Monday, February 21, 2005

God is in the details.

Ever wanted your own Mies Van der Rohe? Check out this end-unit steal at $90,000. There's only one catch...

Lafayette Park is in many ways the pinnacle of urban redevelopment that characterized the Detroit and western world of the '50s and '60s. Leveling 46 acres of downtown urban fabric to foster its creation, the place arguably remains one of the most successful urban redevelopments of the period. It ironically survived the 'white flight' of Detroit over the past half century due to its inward looking street pattern and semi-private feel - characteristics which spelt doom for so many modernist projects in so many other cities. While tenancy has been maintained and residential stability ensured, the edges have been fraying.

Things are finally looking up however...


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