The Detroit Skyline

Not many people know the buildings in the Detroit skyline. Check out pictures of the downtown skyline of Detroit.

I would say that Detroit's skyline is one of the more unique skylines in the country. It doesn't have buildings towering over you like New York or Chicago, but it's still bigger than most large cities in the country. One of the most unique things you will recognize in the skyline are the Depression era skyscrapers which have some amazing architecture. Quite a few are being restored now with plans in the future for more restorations.

The most dominant feature that you will notice in almost every postcard or picture of the Detroit skyline is the Renaissance Center. It has become a symbol of Detroit ever since it was built in the 70s. Some great places to get a view of the skyline are from Windsor, over in Canada as well as Belle Isle. I love the view from Belle Isle and the Detroit Riverbecause the river along with the view of the Ambassador Bridge is just the picture perfect view. If you're looking to identify the more prominent buildings in the skyline, look at my list below:

The Guardian Building

The Penobscot Building

One Detroit Center

The Renaissance Center

The David Stott Building

The Book Building

The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel

The David Broderick Tower

Greektown Casino and Hotel (currently under construction

150 W. Jefferson

Cadillac Tower

One Woodward Avenue

McNamara Federal Building

211 W. Fort St.

1001 Woodward
Here is a picture pointing out the most prominent structures in the skyline: downtown detroit skyline

There is another notable building I would like to add but it is not connected to the main skyline. The Fisher Building is located in the New Center Area and was supposed to be part of a second downtown that never materialized due to the Depression. Check out my Fisher Building page for more info.

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