10 Photos: Breathtaking view from 38-story Book Tower

The 38-story Book Tower in downtown Detroit. All photos by Steve Neavling.
The 38-story Book Tower in downtown Detroit. All photos by Steve Neavling.

When the 38-story Book Tower opened in 1926, it was the tallest building in Detroit and a testament to the city’s rapid economic growth.

But after decades of decline, the copper-crowned, ornamental skyscraper became vacant in 2009 and was on the city’s dangerous buildings list.

Then billionaire Dan Gilbert announced this summer that he bought the Louis Kamper-designed building and plans to restore it.

Here’s a view of the city from atop the Book Tower. All photos are by Steve Neavling.

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A peregrine falcon.
A peregrine falcon.

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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.

  • Shark_FL

    That falcon picture is the best

  • Sizz

    Excellent pics and a great opportunity to visit the Book.