That would be a single new storefront window at Detroit’s G.A.R. building, and there are a couple dozen (+) going in this spring. With the final delivery of sheet glass this week, all will have been set back in place. It’s been decades since the original glass was replaced with glass block and eventually sheets of plywood.In restoring the building to its original appearance, out went all of the ugly stuff and in is going many (very) large sheets of glass. As you’ll see, some of them measure almost 8′ square. The 2 restaurant outlets will have crazy amounts of natural light… especially as the building has street frontage on every side. There are 8 large window openings in the diner alone.The teams have been bringing them in a truckload at a time and fitting them to the openings. The carpenters have been finishing the trim work behind them and painters following suit.When the doors go back in to the main entrance in the next week or so, we’ll reveal the restored main entrance… keep an eye out.
Photos by Mindfield’s Lindsey Yeo