The next structure took me by surprise. It is the old Detroit Central Station the train station the heart of Detroit for so many years. Now a derelict gutted building, only a skeleton of its past glory.
One of our first views of the Detroit skyline as we approach from the West.
Stately OLD and new structures. to our right. (also to our left).
Straight ahead the side of a skyscraper shouts, "Quicken Loans, Proud to call Motown our new hometown".
I do not know this building on our left, but with a concave front was unique.
Finally a view of the Ren-Cen. There is a driverless people mover that connects all of the buildings in the complex.
We approached on Jefferson, but swung around the complex to the water front. This is the opening at Atwater st.
From here you can see buildings in Canada across the river. the camera was acting up at the time.
To the shame of Detroit, and Henry Ford would roll over in his grave, the population of Detroit has dropped from near 2 million in 1950 to about 900,000 now. The inner city crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, however the area near the water front does not have a high crime rate.
Driving back out toward I-94 which we are going to take home we pass again on Michigan Ave the Rosa PArks Transit center. Very aptly named for Rosa Parks who refused to go to the back of the bus or give her seat to a white person.