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Detroit Harbor Terminal Building - Demolition Photos

Apr 1, 2023 during sunrise. The water tower's already down.

March 21, 2023 - Windows and window frames were already removed

April 1, 2023 - two years after announcing the planned demolition, the building is finally coming down.

The iconic water tower was brought down first.

April 1, 2023 - the walls on the east side are the first ones to come down

Even though this image doesn't show it, the Detroit Harbor Terminal was known for some of the most amazing graffiti to be found in Detroit

April 1, 2023 - the building's north elevation during sunrise

April 1, 2023 - Boblo reflections after heavy rain the night before

April 1, 2023 - yet another Kahn designed industrial building will have disappeared from the Detroit cityscape soon. This image shows how pillars had to be wider on lower levels to carry the weight...

April 15th - Demolition ongoing

April 15th - Demolition ongoing

Demolition progress as of early May

Demolition status quo early May 2023

Demolition status quo early May 2023

The moon setting behind what's left of the building

Status May 6, 2023