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Detroit Skyline

The skyline of Detroit shows itself best from the Canadian side of the Detroit River.
Yet I have these three photos posted in Detroit, USA because all you see is American territory.
If you look at the panorama of the skyline, two clusters of skyscrapers are clearly visible. The left cluster can best be described as the Financial Centre. The right cluster contains the headquarters of General Motors.

The main photo is a wide panorama made in the beginning of the evening in north-western direction.

The first workshop zoomed in on the Financial Center.
You see from left to right:
The Greater Penobscot Building., commonly known as the Penobscot Building,
Architect Wirt C. Rowland - 1928 - Art Deco style.
150 West Jefferson- The building's construction started in 1987 and was completed in 1989. The building's main exterior materials include glass, granite, and concrete in a postmodern architectural design.
The Guardian Building. A landmark skyscraper. Built in 1928 and finished in 1929, the building was originally called the Union Trust Building and is a bold example of Art Deco architecture, including art modern designs.
One Woodward Avenue, formerly known as the Michigan Consolidated Gas Company Building. One Woodward Avenue
Ally Detroit Center, formerly One Detroit Centre. The building was designed by architects John Burgee and Philip Johnson, partners influential in postmodern architecture. Ally Detroit Centre was constructed from 1991 to 1993. The building is famous for its postmodern architectural design topped with Flemish-inspired neo-gothic spiers which blend architecturally with the city's historic skyline

The second workshop shows the buildings of
GM Renaissance Centre.
Construction started: 1973 - Completed: 1977 - 1981 (towers 500-600). Renovated: 2004
Owner: General Motors
Antenna spire: 230 m - Roof: 222 m - Diameter: 57 m (central tower)
Architect: John Portman & Associates - Structural engineer: Morris E. Harrison & Associates

■ Main picture: ◄ Skyline of Detroit ►
■ Workshop 1: ◄Financial Center►
■ Workshop 2: ◄General Motors ►

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