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Detroit Skyline Photographs

Many ways to view this spectacular American city

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The Detroit Skyline – there are so many different ways to view places in the city where tall structures rise to create a unique urban landscape. If you find the right location, you can go back in time to the late 1920’s, when Detroit was a showplace for new skyscrapers.

Today I am sharing some of my favorite skyline photos – in black and white. I am always looking for new ways to view the city and share images of this place once known as the “Paris of the Midwest.”

Detroit Skyline Photo

This view along the Detroit River shows the Renaissance Center, built in the late 1970’s, and the Ambassador Bridge, which connects the U.S. and Canada. ¬†This is one of the few instances where Canada is south of the United States.


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David Whitney Building – Detroit Photographs in Black and White

The David Whitney Building in Detroit was completed in 1915, before the Detroit building boom of the 1920’s. It was designed by Graham, Burnham & Co., the successor firm to the D.H. Burnham Company. This was the firm co-founded by famed architect Daniel Burnham, and some have argued that the design was inspired by Burnham. Burnham designed the Dime Building (Chrysler House) right down the street.

In 2013, a $92 million renovation began, and the building recently re-opened, including a new Aloft hotel.

Photographs by Rod Arroyo


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The view down Woodward Avenue from the David Whitney building.

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White House and Marine One – Black and White Photographs

Designed by James Hoban and built around 1800, the White House is the official residency of the President of the United States (POTUS). This photography also includes Marine One, the official helicopter used by POTUS. Technically, Marine One refers to any aircraft from the U.S. Marine Corps that flies the President.

White House and Marine One, Photo in Black and White,

White House and Marine One helicopter. Photo in Black and White

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