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Check out the views from the top of Detroit’s Masonic Temple

Last week, Curbed went on a behind the scenes tour of the Masonic Temple. We saw rooms and hallways that are accessed by few. After checking out the unfinished theater on one of the top floors, we took a spiral staircase up to the roof. From 14 stories up and not many other tall buildings around, we were able to see clear views from all around Detroit — a bird’s eye view some might say.

We noticed the lovely skyline, a changing Cass Corridor, a few landmarks in the distance, and still so much land.


The downtown skyline, with new arena development to the left.
Looking out to the arena district.
Cass Tech, with Corktown in the distance.
Looking down at Temple Street. The Albert Kahn building straight ahead will be redeveloped.
The Ambassador Bridge in the distance.
The S.S. Kresge World Headquarters designed by Kahn. Now known as The Block at Cass Park.
Michigan Central Station standing tall and empty in the distance.
A hazy look out toward Woodbridge. Look at all that land.

Masonic Temple

500 Temple Street, , MI 48201 (313) 832-7100 Visit Website