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Some more Detroit from the Broderick

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Thanks guys. As for Detroit looking dark, it's kind of creepy when you look down on the CBD, all the dark voids are actual buildings, which shows the city has a lot of work to do as far as attracting more businesses/residents. The city's time will come, just not yet.

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Nice pics! The views alone should easily sell condos for the Broderick.

Here's my favorite

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I wish Greektown and Harmonie Park had more taller buildings. It seems kind of bare for the CBD

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I used to think that area needed tall building too, but it turns out they dont even want them. The residents actually made Greektown scale back its proposed casino because it would have been to tall.

Now, I actually like the idea of that part of the city having low/midrises only. I definately needs some infill to make it more walkable, but I think a tall building would be out of place.

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Just imagine if they'd made Compuware just 5-10 more stories taller and rented out the additional space to other companies.  It would have been perfect.

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I wish it would have been taller too. The city would be so much larger if Greektown was more built up. The Blue Cross Building wouldn't be so lone if there were more high-rises.

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I like having Greektown & Harmonie Park more low-rise oriented. It makes the areas more human-scaled. Tall buildings are nice, but only to a certain extent.

BTW, nice photos, Wolverine.

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Yeah Greektown, Bricktown and Harmonie Park don't need to be high-rise districts. They are fine just the way they are. Some infill would be nice, and possibly some mid-rises like the new hotel, but they need to keep the feel. There is MORE than enough roof on the west of downtown that would make a good high-rise district.

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Now that I look at it, it seems like that first picture actually has an excuse for looking so dark.

Its on Broadway, which has yet to add streetlights, the YMCA, or the new parking garage. Should look pretty different in a few months.

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My fav pic is of GCP. It's the perfect exposure!

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It's pretty much the ONLY picture that came out :lol: The rest were blurry. Too bad I didn't bring my tripod.

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A few people live in the Kales now. It's nowhere near 100% occupied though. I am not even sure how many of the apartments have been leased, but I have seen quite a few people going in & out of the building.

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The ground floor retail will open this summer. One of the tenants will be a furniture store. They were trying to get a restaurant, but the deal fell though. I'm not sure what the other space is going to be yet.

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Yeah, it could use one. But since it is surrounded by abandoned buildings, that's not too likely to happen. The closest thing to a restaurant is Tavern on the Park in Broderick Tower. And that doesn't even count since because the water heater broke, so they are not allowed to serve food, just drinks.

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I'm sure the leasing of apartments and lofts will pick up in this area sooner or later. I know there are a good deal of people who want to move into the downtown, but want to wait until the area gets a bit more developed. We are still at just the beginning of things. I hope to see some new buildings in GCP as well that are at least 15+ stories on the Statler and Tuller sites. I'm going to scream if those lots are gravel in 10 years.

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The demand for high rises in Detroit is very low so who would build those buildings?

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The demand for residential is on the rise, what are you talking about?

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^ It is, but it's not in high demand. He's right about the lack of demand for highrises though. Heck, we are still waiting for some of the new residential units to lease up.

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