Photographer's Note

I took this picture while visiting Detroit and it shows the skyline of some of the buildings in downtown Detroit as taken from the Hart Plaza. Behind me is the Detroit river which looks across to Windsor, Canada. There is also a memorial here (behind me) for the underground railroad, where long ago escaping slaves would cross over to Canada. This panorama consists of stitched pictures which turned out a little curved, but I liked the end result so I am posting it for your comments?

As I am no native of Detroit, I would like to thank my brother Sanjay and his friend Jerome for helping me identify the buildings shown. Also, while researching the buildings I found some excellent photos on TrekEarth by Paul Mastrogiacomo for some of these buildings. There is a fantastic panorama of the Detriot skykine as viewed from Windsor, Canada. I have included more of these pictures by Paul as hyperlinks in my notes below.

The buildings shown are as follows (left to right):

The leftmost building is possibly the Pontitran hotel.

Following that is the 150 West Jefferson Building.

Next, in the background are the Buhl and Penobscot buildings.

Next, the mostly hidden orange building is the Guardian Building.

Returning to the foreground, the American Natural Gas (ANR) building is the rectangular building with what looks like a grille for windows. There is a six story metal arch below this building dedicated to the Union workers. The Arch is a little hard to see but it is visible.

Next, to the right of this in the background is the First Federal Building.

Next, returning to the foreground is the Comerica Tower which is the building that looks like it has a cathedral-like roof.

To the right of the Comerica Tower are two buildings that form the Colman Young Municipal Center (which was formerly the City Council Building).

Approximately in front of these is a metal tube looking structure which is the Isamu Noguchi Fountain.

Not 100% sure but I suspect that behind the Noguchi fountain is the Joe Louis Fist. Only the column that supports the fist appears to be visible but the column looks like a tall pole from this angle.

The brown building to the right of the Colman Municipal center (behind the lamp post) is the Millender Center.

Towards the right of the picture are the dark towers which are the Renaissance Center. There are a toal of five towers though only three are visible in this photograph.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Brajesh Singh (brajesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 0 N: 16] (192)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2003-11-06
  • Camera: Canon G2
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-09-04 18:58
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Points: 14
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