Balmoral Building Offers Opulent, Castle-Inspired Home to PNC Bank, Morgan Stanley
BIRMINGHAM, MICH. - Booms Stone Co. is proud to announce their part in the construction of the Balmoral, a five-story building constructed in the neo-classical style and intended as a mixed-use structure.
[ClickPress, Tue Oct 31 2017] BIRMINGHAM, MICH. - Booms Stone Co. is proud to announce their part in the construction of the Balmoral, a five-story building constructed in the neo-classical style and intended as a mixed-use structure.
The Balmoral is inspired by the Scottish castle that Prince Albert presented to Queen Victoria in 1852. The building boasts 24-foot columns and matching granite wainscoting on the exterior and an elegant main lobby sporting gorgeous columns and eight-foot high glass doors. Top-grade granite and marble are incorporated into the design of the room’s gleaming walls, while the expanse of floor is made of Kashmir White Granite that is only found in India. The elevators sport Spanish Emperador Light, and the corridors boast complex mosaics to highlight the tile floor. Finally, the restrooms have countertops of Brazilian stone and Cygnus granite sinks.
Housing high-profile clients that include Morgan Stanley, PNC Bank The Private Bank, a Chicago-based institution, the Balmoral also provides a gleaming new home to the headquarters of sister companies Birmingham Roast and Lady Jane’s Haircuts for Men. The building is topped with a luxurious two-story Penthouse that encompasses the fourth and fifth floors.
Other key contributors to this project include Harvey Weiss and Najib Samona, Architect Thom Philips, Vice President of Hobbs & Black Architects, and Great Lakes Granite and Marble. The collaboration came to life as a vision for Weiss and Samona after the purchase of the land on Woodward Avenue.
A leading provider of natural stone and associated services for commercial construction projects, Booms Stone Co. has a 45,000 sq.-ft fabrication facility that allows for custom sawing, polishing, waterjet cutting, edging and CNC machines. The company keeps an average stock of over 3,000 slabs in different varieties of natural as well as man-made stone and employs engineers, fabricators, project managers and installers to make sure the natural stone construction projects they handle are done with the most precise attention to detail.
Of the hundreds of projects completed in North America, the company lists several natural stone floors, stone veneer walls, columns, planters and reception areas. They use the latest technology in data imaging and drawing to support the contemporary artisans in their employ.
Booms Stone Co. can provide estimates for budgeting purposes as well as formal contract bids, and provides a structural calculation developed by a registered engineer who is licensed in 44 states.