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Viziondetroit
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Post Number: 370
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 65.42.23.2
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 11:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When I was out shooting pics last week, I got some great shots from a parking garage. I noticed that beyond Woodward looking west and it is a ghost town. You see the street level all lite up and then look above and you see the forgotten Detroit. It really sucks how dim the skyline is over Woodward and how many vacant buildings there are. It's great to see construction, but what do we do with all the skeletons in the same view as the newer structures?


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Matt
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Post Number: 1038
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 208.49.95.12
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 11:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We're just conserving electricity. :P
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Viziondetroit
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Post Number: 371
Registered: 11-2003
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Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 11:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lol I wish that was the case
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Quinn
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Username: Quinn

Post Number: 705
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 64.139.64.80
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 11:58 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

All good things come in time. I remember in the mid nineties they didn't bother lighting the Penobscot Building (I'd like to think they started when I send them a letter with a photoshop rendering of the building lit up at night...coincidentally they started lighting it about 2 months after I sent the letter...I am a genius ;P )

ANYWAY...now they are lighting the david stott tower. The two taller buildings you see in this photo are currently or will soon be inhabited by businesses (the Book Tower) and condos (Broderick). I bet the book tower will be lit soon. And the broderick as soon as it's done.

I repeat...all good things come in time.

Maybe I should do a night version of the book cadillac lit up? Hmmmmm.

-Quinnly.
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Viziondetroit
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Post Number: 374
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 65.42.23.2
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 12:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thats great to hear that those buildings will be put to use. What happened to the funding and such for the Book Cadillac?
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Tetsua
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Post Number: 582
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 68.42.78.219
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 12:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Quinn you should send renderings of lit up buildings to all the building owners in the CBD
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Viziondetroit
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Post Number: 375
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 65.42.23.2
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 12:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Long time no hear Tetsua... Our Cause Speeds On...
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 210
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 68.43.107.72
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 12:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The west side of downtown is kind of forgotten
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Alexei289
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Post Number: 1118
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.61.183.223
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 4:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

if you look at the west side of downtown on google earth.. ESPECIALLY the northwest side... its basically nothing but greenspace (empty lots). Theres nothing to light in the middle of a field.
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Magnasco
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Post Number: 98
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Posted From: 209.69.165.10
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 4:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I heard the Book got the rest of its funding this week. Not sure if that's true.
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Deputy_mayor_2026
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Post Number: 25
Registered: 04-2006
Posted From: 152.163.100.8
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 4:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is that the top of Compuware's parking garage? If it is, then I have been up there before, and it offers a nice view of certian parts of downtown.
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Viziondetroit
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Post Number: 378
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 65.42.23.2
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 4:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yep.. the view was great on all sides. It was very peaceful up there, except for the power washers cleaning the surface
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Tetsua
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Post Number: 583
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 68.60.110.67
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 5:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you like those, check out these images from my roof.



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Quinn
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Username: Quinn

Post Number: 706
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Posted From: 64.139.64.80
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 6:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Tetsua how is that right aid doing in your building? That's always been a favourite (your building) of mine...

BTW: sure I'll do night views lit up when I get a chance...
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Tetsua
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Post Number: 584
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Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 6:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Rite Aid is doing pretty well from what I can tell, I give them steady business anyways. There always seem to be ... interesting ... characters in there though.
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Danny
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Post Number: 4052
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 141.217.174.229
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 6:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When the stores in Downtown Detroit closes after 7:00pm. The Ghost town begins. It's been like that ever since Coleman Young days.
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Viziondetroit
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Post Number: 384
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 65.42.23.2
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 1:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

those are some great shots Tetsua... I am trying to figure out which building you are shooting from.

GOMAB

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