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*GRAND RAPIDS - duce*

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Forgive my obsession with the bridge! :uhh:

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Another new condo midrise is rising adjacent to this building. It is called Icon on Bond.

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I wonder what the dot means?

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Yes, that's what it is...

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Post modernism.

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That guy was really nice!

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Courthouse

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Grand Rapids is nicknamed Calder City after this iconic work of art by Alexander Calder called "Le Grande Vitesse" meaning "The Great Swiftness". It is the centerpiece at Government Center.

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Looks like some people get angry when paying thier bills.

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I just thought the entrance to this underground garage was super cool. Cuz I'm-a dork.

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Climbing up Michigan Hill to the booming Medical Center.

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Division Street

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I will commence my tour with the Medical Center and Heritage Hill.

Most of the Medical Center as it is, is only a few years old.

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Heritage Hill, Grand Rapids' most well-known neighborhood. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places...conveniently adjacent to downtown on the east.

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Fulton Street is the main corridor through Heritage Hill.

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Grand Rapids Central High School

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Farewell from Michigan's Second City...and up-and-comer in the Midwest and USA!

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As I've noticed in both of these threads, it appears Grand Rapids has some gorgeous old buildings in downtown.

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Great pics michi!! GR looks like a great place. I gotta go sometime.

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More nice shots of Grand Rapids, thanks for sharing them. :thumbsup:

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Beautiful! I hope you enjoyed your visit to the River City. Your photos are fantastic :thumbsup: .

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Thank you. I definately enjoyed myself in Grand Rapids. I will brag about it to anyone like I do Detroit! :)

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I really like the "80 Ottawa Avenue" building. Not sure if that's the name. Anyway, it's the brick and blue glass building with the clock out front and the "One Way" sign at the right of the pic. The window are set crooked to the building and I think it looks cool.

GR also has some sweet looking hospital facilities.

Great, great stuff.

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i believe thats the Kent County building.

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i believe thats the Kent County building.

Close dtown, it's the Kent County Courthouse. Here are a couple more views of it that I took last Summer:

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The more I see of this city, the more I like. All very nice, thank you!

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No, thank YOU!

Dad...I'm really glad that those signs commorating the old City Hall and Courthouse were put on the clock tower. It's great to learn of what was once there and what could have been preserved if we didn't go through such an aggressive phase of urban renewal phase back in the day.

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No, thank YOU!

Dad...I'm really glad that those signs commorating the old City Hall and Courthouse were put on the clock tower. It's great to learn of what was once there and what could have been preserved if we didn't go through such an aggressive phase of urban renewal phase back in the day.

"Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it" ~ George Santayana

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Thanks for the pics. Any idea who Tom Otterness is?

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I meant to ask you Grand Rapids folks, but I forgot the first time around:

I tried following Indian Mounds Boulevard down toward Rivertown Crossings, but it dead ended near the freeway. What happened here and why did they barricade the rest of the street? It made me curious to see that the road was still there but it looked out of service for quite some time. Any info on that?

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I meant to ask you Grand Rapids folks, but I forgot the first time around:

I tried following Indian Mounds Boulevard down toward Rivertown Crossings, but it dead ended near the freeway. What happened here and why did they barricade the rest of the street? It made me curious to see that the road was still there but it looked out of service for quite some time. Any info on that?

I haven't been down in that area in a long time, but my guess is that it's flooded from the river this time of year (or most of the year).

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