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Hammond Building - Demolition photos

The Hammond, and the rest of the historic block, gone in February 1958.

The site of the Hammond cleared in 1957.

Only two walls remain of Detroit's first skyscraper.

Demolition winds down on the Hammond Building. The Penobscot Building is in the background.

The Hammond is gone in early December 1956.

The Hammond's Fort Street facade was the last to go in December 1956.

The back of the Hammond as demo begins. All you see was razed in 1956 for Chase Tower.