Historic Detroit

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Book Tower - Pre-renovation photos

The Book Tower at night

This detail on the Book Tower mirrors the caraytids from the Book Building.

The crown of the Book Tower

The Book Tower and the west side of downtown, as seen from the roof of the Penobscot Building

The beauty of the Book Tower

The Book Tower

The Book Tower, as seen from the roof of the Book-Cadillac Hotel

The Book Tower by night

The Book Tower has been a landmark on Detroit's skyline for nearly 100 years.

A pair of Book ends: The Book-Cadillac Hotel and the Book Tower

The Book Tower, as seen from the roof of the Wurlitzer Building

The view out one of the Book Tower's 37th floor windows

One of the more colorful rooms inside the Book Tower during its years of abandonment

Detroit's skyline as seen from the Book Tower's iconic exterior fire escape

The Book Tower from the top of the Book-Cadillac Hotel in 2008.

A detail at the top of the tower

The Book Tower, center, as seen from the top of the Greater Penobscot Building.

Detail of the elevator doors

Detail of elevator door