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Tour the Sparkling New Lobby of the First National Building

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Photography by Chris and Michelle Gerard

Just last winter, the First National Building's lobby was a forgettable space visitors trudged through in order to reach the offices upstairs. Less than a year later, it has been transformed into something far more useful than a glorified hallway. Not only is the new lobby looking great, it still has a big milestone to look forward to: the arrival of Papa Joe's.

Like finding hardwood floors beneath ratty carpeting, the First National's ground floor had something special covered up by a lesser finish. Tearing away First National's drywall ceiling not only revealed the old plasterwork, it raised the ceiling height considerably. Tour the changes below.

· Preparing for Papa's: First National Building Rips Off Ceiling [Curbed]

First National Building

660 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226