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Screamingfit
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Post Number: 61
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

While enjoying a beautiful weekend down at Belle Isle and scanning the Detroit skyline, I realized that I've never really been in any of our great buildings save for the Ren Cen (MANY years ago).

So, I'm wondering, what buildings downtown/New Center area where I can just walk in, check out the architecture, maybe check out some shops inside if they have any, head up to the top floor and get a peek outside, maybe?

Heck, can you even do that anymore in the Ren Cen?

Thanks!
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Hans57
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Post Number: 375
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You should go to the Guardian building, its by far the most impressive lobby I've ever seen. I don't know about access to the upper floors though.
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Wpitonya
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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 1:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Guardian and Fisher are the best. Also stop in Cadillac Place, Penobscot, Compuware, and the building adjacent to Fishbone's (forgot the name) to see their huge waterfall.
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Raj313
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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 1:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree the Guardian and Fisher buildings!
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Bcscott
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Post Number: 139
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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 2:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Go to the Guardian between 10:00am and 2:00pm weekdays and ask for Christopher at the front desk. He gives tours from the vaults in the basement to the thirty-second floor conference room. I've said it before, but Chris is one of those people that really make Detroit great, don't skip the tour.
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Bcscott
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Post Number: 140
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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 2:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The building adjacent to Fishbone's is the Old Shillelagh, no waterfall there:-) The International Center (former D.M. Ferry building) houses Fishbone's as well as the eight story waterfall. Unfortunately the waterfall has been out of comission for going on two years now.
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Raptor56
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Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 2:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was thinking about that the other day. What's up with that waterfall????????

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