Friday, May 20, 2005

Detroit Artist Activists:
Everyday my beloved city becomes harder to defend.
Where is the outrage?



Recently the Detroit's historical commission decided to allow demolition of the 105 year old Madison Lenox Hotel to make room for a low-end commuter hotel (or a parking lot, depending on who you ask). The destruction of this hotel is a symbol of Detroit's disregard for its architectural heritage. Francis Grunow from Preservation Wayne has organized a rally in front of the hotel on Friday, May 19, at 4:30. Pass it on.

On a semi-related note, it's good to know that Detroit does not have a monopoly on the architecturally-insensitive.

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