The billionaire Ilitch family and their companies have raked in hundreds of millions of tax dollars while demolishing dozens of buildings – some of them historic – in Detroit since the 1980s.
Since the city of Detroit announced the location of the new Red Wings arena in June 2013, at least 15 houses or buildings have been demolished within three blocks of the site.
Used condoms, broken glass and dozens of exposed needles are scattered around the crumbling properties, where a heroin overdose victim was recently found.
The Art Deco high-rise that housed Michigan’s most storied newspaper for 73 years.
Houdini’s body was embalmed and stored at the funeral home in a bronze coffin with a glass lid, which Houdini wanted to use as a prop for his magic shows.
In the early 1990s, artist Tyree Guyton held a gun to his head. He didn’t pull the trigger and instead created a world-renowned outdoor art exhibit. Now he’s ready for something new.
This Detroit landmark was quite the attraction a half-century ago. In Eminem’s 8 Mile, he blasted the cow with a pink paintball.
The ornate, 15-story Metropolitan Building was at risk of demolition a few years ago.
A passionate team is transforming a blighted Highland Park block into a sustainable eco-village.
From bars to a historic high-rise apartment, 11 buildings and houses have been demolished around the Red Wings arena since 2014.