For the first time in decades, the 47-story Penobscot Building plans to reopen the observation deck to the public.
The view atop the 567-foot building is breathtaking.
When the Penobscot opened in 1928, it was the fourth tallest building in the U.S., according to HistoricDetroit.org. It is now the third tallest building in Detroit.
The owners of the Penobscot Building, Triple Properties, are beginning to look for ideas to reopen the observation deck. The owners also are fixing the iconic red orb that used to warn planes of the towering building.
Here are photos taken from atop the building, where the observation deck will be. All photos by Steve Neavling.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.