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 closed to the public or usually charge an admission fee.
Do you think Detroit hosts such an event?
Sadly, the answer is no.
Here are a few that do:
Detroit certainly has the architectural stock to warrant such an event. However, local economic conditions would make it extremely difficult to attract corporate donations, municipal support, and volunteer coordination efforts.
Perhaps someday in the future there will be sufficient interest for AIA Michigan, AIA Detroit, MAF, etc. (The list goes on…) to coordinate their efforts and market Detroit Architecture.
As always, there are many tour opportunities to experience Detroit architecture.