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The rich history of Detroit is spread throughout landmarks in the city. Our Detroit lofts offer close proximity to many of the city’s treasures.

More fun on the Detroit River

Posted on June 16th, 2011 in Detroit, Detroit Landmarks
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Soon, according to the Associated Press, the Detroit Riverfront, and more specifically the vacant Globe Trading Complex, will undergo an ambitious upgrade – making one of the city’s most underutilized pieces of riverfront property relevant. Renovating the former Globe Trading complex would be the coup de gras to [...][...]
 

Social media, movie statue lead to social good

Posted on February 18th, 2011 in Detroit Giving Back, Detroit Landmarks
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Earlier this week, a few tongue-in-cheek Tweets were posted asking Mayor Dave Bing about the possibility of building a RoboCop statue in Roosevelt Park in Detroit. Bing laughingly seemed to brush off the suggestion in order to focus on more pressing day-to-day city concerns. Yet, whether out of whimsy or intrigue, [...][...]
 

We’ve got our own tree

Posted on November 29th, 2010 in Detroit, Detroit Landmarks, Detroit Outdoors
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The joys of downtown Detroit in the (almost) winter season once again are upon us, providing the perfect time to catch an early glimpse of what’s being done to create a holiday atmosphere in the heart of the Motor City. There are few things to do on the Friday before Thanksgiving in Detroit that are better than [...][...]
 

Riverfront rocking on the Detroit Princess

Posted on August 31st, 2010 in Detroit Landmarks
This past weekend, passengers packed the Detroit Princess for an evening of music, sightseeing along the Detroit River and dining during the Motown Dinner Cruise. Featuring music by the Prolifics, the boat sailed the evening away to the Motown sounds of yesteryear as it cruised down the river amidst spectacular views [...][...]
 

Light rail poised to connect city and suburbs once and for all

Posted on August 21st, 2010 in Detroit Landmarks
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In the last few weeks, there’s been an increase in discussion, and finally, approval for a light rail system along Woodward Avenue in Detroit, with the plans tentatively having service from downtown to 8 Mile Rd. Several factions, including M-1 Rail and DTOGS (Detroit Transit Options for Growth Study) have brought [...][...]
 

What if the creative canvas is a cement wall?

Posted on August 12th, 2010 in Detroit Art, Detroit Landmarks
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A few weeks ago, we wrote about famed graffiti artist Banksy’s visit to Detroit and the  artwork he created while here. After his visit, some of the work was destroyed, removed, covered up or otherwise mutilated and no longer exists in its original form. Now, one of the pieces believed to be a Banksy original is on [...][...]
 

A golfer’s vacation in the Detroit

Posted on July 29th, 2010 in Detroit Landmarks, Detroit Sports
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For years, going “Up North” has been the staple of Michigan summer vacations as metro Detroiters head northward along I-75 to getaway points such as Graying, Gaylord and Traverse City in search of sandy beaches and wide open golf courses. What many link enthusiasts may not know, however, is the abundance of [...][...]
 

Preserving a field of dreams

Posted on July 27th, 2010 in Detroit Landmarks, Detroit Sports
After Comerica Park opened in 2000, there were scores of ideas for what the old Tiger Stadium in Corktown should become – repurpose it for amateur baseball, make it a city park, tear it down for scrap materials (which was its eventual fate) and many more. Efforts to save the bleachers and stadium failed, and last [...][...]
 

Banksy was here

Posted on July 15th, 2010 in Detroit Art, Detroit Landmarks
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Banksy. To many, the name, like the ubiquitous spray-painted overpasses in metro Detroit, falls into the realm of another juvenile delinquent trying to make their mark on our city. That is, to those passing the artwork without stopping to take a look. Here in Detroit we have thousands of neighborhood artists, many [...][...]
 

Hydroplaning – the good kind – on the Detroit river this weekend

Posted on July 9th, 2010 in Detroit Landmarks, Detroit Outdoors
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By now you know from our Lofts blogs, there’s always something going on along the Detroit River every weekend in the city. This weekend, there’s a great event happening IN the river – the American Power Boat Association’s (APBA) Gold Cup Races kicking off today and running through Sunday. Imagine boats with [...][...]