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February 15, 2006 - Cobo Arena

Located on the Riverfront, and underused is the historic Cobo Arena. Built in 1960 it is nothing spectacular architecturally, but it has a legendary musical pedigree. Some very big selling musical albums were recorded live at Cobo – Among them: Kiss – Alive!; Bob Seger – Live Bullets & The Tragically Hip – Live Between Us. The arena also has a sporting heritage as…
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February 13, 2006 - Lee Plaza

The other day I was heading into the City from the west. I got off at Grand Blvd. and decided to swing by and see how the old Lee Plaza was looking. It was obvious from the highway that she was looking pretty sad since her top was stolen, but I wanted to see first hand. Compare the recent photo above, with the one below that was taken in the spring of 2003. Even in her advanced state of…
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February 2, 2006 - Ransom Gillis Gets A New Lease On Life

Over on the corner of John R. & Alfred, something is happening that I never thought I would see… Restoration… The Turret is on life support, but is being saved. Perhaps Detroit’s most iconic ruin, the Ransom Gillis is getting a new lease on life after deteriorating for almost three deceades. This is a wonderful event for the preservation community in general. After so…
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