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April 27, 2012


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Great photos! I love capturing shots from above, always checking out the rooftop of parking structures. Recent got shots of the D off the Greektown Casino parking structure roof.

Dominique King

Tim told me about this spot some time ago, and the last time I was down there with him in that structure, they had that top floor closed for repairs.
I'll bet that casino rooftop was a good place to take photos! We've been up on the top floor of the Cobo structure on a dreary winter day in the past, but I didn't get anything awe-inspiring that day.


Very cool perspective and how fun to visit your old stomping grounds.

Dominique King

Lucia-I'm fortunate in that I was a commuter student and still live within fifteen miles of campus :)

Lisa Goodmurphy

Great shots - Old Main is a beautiful building!

Dominique King

Thanks Lisa! Old Main looked pretty pitiful when I went to Wayne, but they did a lot of work on it in recent years and it does look great now! Best view I've seen of it is from this vantage point atop the parking garage.


Are any of these architecturally significant buildings endangered? I've seen so many videos of amazing buildings in the area slipping into disrepair, which leads to downward cycle ending in abandonment. I'm stunned by what has been lost in the area but I hope it stops, and turns around.

Dominique King

Buildings on Wayne State's campus are pretty much in good repair. The campus has drawn a lot more residential students in recent years...a lot more than when I went to school there several decades ago...so there is a bit more activity on campus as well these days. Campus police are pretty visible, and residents around campus call them first...so there are a lot fewer problems in the area than in Detroit in general. You might want to pick up the recent book Yamasaki in Detroit by John Gallagher to see some recent photos and stories about some of the buildings on WSU's campus and other places around town. I'll stick a link to the book in the article above :)

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