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What are the most architecturally underrated buildings in Detroit?

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Welcome to Friday Thursday 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.

When Detroiters brag about the beautiful architecture in the city, it seems like a few of the same buildings get all the attention. And no doubt, the Fisher Building and the Guardian Building are two of the most beautiful buildings in the city, country, and world. We have a lot of love for the Penobscot Building—an Art Deco gem. And the lobby of the David Whitney Building is one of the most breathtaking spaces in the city.

This week, we’re wondering what buildings might be a little underrated in Detroit?

The Wright-Kay Building downtown
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

Is there a building in the city that you’re particularly fond of that doesn’t get a lot of attention? Maybe a handsome building off the beaten path? Perhaps a building on Wayne State’s campus? Or a building that’s seen better days, and could use a solid rehab so it shines again? Or is it one of the downtown buildings that doesn’t get as much attention?

Share your thoughts in the comments below, and/or photos if you have them. If we have enough ideas, we might put together a map.