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The abandoned Lee Plaza Hotel, Detroit Michigan. Taken last year on our Easter weekend Urban Exploration trip in Detroit. The Lee Plaza is a vacant 15-story high-rise apartment building located at 2240 West Grand Boulevard, about one mile west of New Center along West Grand Boulevard, an area in Detroit, Michigan. It is a registered historic site by the state of Michigan and was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places on November 5, 1981.

The interior contains 220 one to four-room apartments. The first floor has a main lobby with a coffered ceiling, east and west lounges, two wood-panelled dining rooms, and a ballroom. The main hallway was dubbed “Peacock Alley,” a barrel-vaulted space with a coffered ceiling covered in a rich color scheme of blues, golds and greens. The basement originally contained a beauty parlor, a game room, a children’s playroom, and a meat market and grocer.

The place is now rotting away as time passes by.

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Michigan Central

Michigan Central Station

The Michigan Central Station standing tall just outside of the city center of Detroit. Formally dedicated on January 4, 1914, the station remained open for business until the cessation of Amtrak service on January 6, 1988 when the last Amtrak train pulled away. Then as many structures suffered during the decline of Detroit, the building was left abandoned. In 2018 the building was purchased by Ford Motor Company in hopes of revitalizing the station. The building will hold both Ford offices and offices of suppliers and partner companies. The first-floor concourse will reopen to the public with restaurants and retail. Housing will also be created on the top floors. Restoration and renovations are expected to be completed by 2022.

A couple of shots during Golden Hour in Motor City.

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