• Cobo Arena
  • One Detroit Center
  • 150 West Jefferson, in front, and the Fisher Building in the back.

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Detroit skyline seen from Windsor, Ontario, across the Detroit River.

The low, round building on the left is the Cobo Arena, where audiences have been entertained with sports as well as cultural events since 1960. It was here, on January 6, 1994, that the infamous assault on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan took place.

The tall buildings in the middle of the photo are the 150 West Jefferson in the front and the Fisher Building behind it. The former is a 26 floors, 139 m tall skyscraper completed in 1989, the latter is an Art Deco office building constructed in 1928 that stands 130 m tall and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

The tall building on the right is One Detroit Center, at 43 stories and 189 m it's the tallest office building in Michigan and the second tallest overall in the state behind the central hotel tower of the Renaissance Center, a few blocks away.

summerglow1, and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Anomalous_A 46 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called City Skylines, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. OutdoorChef 46 months ago | reply


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  3. MichiganChinaCenter 19 months ago | reply

    HI, i am writing from Michigan Center China. We want to use your picture to create some graphics for Michigan China Mission 2012 led by Governor Snyder. I can send graphics to you for your approval once we get them done. Please leave your email.

    Janet Yu
    Michigan China Center

  4. Bernt Rostad 19 months ago | reply

    Dear Janet,

    Naturally, feel free to use my photograph of Detroit as you see fit for your graphics. I uploaded the photo, with attribution Creative Commons, exactly for this reason :)

    Best wishes,

  5. weathermanandsewer 6 months ago | reply

    www.flickr.com/photos/weathermanandsewer/10466641946/in/p... Hi. These photos were taken in 1962. Would you know the name of the building that was being built? It appears to have two antennas or maybe cranes on it.

  6. Bernt Rostad 6 months ago | reply

    It's the 27-story skyscraper on 211 West Fort Street, built between 1961 and 1963. For more info see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/211_West_Fort_Street

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