Buildings by Bike

Attention architects, cyclists, architects who cycle, and cyclists who architect. Wheelhouse Detroit has been around for a couple years, but did you know they offer bike tours of Detroit? Wheelhouse Detroit actually offers several tours, including architecture tours...

Doors Open Detroit?

I ran across a website today (actually several websites) about events that other cities with rich architectural buildings are hosting. The idea is simple.  Buildings around the city open their doors and offer the public an opportunity to explore buildings that are...

Guardian Building Update

This morning, the Wayne County Commission voted 8-7 to tentatively approve the new bond amount which will keep the renovation effort moving forward. For those keeping track, Wayne County bought the building for $14 million and allocated $13 million for renovation. ...

Detroit Icons in Danger

Two extremely iconic buildings in Detroit are potentially a step closer to joining the recently publicized list of vacant Detroit buildings.  The Guardian Building and the Penobscot Building are both located in the heart of the central business district and would...

A New Building for Detroits Pension Funds?

Believe it or not Detroit’s pension funds want to build a new $7.4M headquarters building on the riverfront and relocate from the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. The proposed three-story headquarters, located between the UAW’s headquarters and the River...