One Woodward Avenue is a
high-rise building in Detroit,
overlooks Hart Plaza, Cobo Hall, and the Detroit
It contains 29 stories (28 floors with one
basement level), and reaches a height of 430 feet (131 m).
connected directly to the Guardian Building by an enclosed walkway over W.
Architect Minoru Yamasaki
One Woodward Avenue. His first skyscraper, he used it to formulate
his design for the now-destroyed World Trade Center in New York
City. His design for McGregor Memorial Conference
Center at Wayne State
University is also highly regarded by architects.
Yamasaki commissioned Giacomo
, an Italian sculptor
with important liturgical commissions in
St. Peter's in Rome, to craft Detroit'sPasso di Danza
(step of dance) at the One Woodward Avenue building.
At night, the large "cube" at the top is lit up with large floodlights
, color-coded with seasonal events.
, it is lit green, red, and
white; in the summer, around the U.S. Independence Day
and Canada Day
, it is red, white and blue; and it is
silver-gold prior to the U.S. Thanksgiving
celebration in November.
Image:One Woodward upwards.jpg|View from Jefferson
Avenue.Image:One Woodward bldg connecting
skyway.jpg|Skywalk connects to the Guardian Building
Image:One Woodward Building lobby sculpture
sculpture is placed within the garden.
- Kvaran, Einar Einarsson, Architectural Sculpture of
America, unpublished manuscript