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Old Wayne County Building - Photos

One of the massive chariot sculptures adorning the building.

A spring storm rolls into downtown Detroit over the Old Wayne County Building in April 2013

One of the statues on the cupola, as seen from the building's roof

The Old Wayne County Building on a cold winter day

The Randolph Street facade

Detail of one of the sculptures on the building's roof

The frieze above the main entrance on Randolph

A mosaic ceiling on the ground floor, under the main exterior staircase

A stained glass window in the light court

Ground floor corridor

The former light court was topped with a skylight and opened up.

The main staircase of the Old Wayne County Building is lined with marble.

The main staircase of the Old Wayne County Building is lined with marble.

The main staircase of the Old Wayne County Building is lined with marble.

Detail of one of the sculptures on the building's roof

One of the statues on the cupola, as seen from the building's roof

Detail of one of the sculptures on the building's roof

One of the statues on the cupola, as seen from the building's roof

Detail of the tower

The tower of the Old Wayne County Building, as seen from the roof

The urns that line the roof

One of the urns and the tower

One of the obelisks lining the roof

Old and new: The Old Wayne County Building with One Detroit Center in the background

The Old Wayne County Building in February 2016