[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”20991″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_blank” img_size=”full” link=”http://www.truespaces.co”][vc_custom_heading text=”3/Detroit: Mind blowing 3D tour of the Book Tower Building ” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:22|text_align:center|color:%23000000|line_height:.9″ google_fonts=”font_family:Merriweather%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Earlier this year, Dan Gilbert added to his collection of more than 80 properties in downtown Detroit with the purchase of the beautiful Book Building and Tower. Here’s the Daily Detroit story about it.

Before that happened, Truspaces.co – a Detroit based experiential photography company providing virtual walkthroughs of spaces in Metro Detroit – paid a visit to the Book Tower before the purchase and captured this amazing walkthrough.

The tour works on your computer or smartphone, but even cooler, it’s compatible with Samsung Gear VR, allowing you to immerse yourself in a full virtual reality experience wherever you are. Just make sure you’re sitting down![/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]


[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]As an added bonus, we pulled 5 facts from the Detroit Historical Museum’s website to help you impress your friends with you boundless knowledge of all things Book Tower.

1. Designed by legendary architect, Louis Kamper, the 28-story, 517,000 square foot building was actually constructed in two separate phases. First, the Book Building in 1916, followed by the tower in 1926

2. The entire block of Washington Blvd., including the Book Cadillac, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982

3. The tower is made out of limestone with copper roofing. Over time the limestone structure absorbed pollutants from the air, leading to its strange discoloration.

4. There are 12 statues of nude women around the tower, a common theme in Italian Renaissance architecture style.

5. Kamper did not include fire evacuation routes into the design, leading to the addition of a fire escape that travels all the way down the side of the tower.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_cta_button call_text=”You can harness the power of 3D! Get in touch with our sponsor, TrueSpaces.co, and find out what they can do for you.” title=”Get in touch” target=”_blank” color=”btn-danger” icon=”wpb_arrow” size=”btn-large” position=”cta_align_bottom” href=”http://www.truespaces.co”][vc_empty_space height=”4px”][vc_message message_box_style=”standard” style=”rounded” message_box_color=”info” icon_type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-usd” icon_openiconic=”vc-oi vc-oi-dial” icon_typicons=”typcn typcn-adjust-brightness” icon_entypo=”entypo-icon entypo-icon-note” icon_linecons=”vc_li vc_li-heart” icon_pixelicons=”vc_pixel_icon vc_pixel_icon-alert”]

The content of 3/Detroit (including this page) is underwritten content with the approval of TrueSpaces.co.

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We’re taking reader suggestions on where we should go next! Is there a mansion, a building, or a space you’ve always wanted to see? Email us at dailydetroit@gmail.com for consideration.

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