Snapshot: Detroit

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Friday, December 13, 2013 01:00 EST

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12/16/2013 10:52:23 AM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Detroit
No, Sorry – I moved away from S.E. Michigan in 1979 and never moved back.  But the Riverfront Renaissance Center was a very influential part of Detroit, and of my life while growing up there.  It was completed and first opened in the 70's, and I used to serve as a document courier for financial institutions during that time, and I  had the wonderful opportunity to go there weekly -- but I don't think I've set foot in the 'RenCen' in 30+ years.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
12/13/2013 2:41:58 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Detroit
Thanks for the context, JimT! Very cool. I love the idea of indoor palm trees in Detroit.

Do you have any city snapshots you'd be interested in having us post here? If so, we're always looking for more -- you can send any pictures you have straight to We appreciate any and all city photos! It's great to be able to give a representative sample of the cities our users live and work in. 

12/13/2013 2:30:16 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Detroit
This is a view from the sprawling multi-level lobby of the Detroit Renaissance Center, looking straight up, thru the glass ceiling/skylights.  Two Palm Trees are shown, which live indoors in this huge luxurious terrarium environment, safe from the bitter snow and wind of Detroit.

12/13/2013 10:00:12 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Okay, forgive me if I sound a bit silly, but what are those two fuzzy things? I think I can make out some trees? Are they trees? But at the back of my head, I'm thinking, whoa, those are two huge molds!

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