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Mountainman
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Post Number: 80
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 153.90.110.12
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 12:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Check this out. Some aeriel footage of Detroit pre-Copa and Ford Field.

http://video.google.com/videop lay?docid=-2350120176299301928 &q=detroit
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 932
Registered: 10-2005
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Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 1:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

great, thanks! Wow,this really shows how things have changed
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Mountainman
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Post Number: 81
Registered: 02-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 1:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For all those Detroit ex-pats.
Here's some clips from the people mover

http://video.google.com/videop lay?docid=-1391406345496197491 &q=detroit

http://video.google.com/videop lay?docid=-1596447575661536636 &q=detroit
Ren Cen:
http://video.google.com/videop lay?docid=-2924790728160942275 &q=detroit
Compuware:
http://video.google.com/videop lay?docid=-4982815894837279818 &q=detroit
View of the River:
http://video.google.com/videop lay?docid=-5954772860717299267 &q=detroit
Grand Circus:
http://video.google.com/videop lay?docid=-8389867033377843204 &q=detroit
A missing hotel:
http://video.google.com/videop lay?docid=5816655341717642721& q=detroit
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Mountainman
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Post Number: 82
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Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 1:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's more:
looking back at YMCA and new parking garage:
http://video.google.com/videop lay?docid=4375319263492322699& q=detroit
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Mountainman
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Post Number: 83
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 153.90.110.12
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 1:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Heidelberg Project:
http://video.google.com/videop lay?docid=-8666895914847072477 &q=detroit
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Eric
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Post Number: 492
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Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 11:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That aerial footage is amazing.
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Livedog2
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Post Number: 426
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 24.223.133.177
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 12:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It looks like Berlin after the war!

Livedog2
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220hendrie1910
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Post Number: 26
Registered: 02-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 11:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That was 1997. Do you think there'd be fighter jets scrambling if someone were to fly a small plane in tight circles over Comerica Park in 2006?

Watching for black helicopters in Ottawa.
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Rrl
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Post Number: 532
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Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 3:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, from that video, you really get a sense for how gigantic the Hudson's building was (around the 4-minute mark). Too bad it's not a better res film, interesting to see how things have changed. Also amazing to see the sheer number of surface lots.
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 1756
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Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 4:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hudson's was a giant. If only we had it now...it would be begging for the mixed use lofts/offices/retail of our dreams.

The video emphasizes how many parking lots Detroit has.
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Hysteria
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Post Number: 450
Registered: 02-2006
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Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 4:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For sure, Mackinaw. A reformatted Hudson's could have competed with the Book Cadillac (hopefully) for the most exclusive address in the CBD.
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Danny
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Post Number: 4304
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Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 6:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit in 1997 had over 1,020,000 people. It was 79% black, 18% White, 4.8% Hispanic, 1% Asian, 1% Other. Dennis Archer was mayor and development plans were on the way.

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