Guardian Building

Just finished viewing the documentary on the Guardian Building at Griswold and Congress. The film is being played on a 42″ plasma inside the lobby and it goes about fiftteen minutes. In glorious color, the images pop out at you. There is an informative narration of it’s history, the architech, Wirt C. Rowlands who also did the Penopscot Building across the street, and scenes of the D’ in the late 20’s. Really worth the time if you are in the downtown area. The film plays continuously all day.

By the way, when you enter, say hi to the extraordinary and ledgendary doorman/concierge/greeter, Christopher Roddy. He is the wagon master for free tours of the building everyday, Mon thru Fri from 10am to noon.

1 Comment so far

  1. Rodney Reeves (unregistered) on December 20th, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that the music from this film is by Phil Oglivies Rhythm Kings. If you like the tunes, we did a two part podcast that we recorded from the Firefly in Ann Arbor.

    Check it out. It was our January show a whole year ago. That makes us old timers in the world of podcasting.

    Part 1:
    http://jazzstage.us/index.php?post_id=44464
    Part 2:
    http://jazzstage.us/index.php?post_id=46030

    Enjoy,

    Rodney



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