Saturday, December 31, 2005

Orange House Update

I finally found out why the orange houses I blogged about a few months ago are orange. According to this bit in The Detroiter, it is a project designed to draw attention to severely decayed houses. I'd have to say that it's working quite well!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Campus Martius Night

Campus Martius (Note the new lighting on the Guardian Building)
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Comerica Tower
Comerica Tower

The Guardian Building
Guardian Building

One Woodward Avenue
One Woodward

Detroit Athletic Club
Detroit Athletic Club

Skyline from Hart Plaza
<br />Skyline from Hart Plaza

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Will it Ever End?

Well, the blog has obviously fallen by the wayside as school takes over life again.

Total time awake with no sleep: 3 days, 12 hours, 16 minutes

Not too bad when you consider the amount of work I have done and the fact that it all needs to be done 7 days from now.

Music Hall
Music Hall

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Vacation

Broderick Dweller is going on vacation. Daily photo tours will return Monday, November 28th.
Skyline from Midtown

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Penobscot Building

The Penobscot Building, at 47 stories and 565 feet tall, was the city's tallest building from the time it was completed in 1928 until the Renaissance Center's completion in 1977.

Let's take in the view from atop this majestic skyscraper.

The stadia now reside on the north end of downtown.
Penobscot View

The Ambassador Bridge lies to the west.
Penobscot View

The Buhl Building, another 1920s skyscraper.
Penobscot View

The Guardian Building is the Crown Jewel of Detroit's skyline.
Penobscot View

The Three Davids
Penobscot View

North View
Penobscot View

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Park Avenue

Park Avenue is a forgotten area of downtown. It was once a thriving upper scale area of downtown. However, in the post-war era the district declined. By the 1970s there was almost nothing left. The building owners banded together to plan a revitalization. The city decided to put its money on the Renaissance Center instead, and Park Avenue was allowed to die. Today Park Avenue is in the midst of a resurgence, as new entertainment venues such as Centaur and the Town Pump have opened up. Additionally, two more bars will open in the Cliff Bells Building by Super Bowl.

The Park Avenue Building
Park Avenue Building

Alley

Looking South Down Park Avenue
Looking South Down Park Avenue

Centaur & The Town Pump
<br />Centaur & The Town Pump

Monday, November 21, 2005

So Long, Lancaster

The Lancaster Apartments on E. Palmer at John R were the latest casualty in the city's quest to erase 300 years of history in preparation for the Super Bowl. They are being replaced by at Art Center Townhomes, which are far from artsy. They are actually nothing more than overpriced, vinyl-sided boxes that belong in the suburbs.

Lancaster Apartments

Lancaster Apartments

Lancaster Apartments

Lancaster Apartments

Lancaster Apartments