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Lee Plaza - Photos

The Grand Boulevard entrance

The Grand Boulevard entrance

The main entrance of the Lee Plaza

The hallways are filled with crumbled speed block and plaster as scrappers have left no wall un-destroyed.

Life goes on outside the Lee as scrappers bring the landmark only closer to death.

The gorgeous color of the Lee's exterior brick

What once was a bathroom, destroyed by vandals and scrappers

Looking into a room through one of the holes punched through a wall by a scrapper

Scrappers have destroyed every single floor and nearly every single wall in their quest for metal.

Time has stood still in some spots in the Lee.

Most of the rooms are still filled with furniture, though they have all been relieved of their copper plumbing and valuable metals.

Once one of the most iconic shots in all of Detroit ruin porn, someone finally put the piano in the ballroom out of its misery.

The ballroom of the Lee Plaza

Most of the ceiling rosettes in the dining room have been stolen or vanadlized.

One of the only remaining ceiling rosettes in the dining room

The dining room, off the Peacock Alley

The ballroom of the Lee Plaza

Beauty among the devastation: The lobby ceiling of the Lee Plaza.

The top of the Lee Plaza

The top of the Lee with the Fisher Building in the distance

The Detroit skyline peeks through the roof of the Lee Plaza

The Fisher Building, seen through a hallway and open window in one of its apartments

The ballroom of the Lee Plaza

The Lee Plaza's ballroom

The lounge located off the Lee Plaza's lobby

A detail of the ballroom of the Lee Plaza

A ceiling detail in the Lee Plaza

The entrance to the Lee Plaza's ballroom

Peacock Alley in the Lee Plaza

The roof of the Lee Plaza

The Fisher Building and Cadillac Place, seen through a hole in the roof of the Lee Plaza