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Dan Austin: Master of Detroit's Historic Buildings Wants Q's

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Welcome to Curbed Open Threads, where we bring you a local expert each Friday in March to pepper with your most burning real estate inquiries. Leave your questions in the comments, and said expert will answer the best ones by the following Monday.

Dan Austin, champion of all things Detroit and historic, is our Curbed open threads expert of the week. On the off-chance you haven't heard of him, Mr. Austin is the force behind Historic Detroit, a website dedicated to shedding light on the history behind Detroit's famous array of skyscrapers. Therefore, basic questions like "Omg I luv Book Tower wut year they build it?!" can be immediately answered by heading to Historic Detroit. Dan Austin is also the author of two books, the most recent being Forgotten Landmarks of Detroit. Let's throw him some quality questions, shall we?