Project Artifacts

Legacy of Leadership

After completing countless projects, we’ve accumulated quite a cache of souvenirs. Check out some of the more unique items we’ve collected over the years.

Wooden Water Pipe

Before galvanized and PVC pipes were the standard in plumbing infrastructure, wood piping was used to transport water through buildings. Constructed from logs, wooden pipes had a large hole bored lengthwise through the center.

This specific section of pipe was excavated in the 1960s from the Children’s Hospital of Michigan construction site in Detroit, which also happens to be the first project former President and current Chief Community Officer Ben Maibach III worked on at Barton Malow.

Pontiac Silverdome Football

The Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium (better known as the Silverdome) was the first major athletic facility with a 12-acre roof held up solely by air pressure. It was also home to the Detroit Lions from 1975 to 2001 (and the Detroit Pistons from 1978 to 1988).

This gilded football, presented to Barton Malow by the Greater Detroit Building Trades Council, is a testament to the achievements of the entire Barton Malow team, especially the 2,536 trades professionals who worked on this historic stadium.

Camden Yards Grand Opening Brick + Pennant

This brick, dated April 4, 1992, is a lasting piece of memorabilia from the ballpark that forever changed baseball. Two days later, on April 6, the Baltimore Orioles held their inaugural opening day at the newly finished stadium. A crowd of nearly 45,000 fans took to Oriole Park at Camden Yards to watch the Orioles claim a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians (now known as the Guardians).

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