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Hey guys,

I visited the Motor City YET AGAIN on October 23, came down for a Red Wings game, little bowling, good food, hotel accommodations at the Renaissance Center and an art tour to go with it.

Without further ado, here's another one of my fine Detroit tours...



Looking up at the Renaissance Center, I stayed in the Marriott Hotel...




View of Windsor, Ontario from my room...


Watergarden dome


Tower 300 of the Renaissance Center




Most comfortable bed I have ever slept on in my life, period...


Little tour of the RenCen








Walked to the People Mover station, waiting for the train...


The People Mover arrives! Took it to Grand Circus Park


A few shots from around Grand Circus Park




The famous Fillmore Theatre, a popular concert venue

Fox Theatre




Hockeytown Cafe on Woodward Ave.


St. Johns Episcopal Church


New townhouses appear in the Brush Park Neighborhood, north of downtown and I-75.


Two bombed-out buildings... sadly something that is not uncommon in Detroit


Building in Cass Park slated for demolition


Detroit's Brush Park neighborhood... in this neighborhood, once home to prominent and beautiful Colonial and Victorian-style mansions, it has fallen on hard times, although is seeing some rejuvenation and life...








Unfortunately unkempt houses and burned-out houses like this still linger around Brush Park...








I believe this house is going to be restored...




Two more beauties...
























A castle-like apartment building bombed out, however the trees add colour to it...
































SO MUCH POTENTIAL! Being footsteps away from downtown, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Fox Theatre, and the People Mover!












Masonic Temple






Bonstelle Theatre, part of Wayne State University


Milner Arms Apartment Building


New Building on Woodward


Orchestra Hall




Professional Plaza


Harper Hospital and DMC




Buildings slated for renovation along Woodward Avenue




Another bombed-out building, slated for demolotion...


One of Detroit's Premier Entertainment Centers, Majestic Theatre and the Garden Bowl Lanes, built in 1919, it is the oldest continually-used bowling alley in the United States.


Inside the Garden Bowl...


Bowled a few games...


The last one was my best, 173!


Union Street Saloon, a fine dining restaurant across from the Majestic/Garden Bowl...


Nice decor, very saloon-like, the steak here was excellent...


Detroit School of Arts...


St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church








Two old former performing arts centers...


Addison Building


First Presbyterian Church






Skyline...














Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers


David Broderick Tower and David Whitney Building, near the People Mover station...


nited Artists building, owned by Mike Ilitch, may be soon-to-be renovated


Kales Building on the right and two other buildings vacant




After getting back to my hotel, on the PM again, made to the Joe Louis Arena for the game...


"Terrible" Ted Lindsay statue in the concourse


Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe statue


Concourse of the Joe




Sweet seats, right in the center...


Red Wings practising...






Opening faceoff...


Red Wings score early to make it 1-0 on the power play! Henrik Zetterberg with the goal!








Ducks took a two-goal lead after a goal to make it 3-1, they had to review it, but I thought it went win, unfortunately...


Face-off in the Red Wings zone in the second period...


Red Wings trailing 3-1...


But the Red Wings answer the call! THE MULE (Johan Franzen), makes it 3-2!


Then Tomas Holmstrom ties it at 3-3, after standing in front of the goalie and re-deflecting it in!




Zambonis clearing the ice for the 3rd Period...


Red Wings Bench...


Start of the 3rd period...






After Anaheim made it 4-3 with a five-hole goal by Teemu Selanne, the Red Wings tied it up on another goal by Henrik Zetterberg!


Crowd getting antsy...




Everybody stood the last few minutes of the game...


Less than five minutes in the game, Detroit pressing...




Red Wings continue to press...


While Jimmy Howard holds fort in the other end...




Pavel Datsyuk scores through a crowd over the goalie and wins the game with 11.4 seconds left in the third period!






Red Wings win!!! Congratulating Jimmy Howard!!!!


5-4 Detroit the final!






Pavel Datsyuk the second star of the game...


Henrik Zetterberg the first star of the game...




The Joe after the game...




Blurry shot of Windsor...


RenCen at night...


The Financial District area of Detroit, would have taken more night pictures...


but it started to rain heavily, argh!


Back in my room, watching game 6 of the NLCS between the Giants and Phillies... which the Phillies lost sadly


Looking across at Windsor from my room at night...


Tower 300 at night of the RenCen


Hope you all enjoyed it!!! Part two coming soon with more of Midtown, and the Detroit Institute of Arts! :D
 

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Sound like you had a wonderful first day in Detroit! It has been almost a year since my last visit and I miss the city already.
 

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Nice pictures! Brush Park has some great houses, too bad no one wants to live in them.

Joe Louis Arena has a big concouse. I don't know if I've ever seen a place with a roof that high. It looks like the main area of a convention hall of something.

I didn't think I'd see a Phillies blurb in here!
 

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It's absolutely disgusting that so many HUGE buildings are slated for demolition. No other city in America would do such a thing. Times may be tough right now for Detroit, but buildings like Cass Tech and others shown in this thread are its biggest competitive advantage, and the only thing that sets this grand old city apart from Houston, Atlanta and other Sunbelt cities that have overshadowed Detroit in recent times. Once Detroit loses these gems, it will be one step closer to Anyplace, USA, and two steps farther from a place people want to be.
 

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It's absolutely disgusting that so many HUGE buildings are slated for demolition. No other city in America would do such a thing. Times may be tough right now for Detroit, but buildings like Cass Tech and others shown in this thread are its biggest competitive advantage, and the only thing that sets this grand old city apart from Houston, Atlanta and other Sunbelt cities that have overshadowed Detroit in recent times. Once Detroit loses these gems, it will be one step closer to Anyplace, USA, and two steps farther from a place people want to be.
I couldn't have said it better myself. There is so much historic space that can be used for many purposes, from Offices to Lofts. The Cass Tech building was slated to be demolished in 2009 and nothing has been done yet as I just learned. The old Cass Tech building is a PERFECT location for student lofts, if only people could see the potential in these old beauties. The other buildings would also make a great location for lofts or offices. I still can't believe the landmarks of the Motown building, Hudson's, Lafayette Building, Madison-Lenox Hotel, and the Statler Hilton Hotel are now all gone, the old Statler Hilon and Madison Lenox would have made great hotels located right near Comerica Park, Ford Field and Foxtown. I am still saddened I never got to see the Hudson's store in real life, it looked spectacular. I hope some supertall nice building goes in its place when the economy improves. :eek:hno:
 

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What would you pay for an abandoned building/ home and what would it cost to bring it back into shape?
 

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What would you pay for an abandoned building/ home and what would it cost to bring it back into shape?
Probably a cheap price for the building, and then the renovation costs is there the big catch is. It's very much do-able, but it's tough in an economically-repressed city, only way is if the developer has a lot of money to put into it.

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Did you go there by yourself?
Yes I did. ;)
 
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