fox theatre //// Detroit , Michigan
The 1928 building, designed by C. Howard Crane, houses the 5,000 seat Fox Theatre, a fantasia of Arabic, Indian, Oriental and Moorish influenced architecture. The theatre, with the longest freestanding balcony in the world, was restored to its original appearance.
The backstage of the theatre was modernized to accommodate an entire range of performing arts - from opera to dance. The ten-story office building was renovated to accommodate 400 employees.
GLA Principal Edward D. Francis, FAIA, was the Principal in Charge for William Kessler Associates of the renovation and restoration work.