Detroit’s Architecture: “Oz with the lights out!”


The Metro Times’ Rebecca Mazzei has a great article up today on a new book on Detroit’s architecture, called American City: Detroit Architecture, 1845-2005. The book, written by a Chicago duo enamored with all of Detroit’s architectural glory, highlights many of the architects who helped make Detroit’s skyline a reality, and after reading some excerpts I now know why everyone over in the DetroitYes forum gets into such a tizzy over what I used to believe was a simple building demolition. These buildings have a heart, a soul and on the rooftops of some of them, they appear to be sprouting a tree or little baseball players.

The book is of course a great read, but so is Mazzei’s article, which provides some stunning pictures of some of Detroit’s greatest landmarks. Check out the article and then check out the book at your local bookstore ASAP!

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