Eye for Design: November 2021


None of our readers identified last month’s Eye for Design. That detail featured a closeup of one of the three pillars that surround the main entry of the doors at the Boji Tower, 124 Allegan Street in downtown Lansing. The 23-story Art Deco skyscraper was completed in 1931; it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. The intricate tableau of squirrels, bumblebees, and beehives was created by American sculptor Ulysses Ricci. They are part of the stylized wildlife that typified Art Deco motifs along with geometric patterns and shapes, observable elsewhere on the building’s sculpture. 

This month’s Eye for Design (above) can be found in south Lansing. If you know where, email carriesampson@micourthistory.org and you could win an Eye for Design mug!


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