I've worked in the City of Detroit. Actually partied and hung out with friends there, too. Lots to do, and plenty of the gritty urban vibe to go around. What will the lights do? Nothing much, except to act as a beacon for the suburbanites who come downtown to play. I think it's a wonderful thing and don't see how it will be gaudy. I don't take conceptual image renderings as reality - those lights could very well be something of an awe-inspring spectacle. I say to Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, "Bravo!"jordanb said:So,
All they need now is legal prostitution and drive through weddings and they'll be all set!
wow, I would love to see that pic!!! sounds really gorgeous. I love the Wrigley Building..it's a marvel.Michael Stumpf said:My first reaction was to think it was awful, but Alan got me thinking. The view from my room the last few nights was of the Wrigley Building - all lit up with birght spotlights. It is beautiful (and I'll be posting a picture soon). OK, I'll wait until I see it before making the call.
Sadly, desperate times call for desperate measures. It costs far less to throw up some spotlights and lasters than renovating abandoned buildings like the Book-Cadillac.jordanb said:
Buildings? In Detroit? You mean to say that there are some left standing?jordanb said:
Detroit Bureau of Tourism speaking to itself:
"Let's make a silly, partial lie marketing campaign that make people, who have never been to Detroit, let alone the Brush Park neighborhood, think this area of the city is vibrant and hopping. It isn't really a lie because be expect this picture to be reality in 2 years :-\ ^o)