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Detroit - Downtown - Historic Buildings

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).

Downtown is located adjacent to the Detroit River that separates Detroit in Michigan from Windsor in Ontario. This thread features a selection of historic buildings.

























































































































































































All photos taken by geomorph in 2017.

For my other Detroit threads, see:

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

Midtown and New Center: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...81#post8056581

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Absolutely gorgeous!
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What material did they use for the renovation of the roof of the Westin hotel? I remember somewhat recently, that building had a nice copper roof but now it's an odd looking brown.
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The material is still copper.
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damn, detroit has some dead sexy historic building stock.

one of the best collections of pre-war towers anywhere on the planet.

thanks for the beautiful pics.
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Wow what gorgeous gems!! Thanks bud!!

Hey btw is the Stroh Brewery still there?
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Beautiful! Have they renovated lots of historic buildings lately? I remember so many posts with old buildings that felt into disrepair.
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You can't beat that.

You just can't beat that.
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Beautiful! Have they renovated lots of historic buildings lately? I remember so many posts with old buildings that felt into disrepair.
Most of the historic properties in and around the core of the city have been renovated, are being renovated, or have plans for renovation. The skyscraper graveyard era is over.
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One of my favorite cities! I looked at all three threads. I love the building stock in this city and it's great to see the restorations! Detroit has some of the best lobbies. I'm excited to see what the Book Tower will look like, when work is completed.
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Great pictures! Detroit has an immense wealth of commercial building stock, and magnificent Art Deco buildings!
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it really is a breathtaking array of pre-war towers.
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The material is still copper.
Cool - I guess the patina has yet to develop then.

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You can't beat that.

You just can't beat that.
Nope, you can't. This section of the lobby with those elevator bay entrances are just obscenely deco - like the most art deco-y thing I have ever seen.
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wow superb images, especialy with the towers.
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stunning. some of the best, if not the best, collection of early 20th century architecture on the planet.
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Wow what gorgeous gems!! Thanks bud!!

Hey btw is the Stroh Brewery still there?
Thank you for the compliment, according to Wikipedia: "On February 8, 1985, Stroh announced that it would close its 135-year-old brewery on Detroit's east side. Chairman Peter Stroh said that the facility was simply outdated and had no room to expand. The structure was imploded the following year." Also from that website: "In August 2016, Pabst partnered with a brewery in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood called Brew Detroit to begin brewing batches of Stroh's Bohemian-Style Pilsner, a beer derived from an original 1850's Stroh's recipe. The first batch was shipped to area bars, restaurants, and liquor stores on August 22, with special events all across metropolitan Detroit on the 26th."
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