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Week One by JeffreyDobbs Week One by JeffreyDobbs
The Renaissance Center looms in the background in Downtown Detroit. :)


The Renaissance Center (also known as the GM Renaissance Center and nicknamed the RenCen) is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, United States. Located on the International Riverfront, the Renaissance Center complex is owned by General Motors as its world headquarters. The central tower, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, is the tallest all-hotel skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, and features the largest rooftop restaurant, Coach Insignia. It has been the tallest building in Michigan since it was erected in 1977.

John Portman was the principal architect for the original design. The first phase constructed a five tower rosette rising from a common base. Four 39-story office towers surround the 73-story hotel rising from a square-shaped podium which includes a shopping center, restaurants, brokerage firms, banks, a four-screen movie theatre and private clubs. The first phase officially opened in March 1977. Portman's design renewed attention to city architecture, constructing the world's tallest hotel at the time. Two additional 21-story office towers (known as Tower 500 and Tower 600) opened in 1981. This type of complex has been termed a city within a city.

In 2004, General Motors completed a US$500 million renovation of the class-A center as its world headquarters, which it had purchased in 1996.[10] The renovation included the addition of the five-story Wintergarden atrium, which provides access to the International Riverfront. Architects for the renovation included Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Gensler, SmithGroup, and Ghafari Associates. Work continued in and around the complex until 2005. Renaissance Center totals 5,552,000 square feet (515,800 m2) making it one of the world's largest commercial complexes.

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:iconwonderer1000:
what an awesome combination the night and the fall! :)
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JeffreyDobbs Dec 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Glad you enjoyed it! :hug:
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peterpateman Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great light!
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JeffreyDobbs Nov 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly! :)
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peterpateman Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! =)
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smithia1 Nov 20, 2012
Very nice. Almost makes you forget about the burnt out parts of Detroit.
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JeffreyDobbs Nov 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yeah, downtown is nice, and a few pockets of what used to be the "rich areas" such as Rosedale Park, Palmer Park, and the Boston Edison district. The rest is in need of serious help unfortunately.
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:iconyuffieheart:
Beautiful!~ :0 The angle and lighting was just perfect!!
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JeffreyDobbs Nov 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :)
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