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ZachariahDaMan

Detroit 1-31-07

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Book-Cadillac Hotel

Built 1924, closed 1984. Being renovated and should be ready in 2008.

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Detroit Free Press Building- 1925

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Lafayette Building- 1923

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Dime Building- 1913

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Compuware Headquarters

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Good-bye Commerce Building- 1915

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^The plaque on this building reads "A large brick building known as "the Finney House Barn" was located here and used as a dept ofr helping slaves gain freedom into Canada from 1833 until the Civil War. Detroit was one of the most important "stations" on the route to Canada and the anti-slavery soceity organized in 1837, aided in the liberation of thousands of slaves."

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Nice pics Zach. My favorite is the 4th to last one, its an excelent shot.

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Thanks dtown, here are some more

Campus Martius Park

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Looking down Woodward

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Former location of Hudsons in foreground

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Broderick Tower Lofts- 1928

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Nice again! I love that first shot down Woodward. There are some really great little buildings that you normally dont notice, but if you take a second look at them you'll notice the great details on them.

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Man, the Detroit Free Press Building has to be one of my favorite buildings. It looks just like you'd imagine an old-time newspaper building to look. I really hope someone saves this one.

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Nice pics Zacariah! Coming from Michigans 2nd city, Detroit always strikes me as feeling so much bigger than GR. :) Again great shots of some great buildings. And yes - winter is depresssing. Spring always makes the cities look a bit more "spruced up".

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One thing I've noticed in the last month or so is the increasing deterioration of the Lafayette Building, especially in the top floors. When it was windy this afternoon you could actually see stuff blowing out of the top floor window on the northern side of the south wing.

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It's good to see some bright spots in Detroit! Every little bit of investment helps, especially with preserving many of these structures from demolition. We've seen too many buildings demolished because of neglect or lack of foresight (let's get another parking lot!), and I'm really pleased that the city is seeing a lot of new investment going in.

I've heard from some friends up in Indiana that Detroit is becoming a "Silicon Valley" in terms of what types of new industries are being installed. I've also seen a lot more advertisements regarding Michigan's high-tech ventures down here in Kentucky... How true is this?

Nice photographs, thanks for sharing!

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They are probably talking about Southeast Michigan, which is attracting a fair amount of high-tech jobs. The state ranks in the Top 10 in quite a few measures of high-tech job employment. Much of the high-tech work is with the auto and auto-supply industries, but that's changing, too.

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