DetroitPhoto Du Jour

Photo Du Jour – November 18, 2005 – The next to go? The United Artists Building

In case you don’t have eyes, a demolition derby has been going on in Detroit lately. From the Madison-Lenox, to Rivertown to the Statler. Detroit is being demolished at an alarming rate.

I’ve heard grumblings from my street prophets that the next building on the hit list is the United Artists Building, owned by everyone’s favorite “holding” company. From what I hear there has been a flurry of activity over there lately. Lots of men with clipboards and hard hats coming and going.

The UA Marquee, installed in 1950, replacing the orignal 1928 one.

The Office tower. Built in 1928 and designed by theater architect C. Howard Crane, the United Artists building has sat pretty much empty since AAA moved to Dearborn in 1974.

We’ll see how well it fares, however I’m willing to bet it won’t see the Superbowl.

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