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Another Large Mural Might be Coming to Downtown Detroit

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After hiring the artist HENSE to paint a giant mural on the backside of the Madison Building, Dan Gilbert seems to be preparing to commission another sizable work of art. Tonight, the Historic District Commission (HDC) agenda includes a request to splash a new mural on the First National Building. Specially, on its rear elevation.

Strangely enough, the meeting is also scheduled to address the initial Madison Building mural, which will be discussed in the "work completed without HDC approval" portion of the evening. Huh? Did no one bother asking for HDC permission to paint a 100-foot acid trip on a historic building? If that truly is the case, tonight's proceedings could get a bit awkward.
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First National Building

660 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226