What’s Old Is New Again: Inside Detroit’s Architectural Revival

By Natalie Burg
Forbes, June 4, 2015

Forbes_BroderickTowerThere’s no place like Detroit.

From the gilded walls of the Fisher Building to the Fox Theatre’s ornate ceiling, you know when you’re in one of the Motor City’s historic sites. With $12 billion in private investment since 2006, Detroit’s architecture is undergoing a revival that is showcasing the city’s rich historic roots.

(Image: The Wyland mural of humpback whales adorns a side of the Broderick. Courtesy of Mark Hall, HistoricDetroit.org)

“It’s an electrifying time to be a part of the city, and people want to be a part of that,” said Tony Vernaci, vice president of Global Business Development for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. For example, people are on waiting lists to get into apartments in Midtown Detroit. “There is so much history here. Motown, the automotive industry—it’s just a great, historical place.” Read more…

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