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Dequindre Cut Then and Now

Enjoy the ride!<p>A couple weeks ago, we showed you our pictures from the new Dequindre Cut extension. But today, we wanted to take a look back at how far we've come and how the Dequindre Cut has changed in the past few years.<p>Once home to the Grand Trunk Railroad line, the first stretch of the …

Confirmed: Detroit Needs More Retail

But we all knew that<p>A new report confirms what we all know - Detroit needs more retail. The City Observatory released their Storefront Index, which plotted how many retail spaces (grocery, beauty, bars, restaurants, entertainment, etc.) are clustered together in 51 major cities/metropolitan areas. …

Restoring Homes the Right Way with Building Hugger

Renovation tips for historic homes from Amy Swift<p>If you've worked on a historic restoration in Detroit, you've likely heard of or met Amy Swift, who started Building Hugger just a few years ago. They're working to be stewards of the built environment in Detroit.<p>Swift, who has a master's degree in …

Curbed Comparisons: Detroit Renovated Properties Edition

We looked all over the city for renovated rentals for you!<p>It's Renovation Week here on Curbed and we're interrupting our normal Curbed Comparisons to bring you a Renovation theme! All of these properties from around the city have been recently renovated. Which would you choose?<p>First up, we have …

Detroit: America’s Emerging Market

Opinion<p>Search<p>CrimeAn Arizona Mom Was Arrested After Her Baby and Toddler Were Found Dead in Their Car Seats<p>hawaiiHawaii Considers Building a Statue …

Why Detroit could be the next Silicon Valley (and vice versa)

Historically, the economies of Detroit and Silicon Valley couldn’t look more different: the Motor City has long been known as a hub for manufacturing …

12 Businesses That Are Putting Detroit On The Map

Don't call it a comeback! Business is thriving in the Motor City, and these businesses are definite proof. Discover more job opportunities in Detroit and other parts of Michigan at MITalent.org!

Urban Agriculture

Detroit Just Named One of the World's Best Cities For Design

The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture, better known as UNESCO, has just designated Detroit as the first “City of Design” …

Urban Design

An Insider’s Guide to Detroit

Where to eat, sleep, shop and explore in the Motor City, with expert advice from fashion designer Tracy Reese, impresario Wayne Brown, ‘Rehab Addict’ host Nicole Curtis and chef and restaurateur Dave Kwiatkowski<p>FRESH OUT OF BANKRUPTCY and angling toward boomtown, Detroit is attracting an influx of …

Entrepreneurship

These 6 Before And After Photos Show You Just How Far The Detroit Riverfront Has Come

We’re big fans of the Detroit RiverWalk. Whether it is walking our dogs, enjoying the boats or talking with the people, the Detroit riverfront is a …

Westinghouse (Full Feature Documentary)

Whalers Bay, Antractica

Grain Silos, San Francisco https://t.co/mNp8tS7BUt

City approves transfer of old Tiger Stadium field

The City Council on Tuesday approved transferring the vacant lot of the former Tiger Stadium to the Detroit Economic Growth Corp., paving the way for …

S.S. Badger named National Historic Landmark

WASHINGTON — The S.S. Badger, Lake Michigan's last remaining coal-fired car ferry and until a few years ago the target of efforts by …

Detroit's oldest cabin lies hidden in a neighborhood

DETROIT — Walk into the city’s oldest cabin and you step into Detroit’s very beginnings. You also step into lots of piles of crap.<p>It’s everywhere …

National Register adds Michigan’s Rice Bay, historic Ishpeming building

The two sites were added because they are "associated with events that have made a significant contribution" to our history.

Lake Superior

It's matchday 12 in the Ladbrokes Premiership as The Steelmen travel north to second placed Aberdeen. https://t.co/8lYfNLdYs8

Not ruin porn: Industrial Archaeology

I’m not a fan of the term ‘Ruin Porn’. I like my ruins to have their story, preferably the real story of what went on in them, why it all went wrong …

BENT RIGG LANE BRIDGE

Industrial Heritage Exploration Guide and Preservation Hub

<b>Industrial Explorer</b><p>Industrial relics – mapped!<p><b>Events Guide</b><p>What’s on?<p><b>Preservation Hub</b><p>Campaigns to protect<br>and preserve<p><b>Working in Heritage</b><p>Jobs, …

Volunteering

Corktown Residents Michelle and Chris Gerard Tell Us About Their 'Hood

<i>New feature alert: The People's Guide is Curbed Detroit's tour o' the nabes, lead by our most loyal readers, favorite bloggers, and other luminaries of our choosing. Have a piece to say? We'll be happy to hand over the megaphone. This week, we welcome Detroit photographers Michelle and Chris Gerard.</i><p>…

Here Are the 11 Best Books on Detroit

Sometimes, the best way to celebrate a city is by learning more about it. With the below list, you'll be able to find everything from <b>biographies</b> to anthologies to <b>photography books</b>, each providing insight on what makes Detroit tick. Because this list is limited to only 11 books, you should also …

"I am Not a Decorator": Nicole Curtis Talks to Curbed about Ransom Gillis House

HGTV Rehab Addict star Nicole Curtis carries a tangible reminder of Detroit's <b>Ransom Gills house</b> in her pocket, a black and white photograph of the famously turreted Alfred Street mansion. "I have an original photo, and I look at it every day," she said. Curtis has spent untold hours working to …

Short Street

Uncover London’s industrial heritage at The Brunel Museum

Ask someone for directions to the museum that’s dedicated to a great British engineer, and you probably wouldn’t expect them to point you towards a …

England

Hilla Becher obituary

Artist-photographer who with her husband created a unique record of vanishing industrial structures<p>In June 1966, the German artist Hilla Becher, who has died aged 81, set off, together with her husband Bernd and their two-year-old son Max, to south Wales in a VW camper, towing an old caravan fitted …

Art Photography