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Nice dense urban pics of Detroit

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Ivory Tower    0

Everyone always sees the postcard images from Canada.

Which shows the thinist part because it's interupted by Cobo Center.

Plus the Ren. Cen. is in the forefront on the river, giving the optical illusion that the rest of the skyline is a little shorter than it is.

It's just a crappy veiw.

Most people, unless they are from Detroit, don't realize how long and or dense the skyline is.

That's because they aren't there to see it from different sides.

I admit that in the last 15 or 20 years, other skylines have had booms and have outgrown Detroits skyline somewhat.

But Detroits downtown skyline is still probably in the top 10 or 11 in the U.S..

That's good for a city that has had such a bad economy and population loss while other citys have boomed.

Heres one looking from the Rouge river(I-75)bridge.

http://www.angelfire.com/de2/detroitpix/SkylinefromRouge.jpg

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G W North    0

I had no idea that's what Detroit looked like that! I still had the mid-90's Detroit shyline in my head. Great photos!

Detroit's skyline really hasn't changed much (if at all) since the mid-1990s.

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Ivory Tower    0

No it hasn't.

The tallest thing built in 12 years has been the 16 storie compuware bldg.

That's exactly my point.

Detroit has had such an early jump on most cities that it could still compete even after years of slow growth.

Most people judge it from those crappy postcard shots from Windsor.

Heres a couple more shots.

http://community.webshots.com/photo/261377...43045pYSBNZcsKI

http://community.webshots.com/photo/261377...42896PagNVAVewz

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Allan    0

Great pics! The first pic is probably the best Detroit Skyline photo anywhere. The skyline looks so much better from that side...the riverfront view is actually not that great of a skyline view because Detroit's skyline is pretty linear along Woodward Avenue, so you just don't see all of the buildings like you see in the first pic.

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G W North    0

It's similar to Toronto in that you can't appreciate the density/urbanity from the typical "skyline view". The typical skyline view of Toronto is from the lake, yet from there you can only see a few dozen out of some 1600 highrises (12+ floors) in the city limits. The Toronto skyline really extends away from the lake for miles, so the skyline view is just showing the narrow end of it.

With Detroit, the Windsor view does show the major skyscrapers, but it doesn't show the urban density of areas at the north end of downtown.

St. Louis is another example, their skyline/urbanity extends east-west, but the typical view from East St. Louis shows only one end.

This isn't true of every city though. In may cities, there isn't much to see beyond the typical skyline view.

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