. Eric Says:

    I have an office there; and I haven’t a clue; as I have heard lots of different rumors from selling, to not selling, maybe renovate, or re-zone to condos. so i guess anything is possible.

  3. Artist Developer Says:

    David Stott building $3.9 million

  4. Irene Says:

    I worked in the David Stot Building years ago as an elevater operater cranking them up and down , in1964-65-67…my name is Irene Pare and i am 64 yrs old…i worked 2 shifts , days and nights, loved my job. detroit edison trained their people in that building at that time.

  5. Irene Says:

    I worked in the David Stot Building years ago as a elevater operater cranking them up to the 35th floor. I was just 15 yrs old. I worked 2 shifts a day. I loved it and will always be thankfull for the job.I am now 63.


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