Writer Andrew Nelson saw plenty that impressed him on a return visit to Detroit at the behest of National Geographer Traveler. One thing that caught his eye were the art deco towers, which he says "make those in Miami’s South Beach look like anthills.
Then he met up with architectural historian Dan Austin. "Detroit has one of the largest collections of Roaring ’20s architecture anywhere in the country," Austin told him. "And it’s not just art deco buildings, either--a town house development, Lafayette Park, is the largest collection of mid-century modernist Mies van der Rohe residences in the world." Well said, Dan.
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