Fisher Building Vertorama – Rework.

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I stitched this 9 image (3×3) HDR vertorama again to make the walls less distorted. This marvelous lobby of Detroit’s landmark Fisher Building has a 3 story barrel vaulted ceiling, the is problematic for a single image with even the widest of lenses. My original measures 4286 x 5438 pixels and will make beautiful crisp 20 inch wide prints.

The Fisher Building (1928) is an ornate skyscraper in the New Center area of Detroit, Michigan, United States constructed of limestone, granite, and marble. Financed by the Fisher family with proceeds from the sale of Fisher Body to General Motors, the structure was designed to house office and retail space. The building was designated a National Historic Landmark on June 29, 1989. The building also contains the 2,089 seat Fisher Theatre.

Standing on the corner of West Grand Boulevard and Second Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, the Art Deco skyscraper lies in the heart of the New Center area of Detroit. The office building rises 30-stories with a roof height of 428 feet (130 m), a top floor height of 339 feet (103 m), and the spire reaching 444 feet (135 m). The building has 21 elevators. Designed by Albert Kahn and Associates with Joseph Nathaniel French as chief architect, it has been called Detroit’s largest art object. and is widely considered Kahn’s greatest achievement. The year of its construction, the Fisher building was honored by the Architectural League of New York as the year’s most beautiful commercial structure. The opulent three-story barrel vaulted lobby is constructed with forty different kinds of marble, decorated by Hungarian artist Géza Maróti, and is highly regarded by architects. The sculpture on the exterior of the building was supplied by several sculptors including Maroti, Corrado Parducci, Anthony De Lorenzo and Ulysses Ricci.

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