The last decade has, without question, been a remarkable period of development in Detroit. Historic structures have been restored, newer buildings constructed, and plenty more in the works.
But for all the developments that have come to fruition, quite a few announced themselves with beautiful renderings and intentions to build, but today seem unlikely to materialize. One major culprit for these unfinished buildings is the rising costs of construction—if it hasn’t killed a project, it’s likely to have caused it to scale back.
Without further ado, here are 18 projects that are either stalled, troubled, or abandoned completely.
Note: Projects listed from west to east.
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