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Bertz
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Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 6:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://glassian.org/Prism/3Way /14S/page9.html

They must have been removed/obscured long ago for in my many ventures into the grand old lady I don't recall seeing these under the platform and as dark as it is under there they would definitely be noticeable.
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Bertz
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bump
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Gistok
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I don't ever recall these anywhere downtown, but boy I do remember them in NYC. I kinda get the willies from walking on them though. They looked fragile, even though I really knew they weren't.

Are there any buildings along lower Woodward that have basements underneath the sidewalk?
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 7:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

there still are some on woodward, at the hudson site for that parking garage
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Eric_c
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Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 8:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Hartz Building (Detroit beer Company) on Broadway had them out front before the sidewalks were redone. When I used to work in the building, I remember they let in some pretty dingy looking light down in the basement.
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Jmy8
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The sidewalks around the American Hotel are still prisms.
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Bertz
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Anyone recalling seeing the one depicted in the picture at MCS?
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Rustic
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 2:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm having trouble picturing where this was ... the photo describes it as being the subway undrneath the platforms. I remember the walkway underneath the platfroms alright but what I can't picture is where the glass was located overhead ... if it was on the platforms themsleves (as it must have been) well I certainly can't recall glass block underfoot in the platforms and I would have likely remembered something that nice ... so if I'm right in what I remember figure they were either asphalted over or too filthy to be recognizable by the 70's ... I might be wrong tho ...

I recall there were a few glass inset sidewalks infront of buildings around the CBD, lower Cass Corridor and even eastern market back when ... in fact I remember the first time I went to Soho in NYC the sidewalk skylights reminded me of some of these in Detroit (waay more in Soho tho) ...

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