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Replanning Downtown Detroit – Part 6 of 8


Section “E” on the map:

Offices of Harley, Ellington & Day, Inc., Architects & Engineers represented by:
Malcolm R. Stirton, William Ku

Plan of the Convention mall.

The proposed Convention Mall is a part of the redevelopment of the CBD. It is designed not only to meet today’s requirements but also tomorrow’s problems. The project contains a hotel, specialty shops, restaurant, recreation center and office buildings. An underground parking area is also planned for the use of the whole project. The Mall is planned to be located between the Convention Hall and Washington Boulevard, in order to create a green strip which will tie together the Boulevard and Convention Hall.

It is felt that the Mall, which will be limited to pedestrian traffic, will provide a pleasant environment for the visitor to the Convention Hall. Here, the individual will be able to enjoy being out-of-doors, in contrast to the indoor atmosphere of the Convention Hall, and use the light shopping, dining, and recreational facilities available.

Model of the Convention mall looking south.

Underground parking.

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