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Which recent Detroit building renovation has been your favorite?

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The Forest Arms Apartments
Photo by Michelle & 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: impressive building comeback stories.

While it’s important to have new construction going up around Detroit, it’s just as important—if not more—to protect the buildings the city currently has. In the past five or so years, many impressive renovations have taken place in the city, including the David Whitney Building, the Grand Army of the Republic Building, the Wurlitzer Building, and the Forest Arms Apartments (above).

The Grand Army of the Republic Building
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

We’re excited to see upcoming renovations, including many that will open imminently. These include the Shinola Hotel, the Metropolitan Building, the David Stott Building. Looking into the future, we’ll see the comeback of the Book Tower and Michigan Central Station.

Which has been your favorite building completed thus far? Is it a skyscraper, or a smaller apartment building in a neighborhood? Maybe you’re a fan of the whole revamping of Capitol Park. Let us know in the comments below.