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Old Posted Feb 12, 2007, 9:35 PM
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2007, 7:23 AM
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Lower Eastside/Near-East Riverfront


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GM Riverfront Promenade...and parking.


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

Stone Jungle, a very flattering shot


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New Center


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Soon-to-be-utilized West Riverfront


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Rust


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Freedom Fest


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DTW McNamara Terminal


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This ole girl's seen much better days...


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September Fog


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Old Posted Jul 18, 2007, 3:01 AM
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2007, 4:26 AM
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If it weren't for that one red light, I probably wouldn't have noticed the Book Tower. I also love how the David Stott and Penobscot Building look in this picture. Very patriotic.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2007, 9:01 PM
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I love this pic! I also like a particular pic of Washington Blvd. that was posted not too long ago. Both show a row of continious classic highrises and skyscrapers. The only two American cities I know of that have this outside of Detroit, is NYC and Chicago. I just remembered, Midtown St. Louis does also.

Here's a couple I found on Flickr, scroll



http://www.flickr.com/photos/wyliepoon/774608424/



http://www.flickr.com/photos/wyliepoon/774610264/

wyliepoon's photostream on Flickr

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Old Posted Aug 30, 2007, 4:29 AM
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Was only home for a little bit, so not enough for its own thread. This thread needed a bump anyway - sorry about some of the shot quality!




















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Old Posted Sep 2, 2007, 10:47 PM
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Where did you find these photos?

See! The Ambassador Bridge photo turned out ok. Last minute camera fondling practice has done you well.
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Old Posted Sep 3, 2007, 4:22 AM
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The shot with the fireworks is amazing. I love Detroit's skyline. It ranks alongside New York and Chicago in terms of historical high-rise buildings.
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Old Posted Sep 24, 2007, 10:44 PM
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Last light on Detroit. Grand River Ave at Rosa Parks Blvd.


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Old Posted Oct 14, 2007, 12:31 AM
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This is the first time I've looked at this thread and I saw some of the controversy from about a year ago. I'll throw in my two cents' worth as an outsider.

The pictures are all quite nice. Detroit has beautiful old (and some new) buildings, and a great skyline. However, as I looked at the pictures I thought about how different they are from really walking around on the ground. The first time I was in Detroit was probably about 5-6 years ago. It is without a doubt the most depressing place I have ever been. Coming from another Rust Belt city (Pittsburgh), that says a lot, I think. Then again, a Detroiter may say the same about Pittsburgh. Whole blocks of abandoned buildings--no matter how beautiful--do not make for a nice city when on the ground.

That being said, subsequent visits have shown me that there is progress. For a city with such a long history of decay, the amount of progress in a few years is probably remarkable. Slow progress is better than none. I don't pretend to know too much about Detroit, and I've only really been downtown and on the freeways. So, these are just observations from the outside, like I've said.

I do wish I could have seen the city around 1950--I'm sure it was a vibrant place.

BTW--Pittsburgh also has steaming manholes in the winter.
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2007, 12:29 AM
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Thanks for the honest observation.

As someone who is imbedded in Detroit, I come from an entirely different perspective in that when I stand at the corner in downtown Detroit, I feel the complete opposite of depressed and overwhelming optimism. The changes are slow, but the city was once built right, and those ingredients are still here for the next stages to begin. Economies today (of the global kind) are defined by places and the concept of "place making". You cannot replicate downtown no matter how hard you try, and it is a living definition of sense of place and place making which will act in its favor as we move along to try and reinvent ourselves.

True, a lot of the city and surrounding areas of downtown aren't very pleasant to walk around in. You get a feeling of brokenness and gaps, and some of it seems at times, intentional...like developing something for the sake of developing it even if it is less than horrid.

In terms of mentioning Pittsburgh, I've only been there a few times, and compared to Detroit, I view it as having a much more enjoyable skyline display to look at than Detroit, and even though the street/ground presence is dense and could be way more funcionable than it is, it isn't. And though I'm willing to admit, Detroit's downtown streetscape is among the worst in America (but getting better), Pittsburgh didn't seem much ahead in that regard, especially considering the built-out space and density that Detroit doesn't have. Then again, I'm not a Pittsburgh freak like I am of Detroit.

--Oh ya, awesome pic, gs!
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Old Posted Dec 8, 2007, 5:04 PM
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you guys ready? Here are some of mine from recently:::::

View over Mexicantown at dusk


From Corktown to Downtown


Book Tower down Grand River Ave.


Detroit's Greatest Ruin: Michigan Central Station


Pano alert!!!

From left to right:
Michigan Avenue
Masonic Temple
Tiger Stadium
MGM Grand Casino
Book Tower
Corktown
Penobscot Building
Renaissance Center
Cobo Hall
Riverfront Towers
Windsor, Canada
Detroit River
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Old Posted Dec 9, 2007, 7:32 PM
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Yah, you need to sell that last one!
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Old Posted Dec 14, 2007, 6:30 AM
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Time to inject a little bit of Christmas spirit in this place



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Old Posted Dec 14, 2007, 10:08 AM
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Wow! That is one of the best pans of the city I have ever seen. I only wish it would have stretched all the way to New Center. Great pics!
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