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Guardian Building - Photos

One of the elevator bays in the lobby

A Tiffany clock in the old banking lobby

The jaw-dropping interior of the Guardian

A mural depicting Michigan and its industries decorates the back wall of the old banking lobby.

The Griswold Street entrance of the Guardian.

The Griswold Street facade

Old and new: The Guardian Building and the Renaissance Center

The lobby ceiling of the Guardian

The lobby of the Guardian

The stunning beauty of the Guardian

The Guardian's stunning beauty

The Guardian's lobby

An Art Deco knight guards the Guardian

The beautiful mosaic behind the security desk in the Guardian's lobby

Numerous artisans worked on the Guardian Building, including muralist Ezra Winter and Mary Chase Perry Stratton, founder of Pewabic Pottery.

The Guardian, as seen from the roof of the Ford Building

The Guardian, as seen from the roof of the Penobscot Building

The Guardian, as seen from the roof of the David Stott Building.

The former banking hall is now a retail promenade, with shops and a cafe.

The Guardian's main lobby, looking toward the Congress entrance

The guard desk in the Guardian's lobby. Note the mosaic wall behind it.

The impressive lobby of the Guardian

The Guardian and Buhl buildings