Riverfront Towers is an apartment and condominium complex of three high rise residential skyscrapers along the International Riverfront in Detroit, United States. Each Riverfront Tower creates an ascending tier of three towers; the three buildings are examples of modern architecture. Towers one and two are apartments, Tower three contains condominiums. Riverfront Tower 100 is a 275 unit high rise at 100 Riverfront Drive, built in 1991 and finished in 1992. Riverfront Tower 200 is a 280 unit high rise at 200 Riverfront Drive, built in 1982 and finished in 1983. Riverfront Tower 300 is a 295 unit high rise at 300 Riverfront Drive, built in 1982 and finished in 1983. Riverfront Towers had 27 vehicles broken into stealing electronics in 2016. On Monday Jan. 08 2018, a pipe burst on the 6th floor of Riverfront Towers at Building 100. The Alarms went off at 6 a.m. in the morning. On Monday Sep. 10th 2018 at around 8:00 PM, power to building 200 was lost. The building was evacuated under emergency conditions.
The fire department arrived to verify why the fire alarm went off and determined it was due to lost of power to the building. For the next few days, the building 200 did not have running it hot water; the Riverfront management worked to get a temporary generator unit into to have basic power supplied to the building 200. On Feb. 8th 2019, there was a pipe burst that flooded 22 apartments in building 200 of Riverfront towers. According to Detroit Free Press, there are "no expect completion date for repairs and renovations to the apartment." The primary owners of Riverfront towers decided to charge a parking fee, wherein lost tickets would be charged 40 dollars. Owners of apartments feel. According to Dr. Juan C. Taylor, an owner of a unit in building 300, the primary owners of the complex, who are based in New York, called the issue "unfair and unethical." The unit owners believe that they are "entitled to 302 spaces and we pay for 302 spaces for resident parking on a monthly basis." The issue went to court where a judge temporarily allowed Riverfront Towers to continue charging parking fees for all visitors, including visitors of those who own condos.
Owners of the condos believe. Owners believe it will be harder to sell the value. Riverfront Towers had brown water in Sep. 2018, no electrical power for 3 days in Sep. 2018, had hot water issues for 6+ months from Sept. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asizsAIhJKY&t=1s Residents are zoned to Detroit Public Schools. Residents are zoned to Owen Academy at King High School. Legendary'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin lived, passed away, in an apartment in the towers in August 2018. Alden Park Towers International Riverfront Hill, Eric J. & John Gallagher. AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3120-3. Meyer, Katherine Mattingly and Martin C. P. McElroy with Introduction by W. Hawkins Ferry, Hon A. I. A.. Detroit Architecture A. I. A. Guide Revised Edition. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1651-4. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list Sharoff, Robert. American City: Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3270-6.
Riverfront Towers Apartments – official Website Luxury Penthouse & $5 Million Renovation of Riverfront Towers Apartments – Michigan Business July 11, 2013 "Riverfront Towers - Tower 300". SkyscraperPage
Money is a magazine, published by Meredith Corporation. Its first issue was published in October 1972 by Time Inc, its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit and home improvement. It is well known for its annual list of "America's Best Places to Live." The magazine, along with Fortune, was a partner with sister cable network CNN in CNNMoney.com, an arrangement made after the discontinuation of the CNNfn business news channel in 2004. In 2014, following the spin-off of Time Inc. the magazine's publisher, from CNN parent Time Warner, Money launched its own website, Money.com. Official website
Griswold Street is a major north-south street in downtown Detroit, which passes through the city's Financial District lined with many of its most familiar and recognizable structures, such as the Guardian Building and One Woodward Avenue. Griswold Street passes through the Capitol Park Historic District; this list below shows the information on the buildings located along Griswold Street. This list starts at Jefferson Avenue, heads northbound, terminating at Clifford Street. Detroit Financial District Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher. AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3120-3
Wayne County, Michigan
Wayne County is the most populous county in the U. S. state of Michigan. As of 2017, the United States Census estimated its population as 1,753,616 making it the 19th-most populous county in the United States; the county seat is Detroit, the largest and most populous city in Michigan and 18th-most populous city in the United States. The county was founded in 1796 and organized in 1815. Wayne County is included in MI Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is one of several U. S. counties named after Revolutionary War-era general Anthony Wayne. Wayne County was the sixth county in the Northwest Territory, formed August 15, 1796 from portions of territorial Hamilton County, territorial Knox County and unorganized territory, it was named for the U. S. general "Mad Anthony" Wayne. It encompassed the entire area of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, most of the Upper Peninsula, as well as smaller sections that are now part of northern Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin. By proclamation of the Territorial Secretary and Acting Governor, Winthrop Sargent, on August 15, 1796, the boundaries of Wayne County were declared to begin at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River west to Fort Wayne to the southernmost point of Lake Michigan and along the western shore north to the territorial boundary in Lake Superior and along the territorial boundary through Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie back to the starting point.
On January 14, 1803, the Governor of Indiana Territory, William Henry Harrison, issued a similar proclamation defining the boundaries as beginning at a point where an east and west line passing through the southernmost extreme of Lake Michigan would intersect a north and south line, passing through the westernmost extreme of the lake north to the territorial boundary along said boundary line to a point where an east and west line passing through the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan would intersect the same along this last mentioned line to the place of beginning. This boundary would include Illinois and a sizable strip of Wisconsin along Lake Michigan; these boundaries would be adjusted as Indiana and Illinois became states and as other counties were formed within Michigan Territory. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 673 square miles, of which 612 square miles is land and 61 square miles is water, its water area includes parts of the Detroit Lake St. Clair.
Wayne County borders on Oakland County and Macomb County to the north, Washtenaw County to the west, Essex County, Canada to the east, Monroe County to the south. The eastern boundary is a water boundary in the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair with Essex County, Ontario. Automotive traffic crosses this boundary at the Ambassador Bridge. Due to the southwestern course of the river, this small portion of Canada lies to the south of Wayne County; the southern communities of the county are referred to as "Downriver", in reference to their location downstream of downtown Detroit. Grosse Ile is the largest island in Wayne County and is connected to the mainland by the Wayne County Bridge and the Grosse Ile Toll Bridge. Washtenaw County Monroe County Macomb County Oakland County Essex County, Canada Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge The Wayne County Department of Public Services was formed in 1906 as the Wayne County Road Commission, it was the government agency in Wayne County, Michigan responsible for building and maintaining the county's roads and highways.
The Wayne County Road Commission was an "exemplary" agency in the state of Michigan, had great involvement and influence in roadway planning more in the state. It became "internationally renowned for innovative ideas, sometimes breaking ground well in advance of the Michigan State Highway Department."The county road commission was more advanced than the state's own public works department in several respects. It had long had its own in-house construction group to build bridges, before the state copied that practice in 1924, it adopted one or more bridge types. Its first commissioners were Edward N. Hines, Cassius R. Benton, automobile manufacturer Henry Ford. While the commission was authorized by an 80% positive vote of county voters in a 1906 referendum, it was controversial and there was a Michigan state supreme court case pressed which found it unconstitutional. Commissioners Benton and Ford quit, but commissioner Hines persisted and led the commission through reorganization getting around the obstacles.
Hines was a commissioner continuously from 1906 to 1938. Hines is credited with the idea of putting a painted line down a roadway's center to divide traffic, other innovations that were widely adopted; the commission worked systematically, it became a model to others. "As early as 1911, the commission felt confident in asserting that'Wayne County is coming to be known as a leader in the good roads movement, the Mecca of those upon whose shoulders devolves the duty of solving traffic problems.' Within a few years, the county hosted delegations of engineers from around the United States, as well as from a number of other countries, including Britain, Japan and Borneo. The commission's international prominence was enhanced by its advocacy of concrete as a road material, it claimed credit for constructing the country's first mile of concrete-paved rural highway, a section of Woodward Avenue" just outside the Detroit city limits. The county road commission led in calling, during the 1930s, for superhighways in the state to relieve congestion.
Lower Woodward Avenue Historic District
The Lower Woodward Avenue Historic District known as Merchant's Row, is a mixed-use retail and residential district in downtown Detroit, located between Campus Martius Park and Grand Circus Park Historic District at 1201 through 1449 Woodward Avenue and 1400 through 1456 Woodward Avenue. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999; the Lower Woodward Avenue Historic District contains thirty-four commercial buildings built at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, many by architects. By the 1920s, this area of the city was one of the most active shopping districts in the nation. S. Many famous and historic Detroit businesses either began or had flagship stores in or near the district, including Vernors, Sanders Confectionery, Winkelman's, S. S. Kresge Co. F. W. Woolworth Company, Hudson's. New retail has emerged in the district. In 2011, the Forbes Company which owns the upscale Somerset Collection mall in the suburb of Troy debuted a group of seasonal pop-up mini-shops called Somerset Collection CityLoft on Merchant's Row as part of'Downtown Detroit Days' open the last Thursday through Saturday of the month from June through August, September.
Michigan-based outdoor outfitter Moosejaw has opened a Detroit location along Merchant's Row at 1275 Woodward Avenue. The Elliott Building located at 1403 Woodward Ave. began re-development in July 2016 and was opened to residential tenants in December 2017. Major retailers have started moving into spaces that just were empty. Under Armour, Warby Parker, John Varvatos, Lululemon Athletica all have a presence on lower Woodward Avenue. Shinola is redeveloping and constructing a new Shinola-themed hotel at 1400 Woodward. G-Star Raw plans on opening a store along Woodward sometime in 2018. Dan Gilbert has started construction on Detroit's tallest building at the Hudson's department store site. It's set to be completed by 2022, he is responsibly for purchasing and renovating many of the building these retailers have moved into. Architect: Wilson Brothers & Company of Philadelphia Original address: 207-211 Woodward Ave; the Elliott Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing building in the Lower Woodward Avenue Historic District.
The Elliott Building was added to the northwest corner of Grand River Ave and Woodward Avenue. In 1894 at the cost of about $80,000; the 6-story building, designed with distinctive red brick and red terra cotta is located on the site of the home of Detroit's first Mayor, General John R. Williams. John R. Street was named in his honor. Where once a white picket fence surrounded the mayor's home, the Elliott Building was constructed to house the mercantile business run by William H. Elliott; the building served as the locale of The William H. Elliott Dry Goods Store which provided carpets and children's clothing until 1909. In 1910, William H. Elliott Company consolidated with the Taylor-Woolfenden Company under the name of Elliott-Taylor-Woolfenden Company and operated in the building until a new building was erected on the southwest corner of Woodward Ave. and Henry St. in May 1911. S. S. Kresge Corporation’s operated in the Elliott Building starting in the late teens as a "25 cent to $1" green front store.
This Kresge location carried higher-priced merchandise compared to the nearby Kresge Store #1. In 1939 after a modernization, the store changed to a "5 cent to $1" store. In 1951, a "root beer department" was installed; the S. S. Kresge Co.’s located in the Elliott Building closed December 31, 1959 after an inability to negotiate a new lease. In 1961-1969 a portion of the basement was used as a gym/health center. Butler's Shoes was located in the northern storefront in the late 1970s. In the ‘70's, a women's clothing chain House of Nine occupied the 2nd floor; the last tenant in the building was Eastern Wigs and Beauty Supply who occupied the first floor until September 1997. Today ownership belongs to Elliott Building, LLC; the building began re-development in July 2016 and was expected to complete in early 2017. The Elliott Building will contain twenty-three one and two bedroom apartments ranging from 700 square feet to nearly 2,000 square feet; the six apartments that are at the rear of the building will have balconies.
The four apartments that occupy the 6th floor will be 2-story. 16,000 square-feet of retail space will occupy the first floor and sub-basement. Most of the structures in the district are of steel frame construction with a front windowed facade finished with brownstone, white brick, white Terra Cotta, or red brick, they all stand wall-to-wall, fronting directly on the sidewalk. Most were designed to house retail on the first floor and offices on the upper floors. Frank & Seder Building J. L. Hudson Department Store and Addition List of buildings located along Woodward Avenue, Detroit
American colonial architecture
American colonial architecture includes several building design styles associated with the colonial period of the United States, including First Period English, French Colonial, Spanish Colonial, Dutch Colonial, Georgian. These styles are associated with the houses and government buildings of the period from about 1600 through the 19th century. Several distinct regional styles of colonial architecture are recognized in the United States. Building styles in the 13 colonies were influenced by techniques and styles from England, as well as traditions brought by settlers from other parts of Europe. In New England, 17th-century colonial houses were built from wood, following styles found in the southeastern counties of England. Saltbox style homes and Cape Cod style homes were some of the simplest of homes constructed in the New England colonies; the Saltbox homes known for their steep roof among the back the house made for easy construction among colonists. The Cape Cod style homes were a common home in the early 17th of New England colonists, these homes featured a simple, rectangular shape used by colonists.
Dutch Colonial structures, built in the Hudson River Valley, Long Island, northern New Jersey, reflected construction styles from Holland and Flanders and used stone and brick more extensively than buildings in New England. In Maryland and the Carolinas, a style called "Southern Colonial" is recognized, characterized by the hall and parlor and central-passage house types, which had large chimneys projecting from the gable-ends of the house. In the Delaware Valley, Swedish colonial settlers introduced the log cabin to America. A style sometimes called Pennsylvania colonial appeared and incorporates Georgian architectural influences. A Pennsylvania Dutch style is recognized in parts of southeastern Pennsylvania that were settled by German immigrants in the 18th century. Early buildings in some other areas of the United States reflect the architectural traditions of the colonial powers that controlled these regions; the architectural style of Louisiana is identified as French colonial, while the Spanish colonial style evokes Renaissance and Baroque styles of Spain and Mexico.
First Period is a designation given to building styles used in the earliest English settlements at Jamestown and Plymouth, Massachusetts and in the other British colonies along the Eastern seaboard. These buildings included as steep roofs, small casement leaded glass windows, rich ornamentation and a massive central chimney. Developed in French-settled areas of North America beginning with the founding of Quebec in 1608 and New Orleans, Louisiana in 1718, as well as along the Mississippi River valley to Missouri; the early French Colonial house type of the Mississippi River Valley region was the poteaux-en-terre, constructed of heavy upright cedar logs set vertically into the ground. These basic houses featured double-pitched hipped roofs and were surrounded by porches to handle the hot summer climate. By 1770, the basic French Colonial house form evolved into the briquette-entre-poteaux style familiar in the historic areas of New Orleans and other areas; these homes featured double-louvred doors, flared hip roofs and shutters.
Developed with the earlier Spanish settlements in the Caribbean and Mexico, the Spanish Colonial style in the United States can be traced back to St. Augustine, the oldest established city in the country, founded in 1565; the early type of dwelling in Spanish Florida was the "board house", a small one-room cottage constructed of pit-sawn softwood boards with a thatched roof. During the 18th century, the "common houses" were whitewashed in lime mortar with an oyster shell aggregate. Two-story, the houses included cooling porches to accommodate the Florida climate; the style developed in the Southwest with Pueblo design influences from the indigenous Puebloan peoples architecture. In Alta California, present-day California, the style developed differently, being too far for imported building materials and without skilled builders, into a strong simple version for building the missions between 1769 and 1823. Ranchos were built of adobe. Developed from around 1630 with the arrival of Dutch colonists to New Amsterdam and the Hudson River Valley in what is now New York and in Bergen in what is now New Jersey.
The settlers built small, one room cottages with stone walls and steep roofs to allow a second floor loft. By 1670 or so, two-story gable-end homes were common in New Amsterdam. In the countryside of the Hudson Valley, the Dutch farmhouse evolved into a linear-plan home with straight-edged gables moved to the end walls. Around 1720, the distinctive gambrel roof was adopted from the English styles, with the addition of overhangs on the front and rear to protect the mud mortar used in the stone walls and foundations. Developed after about 1675, when the Delaware River Valley area was settled by immigrants from Sweden, Scotland, Ireland and several other northern European nations; the early colonists to this region adapted the "half-timber" style of construction popular in Europe, which used a frame of braced timbers filled-in with masonry. The "bank house" was a popular form of home during this period constructed into a hillside for protection during the cold winters and hot summers of the region.
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Campus Martius Park
Campus Martius Park is a re-established park in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. After the fire of 1805, Campus Martius was the focal point of Judge Augustus Woodward's plans to rebuild the city, it was named for the principal square in Marietta, the first capital of the Northwest Territories. The park is located at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and Michigan Avenue, four blocks south of Grand Circus Park; the original park was a major gathering area for citizens. The park was lost in the 1900s as the city's downtown was reconfigured to accommodate increased vehicular traffic. Hart Plaza, along the riverfront, was designed to replace Campus Martius as a point of importance, but as Hart Plaza is a hard-surfaced area, many residents came to lament the lack of true park space in the city's downtown area. This led to calls to rebuild Campus Martius, the site of the Civil War-era Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, located across from the new Compuware Headquarters; the park is where the point of origin of Detroit's coordinate system is located.
Seven miles north of this point is Seven Mile Road. The point of origin is marked by a medallion embedded in the stone walkway, it is situated in the western point of the diamond surrounding the Woodward Fountain, just in front of the park's concession building. The new Campus Martius Park was dedicated November 19, 2004 and includes two performance stages, public spaces and a seasonal ice skating rink. At 1.2 acres, the park is smaller than its predecessor, as a full restoration of the original would have required the demolition of several buildings. However, the city increased the amount of park space in the area by constructing the new Cadillac Square Park, which opened in summer 2007 to the east of Campus Martius; the park's skating rink is designed to resemble the Rockefeller Center rink in New York City but is larger in size. Since its opening the rink has been operated by Inc.. Campus Martius Park is the home of the annual Motown Winter Blast, an event that has drawn more than 450,000 people to the downtown area every year and it has become the site of the city's annual Christmas tree lighting celebration, held the Monday before Thanksgiving.
Thousands come to hear Christmas music and countdown to the lighting of the city's official Christmas tree and other decorations to mark the start of the holiday season. Cadillac Square Park is another re-established park in the area, it lies to the east of Campus Martius Park. Until 2001, the area where the park is located was occupied by a bus transfer station constructed in the 1960s. From 1841 until 1891, Cadillac Square was the site of the Detroit Farmer's Market; the new park is site of the relocated Bagley Memorial Fountain which occupied a spot on Campus Martius. In January 2008, the city of Detroit announced plans for a new Cadillac Centre, a $150 million mixed-use residential entertainment-retail complex attached to the Cadillac Tower. Designed by architect Anthony Caradonna and patterned after the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the contemporary steel and glass 24-story skyscraper complex to be located on Campus Martius Park, was planned to begin construction in the fall of 2009, but was indefinitely postponed by the city in October of that year when the developers failed to meet key agreements with the city.
The French sport of pétanque is played at Cadillac Square each workday from noon to 1 p.m. The similar Italian sport of bocce is played there. Cadillac Center Detroit People Mover station Detroit International Riverfront Grand Circus Park Historic District Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher. AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3120-3. Sobocinski, Melanie Grunow. Detroit and Rome: building on the past. Regents of the University of Michigan. ISBN 0-933691-09-2. Official Campus Martius Park website Detroit News: Campus Martius Park history Video review of the park with on-site footage MAPDETROIT. COM