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post #46 of 74
Though I'm in the city quite a bit it's been nearly twenty years since I've been to the City Club. From what I understand quite a few artists have purchased places on the Cass Corridor.

To me, Detroit is the perfect petri dish for the next artistic uprising. total lawlessness, plenty of cheap space and nobody cares what you are doing.
post #47 of 74
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If you get a chance, try staying at the relatively new 4 seasons hotel at ifc central, it is ranked as one of the best.

My wife likes their spa, but I don`t think they are as good as they say. I like staying at the more established hotels, because the staff are much better. Being new, the FS staff still have a lot to learn. The hotel itself is nice though, with views overlooking the harbor (it is on central side with wide views facing kowloon).
post #48 of 74
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These are recent pictures of the Book Cadillac Hotel, located a couple blocks from our beloved Leland Hotel. Makes me sick... The Book Cad is supposedly undergoing restoration.

A friend just sent this link with extensive pictures of the Hotel in its heyday. Take the "1924 tour."
http://www.forgottendetroit.com/caddy/index.html
post #49 of 74
It's like an above ground Titanic.
post #50 of 74
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These are recent pictures of the Book Cadillac Hotel, located a couple blocks from our beloved Leland Hotel. Makes me sick... The Book Cad is supposedly undergoing restoration.

A friend just sent this link with extensive pictures of the Hotel in its heyday. Take the "1924 tour."
http://www.forgottendetroit.com/caddy/index.html

I suspect the restored building will feature a lot of derivative "contemporary luxury" like blonde wood, copper fixtures and overly large palms.
post #51 of 74
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I suspect the restored building will feature a lot of derivative "contemporary luxury" like blonde wood, copper fixtures and overly large palms.

Give it a rest Mary.
post #52 of 74
Thanks for the link about the Leland, Mrs Nonk and I thoroughly enjoyd reading them as each reviwer tried to out-do the last.

'Like a scene from Escape form New York' is rather negative!
post #53 of 74
I'm in Detroit now -- have been doing the corporate thing and only get out late. I drove all around on Wednesday evening/night, and ghost town is exactly the description of what I saw. Most places were closed and no one but the homeless were on the street. Even near the steel and glass cocooned GM headquarters there is nothing and yet there are the casinos; shining structures of opulent inelegance that people are only in but not around. I've never seen a city so dead, it's an embarrassment to the country. Went to Belle Island to shoot the skyline at 2am. Never been as creeped out. ~ Huntsman
post #54 of 74
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Went to Belle Island to shoot the skyline at 2am. Never been as creeped out.


you are one brave individual.

it really is ashame that Detroit is such a crappy city. it could once again be great except everyone who "runs" the city is a f*cking joke.
post #55 of 74
I'm going to go to this hotel just to check it out because it sounds awesome in the most awful way possible. Detroit's story is a sad story. Many other cities to come for sure
post #56 of 74
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you are one brave individual. it really is ashame that Detroit is such a crappy city. it could once again be great except everyone who "runs" the city is a f*cking joke.
<laughs> In retrospect, I think 'stupid' fits better than 'brave.' Got a decent shot though I overcompressed it before uploading. It is a shame though, the city has some awesome architecture....
post #57 of 74
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^Very nice, Huntsman! There are some sites with great photos of Detroit's best ruins
post #58 of 74
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<laughs> In retrospect, I think 'stupid' fits better than 'brave.' Got a decent shot though I overcompressed it before uploading.



It is a shame though, the city has some awesome architecture....


yes, it was a stupid thing to do, espicially at 2am. did you by chance go by the old Michigan Central Station? the architecture is great, but as with most old detroit buildings, it is in pretty rough shape. a few years back, there was a movement to renovate it, but the mayor was too busy buying (maybe killing )strippers and racking up expense after expense on the city's dime.
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Those are some of the funniest reviews I have ever read.

yup!
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