The Albert Kahn-designed masterpiece is covered in marble, brass and bronze and features hand-painted, barrel-vaulted ceilings, a theater and a golden tower.
The broken hydrants protect homes, schools, historic buildings, apartment high-rises, downtown skyscrapers, libraries, gas stations, churches and more.
Before the city closed down the “underground” masquerade for alleged violations, the neighborhood carnival-like bash attracted more than 2,000 people.
With more than 15 inches of snow on the ground, I laced up my boots for a walk downtown Monday morning.
After 15 years of abandonment, the architectural gem re-opened as a boutique hotel and apartments.
At sunrise, I rode my bike from the Cass Corridor to downtown and the waterfront to admire the misty sky.
The two-story bar offers 130 beers, food and an entertainment venue.
Dozens of demonstrators resorted to civil disobedience to show support for the unarmed black teen killed by police in Ferguson.
On some sections, crews have laid the tracks and paved the road.
Murals are important in Detroit. They adorn decaying building, memorialize loved ones and spread messages of hope.