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That is a sexy Midwestern city. Nice work.
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a haunting tour of Downtown Detroit's beautiful silent buildings

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God, I always lust over those pre-war highrises. nice job.
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oh man, i have been waiting for a solid detroit thread...thank you...despite the condition it is in, the city is among my top 3 favorites. also, nice shots of the guarding building, prbly the most stunning work of art deco in the country (IMO). great song too
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God, I always lust over those pre-war highrises. nice job.
They certainly are sweet! Probably could use a good power washing to really make them shine, but I definitely agree about the pre-war highrises.
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stunning. simply stunning.

and as others have mentioned, detroit's prewar sksyscraper stock really is amazing. in fact, after the the two biggies (NYC & chicago), i'm guesing that detroit might be no. 3 globally in terms of prewar highrises, both quantity & quality.
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Great stuff. A Detroit thread that doesn't set out to be a grit/ruins fest but it shows it for what it is. Downtown Detroit is an amazing display of architecture. It looks in a lot of ways like a semi-deserted Manhattan, which for photo purposes, the lack of crowds is a good thing.

People think I'm crazy if I say I want to visit Detroit, but I do, and this displays why. I want to see this great city that America forgot.
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Any thread that starts with Gil Scott Heron is going to be good - this one lived up to it.
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As real and as hard as they come. No pics of Corktown, though?
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Beautiful Photos! Detroit's a poor city but it has an incredibly rich architectural heritage.
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Great photos. You captured the skyscrapers nicely. Especially love the angles caught of Book Tower:


It's a shame though that even in the 6 years I lived close to Detroit, the city lost 3 very significant and large downtown buildings which are just windswept empty lots in the foreground in a few of your photos. At least 10 notable midrise structures were demoed, and two of those pre-war skyscrapers have closed down and become abandoned recently. It may not seem like a lot to someone from NYC, Chicago, Philly, SF, LA, but downtown Detroit is very compact, and the number of buildings can easily be counted. Detroit is at a critical moment where any further loses of vintage building stock may endanger the core's architectural value and aesthetics.

There were a few minor gains in the past couple of years, and one major being the Book-Cadillac renovation, but it seems like it has always been one step forward, two steps back for downtown. Hopefully more renovations will gain momentum such as the Broderick renovation. Downtown Detroit still has a lot of valuable building stock as you can see and can become well positioned to having a once-again vibrant downtown.
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The Book Tower excites me in funny ways.
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the pope likes this.

the pope also misses the arcade bar.
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stunning. simply stunning.

and as others have mentioned, detroit's prewar sksyscraper stock really is amazing. in fact, after the the two biggies (NYC & chicago), i'm guesing that detroit might be no. 3 globally in terms of prewar highrises, both quantity & quality.
I definitely have to agree with you here. I really wish and hope detroit sees much, much better days...
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