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Views of Downtown and New Center from Wayne State University's stadium taken by forumer Jeff over at UrbanPlanet.org



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Great photos. Any more of the new Compuware hq? Used to work for them back in Farmington Hills...
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2006, 6:18 AM
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The Compuware atrium is actually pictured in a shot above, but here is the exterior:


ifmuth - http://www.flickr.com/photos/70205638@N00/


UrbanTiki - http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbantiki/


BuildingsofDetroit - http://www.flickr.com/photos/snweb/


pdoze - http://www.flickr.com/photos/18169862@N00/

The garage


pdoze - http://www.flickr.com/photos/18169862@N00/
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Awesome - thanks - nice looking building. Sure beats the old Farmington Hills office park... which was quite bland. And I like the lighting on it.

Are there still a fair number of abandoned buildings in the downtown core, or is that area filling in? I recall the street where the CPWR hq was to be built had quite a few empty storefronts and wig shops at the time...
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Whoever took those freedom festival shots must have been sitting on my lap, I mean I was right at the tip of the island.


Great shots all around. Detroit looks spectacular under a bath of sun.
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why you getting lazy on me son? MORE MORE MORE!
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2006, 11:45 PM
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Awesome - thanks - nice looking building. Sure beats the old Farmington Hills office park... which was quite bland. And I like the lighting on it.

Are there still a fair number of abandoned buildings in the downtown core, or is that area filling in? I recall the street where the CPWR hq was to be built had quite a few empty storefronts and wig shops at the time...
Most all the storefront facades have been renovated along that, and quite a few filled, but there are still quite a few vacant. Were the Merchants Row and Woodward Center condominiums under renovation when you were there because they've filled in most of the area. Even still, the area looks a MILLION times better than it did just a few years ago, and here are some examples...

Lower Woodward North of C-Mart (Campus Martius)


BuildingsOfDetroit - http://www.flickr.com/photos/snweb/


ifmuth - http://www.flickr.com/photos/70205638@N00/


Allan M. - http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanm/


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Most all the storefront facades have been renovated along that, and quite a few filled, but there are still quite a few vacant. Were the Merchants Row and Woodward Center condominiums under renovation when you were there because they've filled in most of the area.
There's a new, trendy clothing store at Merchants Row called Studio Couture Detroit. It has a nice, transparent facade. Something that pretty much every street downtown lacks. That's obviously changing rapidly.

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Thanks LMich & Michi - nice to see that area improving. And glad to see Compuware hopefully helped. I don't think anything was under renovation when I moved to CA (in 2000), so this is all good to see.
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There are several new shops and restaurants on Lower Woodward.
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Well, since starting my new job last week at Quicken Loans, I've had less time to put together a big Detroit thread - so why not post some new, high-def stuff here!

Gratiot Avenue, downtown Detroit, from near 8 Mile Road


Lower Woodward District


211 W Fort Street, home of Comerica's HQ from 1964-1992


Soccer and RenCen near the Detroit Dearborn border


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Old Posted Oct 19, 2006, 6:56 AM
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The Gratiot Avenue photo if the best...photo...ever. Where exactly was it taken from? Gratiot and What?
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That night shot from the boats is incredible!
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Mas... especial por los Tigres!

The Olde English D!


Damn Windsor Casino ad, but still a decent view (those are lights on in the Book Cadillac...)


Fisher Building in Tigers Colors!

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Great pics, Tony!

BTW, did you join Quicken because they might be moving downtown?
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I love New Center, and what it could become. And the view to downtown ain't bad either (second photo).

Tony, you missed my question.
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LMich - There is a parking structure at State Fair (E) and Gratiot for the former Saratoga Hospital (now a St. John's outpatient clinic I do believe)

Hudkina - I'll be able to answer that hopefully before December 31st

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absolutely awesome...especially the night pic and how you captured the firework exploding in the background...

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For god's sake why?
Ugh. I'll have to drive through Detroit on my way to work this morning. It's hard to imagine a more depressing place to be, and I think that only Seattle is grayer.
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scribeman, maybe you need some professional help if driving through any city depresses you. It seems you live a sorry and sad life...
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2006, 4:34 PM
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While the last few day's weather has not been pretty looking, I think the city itself is really looking good - lights on at the Book Cadillac, the tigers decorations downtown, etc.

Lighten up a bit scribey!
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