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Open Thread: What’s your favorite lobby in Detroit?

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Looking up in the lobby at the David Whitney Building
Michelle and Chris Gerard

Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, and more. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. This week’s topic: Which building has the best lobby in Detroit?

It’s been a while since we’ve chatted about the incredible architecture in the city and what we admire most. As we’re planning future maps, we had some ideas about our favorite lobbies in the city and so we pose the question to you, Curbed readers - what’s your favorite lobby in Detroit?

While some have been kept up beautifully throughout the years, some could use a little love. We want to hear about them all.

We’re not shy about saying that the lobby of the David Whitney is pretty heckin’ spectacular (and we have high hopes for the Metropolitan in a few years). Another favorite? The Fisher Building, of course.

Fisher Building Lobby
Fisher Building Lobby
Michelle & Chris Gerard

And of course, there’s always the Cathedral of Finance, or the Guardian Building.

Once the "Cathedral of finance" #detroit #roundtheworld

A photo posted by M (@marcutakespictures) on

But what about the Leland Hotel, where you can see what the grandeur could have been in the past. This was taken a few years ago, and we can say it doesn’t look as good these days.

The lobby of the Leland Hotel
Taken for a past article by Paul Beshouri

And of course, there are many that are far gone. So let’s hear it Curbed readers. Share your thoughts, and photos if you have them, in the comments below.