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Detroit by Night

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Night settles in over Detroit

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The Financial District

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Grand Circus Park

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The historic Kales Building - constructed in 1914 & designed by famed architect Albert Kahn

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Comerica Park & Ford Field

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The western half of downtown Detroit

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The Renaissance Center & Cadillac Tower

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The eastern half of downtown, with Lafayette Park & the East Riverfront beyond

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The Metropolitan Building

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Broadway

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Woodward Avenue

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The Book Tower, with the Ambassador Bridge behind

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Capitol Park and the soon to be renovated Book-Cadillac Hotel

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Woodward Avenue looking north. The golden top of the Fisher Building can be seen in the distance

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Wow, great shots Allan. I've always been a big fan of those night shots. :thumbsup:

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I can taste the grandeur! It's such an amazing city to me. :)

I don't see the full moon accompanying the Ren Cen, so those must not have been from the other night.

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Detroit looks so beautiful at night. These are some of the best pictures of Detroit that I've seen!!!! wonderful tour.

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Michi, the pano is from the other night. The moon is absent from the pano because the moon was just rising when you got to the roof, and I took the pano before you got there. The rest of the shots are from earlier in the week.

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thoose are great Allan, i love the one with the Ambassador Bridge in it

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Comerica has no lighting scheme. It would look really cool if they'd bother to light up the corners of the roof, but they don't for some reason....

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its nice to see the night lighting of the Guardian and Stott now. I cant wait look @ that lower woodward picture again in a few years when there is something on that Hudson sight, and some lights coming from the landmarks of Capitol Park and Washington Bl. (BC, Ft Shelby, restored Book)...it really bothers me that someday when there is self-sustaining demand for office/residential downtown that standalong garages like the Compuware garage will take up what could be prime realestate

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Beautiful shots Allan. I can't believe I missed these since I frequent the photos section.

Comerica actually does have a lighting scheme, but it isn't used a lot. There are portions that have spotlights mounted into the ground to shine up on the building and statues. On the concourse there are spotlights as well that illuminate the whole underside in various colors. It's really beautiful, but only turned on during games.

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Allan,

Hey, WOW! Great pics. I've never seen Detroit look so beautiful.

You always hear such bad things about the city, like it's falling apart and deserted. Your pics show a very electrifying city with a spectacular skyline.

I've always been amazed by the Ren Center. What do you think about it Allan? I was a kid when it was built and the first time I saw it in a book, I thought it was so futuristic looking.

One more question for you, if you don't mind. What kind of camera/lenses do you use?

Thanks,

Bruce

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in the day time and from a distance (windsor), the Book Tower is creepy as HELL!

great pics :)

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Yeah, the Book Tower is in desperate need of facade cleaning. It's so covered with grime on some areas, people mistakingly think there was a fire.

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if you look at the midrise section, you can see evidence of cleaning, but I think she ran out of money.

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Thanks, everyone!

Bruce, I use a Nikon D50 with the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 lens. I need to get some better lenses, but that's near the bottom of my priority list right now.

As for the Renaissance Center, I'm not really a fan. It's disconnected from the rest of downtown, and dominates over all the other buildings. The building really once was a fortress. The renovations GM has made have definitely improved the complex's appearance, navigability, and connection with the rest of downtown.

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I don't think the Ren Cen is disconnected from the rest of downtown anymore. The only major disconnect that remains is the lack of a pedestrian crossing at the tunnel entrance. They either need to build a pedestrian bridge over that intersection or rework it to create a pedestrian crossing. Other than that General Motors has really opened it up to the rest of downtown. Eventually when the Port Terminal is built and the Riverwalk connects to the Ren Cen it'll be even better.

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true that. about the river walk and port authority thing

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Fantastic pictures, Allan! Great job. :thumbsup:

And I have to say, I love the Book Tower. There's something about the grit and history visible in the building that really gets me. Actually, I could say that for many buildings in Detroit.

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yeah, the grit and histroy make it unqiue and cool for sure...

however, it's grit happens to be on a boulevard in my city with the most potential for rapid growth, maybe even our own shopping boulevard :) so I wouldnt mind to see it fixed up

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