Architecture of metropolitan Detroit

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The architecture of metropolitan Detroit continues to attract the attention of architects and preservationists alike.wikipedia
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Detroit

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With one of the world's recognizable skylines, Detroit's waterfront panorama shows a variety of architectural styles.
Regarded as a major cultural center, Detroit is known for its contributions to music and as a repository for art, architecture and design.

Detroit International Riverfront

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The city, together with the Riverfront Conservancy, undertook another major project planned at $559-million along the Detroit International Riverfront to construct a three-mile (5 km) riverfront promenade park along the east river from Hart Plaza and the Renaissance Center to the Belle Isle bridge.
Key public spaces in the International Riverfront, such as the RiverWalk, Dequindre Cut Greenway and Trail, William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor, and a cruise ship passenger terminal and dock at Hart Plaza complement the architecture of the area.

Planning and development in Detroit

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Renovation of historic buildings is a source of new development for the city of Detroit.
In recognition of the city's architecture and historic significance, the National Register of Historic Places lists many of the city's buildings and districts as historic sites, which makes available federal historic tax credits for development.

Renaissance Center

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The city, together with the Riverfront Conservancy, undertook another major project planned at $559-million along the Detroit International Riverfront to construct a three-mile (5 km) riverfront promenade park along the east river from Hart Plaza and the Renaissance Center to the Belle Isle bridge. Together with the Renaissance Center, they form the city's distinctive skyline. The Renaissance Center, with 5552000 sqft, and the Southfield Town Center, with 2200000 sqft, are large-scale examples of Contemporary Modern skyscraper complexes.

Southfield Town Center

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The Renaissance Center, with 5552000 sqft, and the Southfield Town Center, with 2200000 sqft, are large-scale examples of Contemporary Modern skyscraper complexes. Besides the Town Center skyscrapers, Southfield's modern towers include the 26-story American Center (1975) by the SmithGroup and One Towne Square (1992) by Rossetti with 21-stories.

American Center

Besides the Town Center skyscrapers, Southfield's modern towers include the 26-story American Center (1975) by the SmithGroup and One Towne Square (1992) by Rossetti with 21-stories.

Top of Troy

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The tallest of these is the Top of Troy (1975) building, a 27-story triangular tower.

Edward Hotel & Convention Center

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Dearborn's 14-story luxury Adoba Hotel (1976) with its contemporary arced design by Charles Luckman is among the region's conference centers, with 772 rooms.

Southfield, Michigan

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Besides the Town Center skyscrapers, Southfield's modern towers include the 26-story American Center (1975) by the SmithGroup and One Towne Square (1992) by Rossetti with 21-stories.

Somerset Collection

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Troy also contains what is generally considered to be the most upscale shopping center in the region, the Somerset Collection.

St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Roman Catholic Church

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Harry J. Rill designed St. Hedwig's (1915) and the Baroque styled St. Stanislaus (1913).

St. Mary Roman Catholic Church (Detroit)

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In another German parish, Peter Dederichs designed the Pisan Romanesque styled Old St. Mary's Church (1885) in Greektown.

Corrado Parducci

Sculptor Corrado Parducci's work adorns many of Detroit's churches including the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the St. Aloysius Church (1930) in the Washington Boulevard Historic District.
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Gordon W. Lloyd

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In the 1880s, Gilded Age architects such as Gordon Lloyd, Harry J. Rill, and others, who had designed churches and homes, turned their attention to office and commercial buildings.
*Architecture of metropolitan Detroit

George D. Mason

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Detroit's First Presbyterian Church (1891) is a fine example of Richardsonian Romanesque style by George D. Mason and Zachariah Rice.
*Architecture of metropolitan Detroit

Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument

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Compuware World Headquarters overlooks the reconstructed traffic circle surrounding Campus Martius Park with the historic Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument of the American Civil War by Randolph Rogers.
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C. Howard Crane

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The ornate Fox Theatre (1928), by C. Howard Crane, near the Grand Circus is a National Historic Landmark which was fully restored in 1988.

Belle Isle Park (Michigan)

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The city, together with the Riverfront Conservancy, undertook another major project planned at $559-million along the Detroit International Riverfront to construct a three-mile (5 km) riverfront promenade park along the east river from Hart Plaza and the Renaissance Center to the Belle Isle bridge.

Cranbrook Educational Community

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Metro Detroit's many architecturally significant landmarks extend beyond the city and include the French Gothic St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church (1899) by Harry J. Rill in Grosse Pointe Farms, Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian (1958) in Bloomfield Hills by Wirt C. Rowland, and Christ Church Cranbrook (1928) by Bertram Goodhue in Bloomfield Hills.

Kirk in the Hills

Metro Detroit's many architecturally significant landmarks extend beyond the city and include the French Gothic St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church (1899) by Harry J. Rill in Grosse Pointe Farms, Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian (1958) in Bloomfield Hills by Wirt C. Rowland, and Christ Church Cranbrook (1928) by Bertram Goodhue in Bloomfield Hills.

St. Joseph Oratory

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The Gothic styled St. Joseph Church (1873/1883) in the Eastern Market-Lafayette Park neighborhood by Francis G. Himpler is an authentic German Catholic Parish and an important site listed in the National Register of Historic Places, noted for its architecture and stained glass.

Most Holy Redeemer Church (Detroit, Michigan)

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The Southwest is seeing redevelopment and construction of new homes and condos due in part to the city's expanding Mexicantown area surrounding Clark Park, which is near the architecturally significant Most Holy Redeemer Church and Ste. Anne de Detroit Catholic Church.

Fair Lane

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Detroit's heritage includes works by Frank Lloyd Wright who had participated in the initial design for Henry Ford's Fair Lane Estate, a National Historic Landmark in Dearborn.

Sweetest Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church

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The Gothic Revival cathedral styled Sweetest Heart of Mary (1893) in the Forest Park neighborhood area by Spier and Rohns is the largest Roman Catholic Church in Detroit.

Albert Kahn (architect)

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Albert Kahn designed the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House (1927) at 1100 Lakeshore Dr. in Grosse Pointe which is open to the public.