Park has often been called a skyscraper graveyard.
The long-vacant Kales Building bore some of the responsibility
for this unflattering designation.
Designed by the noted architect Albert Kahn as the
headquarters of the S.S. Kresge Company the Kales
meet the same fate that so many other Detroit landmarks
shared in the 1970s and 1980s.
the Kales is now helping to shake off the skyscraper
graveyard image of Grand Circus Park. In 2005 the
building became an excellent study of adaptive reuse.
Converted into lofts, hopefully the fate of the Kales
will prove to be the standard for the futures of the
other vacant office towers.