Update: Element Detroit at the Metropolitan Photography

September 15, 2022

A Jewel Restored

The former Metropolitan Building has been an iconic part of the Detroit skyline since its opening in 1925. Once considered for demolition after falling into disrepair for more than three decades, the building was transformed into a new extended-stay Marriott hotel and reopened as The Element Detroit at the Metropolitan in 2018.

Graham provided over six hundred of our 1200 Series fixed and fixed-offset windows for the project. The offset windows simulate the look of a hung window without being operable. Graham was capable of replicating the historic sitelines, including a custom curved panning with blank-off panels to simulate the radius tops of the original 1920’s windows.

From Blight to Beauty

Some striking images of the hotel are viewable on the website of independent Detroit photographer Alanna St. Laurent: Alanna St. Laurent Photography. The photographer also shared a gallery of before and after photos showing the dramatic transformation from blight to beauty.

                                                      Before: Graffiti covered façade


To learn more about how Graham can provide the fenestration solutions your next project requires, visit our contact page to get started.

Getting Traction in Cincinnati

July 14, 2022

Getting Traction in Cincinnati
The building on the corner of West Fourth and Elm Streets in Cincinnati has seen a lot of use, and thanks to recent development in this historic neighborhood its future is looking brighter than ever.
Continue Reading

An Iconic Venue Gets An Overhaul

December 10, 2020

An Iconic Venue Gets An Overhaul
Renovations for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Field House are nearly complete despite delays due to the current pandemic. The UW Field House is a multi-purpose arena adjacent to Camp Randall Stadium and home to …

Graham Windows Adorn WSU’s Chatsworth Tower Project

March 27, 2020

Historic Detroit Building Transformed
Wayne State University is currently renovating its Chatsworth Residence Hall, and Graham windows are everywhere you look.
The iconic structure, built in 1928 and added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1986, was …

New Windows with an Old Twist

November 7, 2019

Ohio University’s “The Ridges” building complex is getting some new windows with a familiar face. Graham is proud to play a role in restoring a part of this historic site’s magnificence.
 
An Intriguing History
The site opened in 1874 …