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Old Posted Jan 22, 2018, 10:50 PM
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Detroit - Midtown and New Center

Detroit is the 23rd largest city in the United States by population (673,000) and is the largest city of the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn MI Metropolitan Statistical Area in Michigan (the 14th largest in the United States).

Midtown and New Center are located about a mile to three miles North of Downtown. This thread features a selection of buildings from both districts seen on a brief walk through the areas.

Freer House at Wayne State University:



Our Lady of the Rosary Parish:





Old Main at Wayne State University:





Tierney Alumni House at Wayne State University:





Detroit Institute of Arts:



















































Detroit Public Library:































Barlum Apartments:



Argonaut Building:



Art Centre Building at College for Creative Studies:



The Park Shelton:



Cadillac Place:













Graphic Arts Lofts:



Fisher Building:







































5057 Woodward at Wayne State University:









Albert Kahn Building:





Horace H. Rackham Educational Memorial at Wayne State University:



Detroit Historical Museum:













DeRoy Auditorium at Wayne State University:



Prentis Building at Wayne State University:



Kresge-Ford Building at College for Creative Studies:





Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History:

















Michigan Science Center:





Integrative Biosciences Center at Wayne State University:



Walter B. Ford II Building at College for Creative Studies:





Chemistry at Wayne State University:



All photos taken by geomorph in 2017.

For my other Detroit threads, see:

Downtown - Historic Buildings: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=231746

Downtown - General Views and Modern Buildings: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=231716

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23rd largest? Detroit's population has really decreased. Nice to see that the city still has lots of buildings in good condition, and it's still a great city.
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Some of the most beautiful architecture in North America is right here. What a great tour. Thanks.
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23rd largest? Detroit's population has really decreased. Nice to see that the city still has lots of buildings in good condition, and it's still a great city.
23rd largest is correct in terms of city limits. Its density is still pushing 5,000 per square mile believe it or not! Also, the metro area is still 14th largest. Even with all that, it still desperately needs population gain!
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Great photo sets! I hope you enjoyed your visit!
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23rd largest is correct in terms of city limits. Its density is still pushing 5,000 per square mile believe it or not! Also, the metro area is still 14th largest. Even with all that, it still desperately needs population gain!
Yup. And 329,000 more right across the river.
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Nice ones and sharp too! Good job
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Well, was it in France, both the metro area and the city proper would still rank 2nd to Paris that's obviously much larger, ahead of Lyon whose economy is yet healthy.

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Our Lady of the Rosary Parish....
Mouais... Is this Catholic and from the late 19th century?
To be frank, I don't like it at all when the church mimics the Middle Ages like that.
It's scaring people instead of helping them grow more spiritual.

Let me show you an example here.
In my suburban town of Maisons-Alfort, we have a cute little church from the 12th century, whose bell tower is yet the original.
It went through some 900 years or something. That's a bit crazy when you think about it.


https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89...Maisons-Alfort

So the more modern noticeable church in town, built in 1933 had to be more innovative.


https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89...Maisons-Alfort

It is made of concrete and glass. That one's even registered as a national landmark, because it was bad ass in the 1930s.
It is actually more interesting than the former.

So I never really understood why the US always tried so hard to duplicate the ancient stuff.
It's more valuable and more convincing to seek innovation, and the church itself should just do that.
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Unfortunately a couple of blocks away from these buildings it is still Dresden 1945.
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To be frank, I don't like it at all when the church mimics the Middle Ages like that.
It's scaring people instead of helping them grow more spiritual.
I find the modern 1933 fascist era church much more scary than the medieval one.
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23rd largest? Detroit's population has really decreased. Nice to see that the city still has lots of buildings in good condition, and it's still a great city.
Metro Detroit is the 14th with around 5 million people. We are still here, the vast majority just moved to the suburbs.
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Very nice, with a lot of the old turn of the century and pre 1920's stuff still standing. I like the Argonaut Building's stripping, something I have seen in Torino Italy also. Surprised you don't see more of that style.
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Very nice, with a lot of the old turn of the century and pre 1920's stuff still standing. I like the Argonaut Building's stripping, something I have seen in Torino Italy also. Surprised you don't see more of that style.
I love it too, it gives the building such a Venetian look, I haven't seen any other pre-wars in the US with it. The Albert in Capital park also has the same.
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somehow, the early skyscraper architecture of detroit has tons of integrity.

you get the sense that the clients wanted forward thinking architecture, not just some skyscraper version of a medieval cathedral like you see more of in New york and Chicago.
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Absolutely stunning beauty. I'm over in D-Town at least once a year (often for concerts at the incredible Masonic Temple) and I somehow had no idea that there were so many great cultural institutions and museums there! I guess I should explore Midtown a bit more thoroughly!
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Unfortunately a couple of blocks away from these buildings it is still Dresden 1945.
Not for long.
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Absolutely stunning beauty. I'm over in D-Town at least once a year (often for concerts at the incredible Masonic Temple) and I somehow had no idea that there were so many great cultural institutions and museums there! I guess I should explore Midtown a bit more thoroughly!
I regret not making the extra effort to go over to the Masonic Temple and take some pics there!
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