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Old 02-02-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Paris( France)
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MONUMENTAL DETROIT !!!



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Old 02-05-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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^^ I cannot pick out the year that above photo was taken but Detroit has changed alot since that picture was taken, in both bad and good ways:

>Tiger Stadium was still thriving
>The Stadium district was not yet developed (Comerica and Ford Field)
>MGM Grand Casino is the big parking lot in front of DTE
>No Greektown Hotel Tower
>Hudson's Building is still standing
>No Compuware building
>No One Kennedy Square building
>Ren Cen was not yet renovated (no GM logo on the hotel tower)
>The Book-Cadillac was empty
>Fort Shelby empty

It's amazing how empty the properties were around DTE were before the MGM Grand was built.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: America
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I don't have a picture to post , I'd have to do some digging in the family archives ! Here's probably the coolest site in the world thats all Detroit . I took part in the 2006 Detroit Memories Reunion in 2006 and what a blast ! We went to a Tigers game , walking tours of historic buildings , a dinner cruise on board the Detroit Princess , dances , met some celebs of the past such as Robin Seymour of CKLW radio (Swinging Time on TV) for anyone old enough to remember that . Sign up for a monthly newsletter , you'll love it !
Detroit Memories
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Can we get a sticky on this?
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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Does anyone have a comparison shot to the one that was posted above with tiger stadium. Kind of a now and then of development?
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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Now that I re-examine the picture above, it was taken in 1992, because the One Detroit Center (Comerica Tower) is under construction, and all that's left is the crown.

I will try to find a current picture to post, finding one exactly like it will be hard though.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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MONUMENTAL DETROIT !!!


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Old 02-11-2009, 04:10 PM
 
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^^^The one above is from www.urban-photos.com, he has beautiful photographs from almost every city in the country.
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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I can't remember where I got this one from.

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Old 02-11-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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This is downtown in Fall of 1966, no Ren Cen, no real development, you can tell where the central core of downtown actually use to be (not the Ren Cen).
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