A Design Lover’s Guide to Detroit
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A Design Lover’s Guide to Detroit

Following decades of decline, government corruption, and the collapse of the auto industry, Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history in 2013. But what’s happened since, in a few short years, is a noteworthy example of urban revitalization. Because today, the Motor City isn’t just bouncing back. It’s thriving, thanks to creative and visionary locals who spotted an untapped opportunity to help restore the city’s image to what it was in its glory days. There are plenty of exciting projects in the pipeline, too. The Joe Louis Greenway, a 31.5-mile planned loop of biking and walking trails connecting many city neighborhoods, is already underway—when completed, it will provide a seamless zone residents can conveniently and safely traverse. Below, even more reasons why Detroit is worth checking out now. Where to Stay Shinola Hotel Encompassing two historic structures (a former department store and a Singer sewing machine factory), this buzzy newcomer is often credited with helping revitalize downtown Detroit. And in short, it’s stunning. The buildings’ original features were thoughtfully preserved, evoking a cozy, nostalgic vibe that feels more like a stylish home than a cookie-cutter hotel. The accommodations are chicly appointed with locally sourced pieces from The […]

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