Historic Detroit

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Metropolitan Building - Photos

The Metropolitan's incredible terra cotta crown

The Metropolitan is a stunning jewel in downtown's crown.

The Metropolitan Building, left, and its neglected neighbor the Wurlitzer Buidling.

The crown of the Metropolitan Building, as seen from the roof of the Wurlitzer Building next door

Detail of the trim along the top of the Metropolitan, as seen from the Wurlitzer

The crown of the Metropolitan Building

The Metropolitan as seen from the roof of the Wurlitzer Building

Detail of an old safe. The building was constructed specifically to hold a number of safes for jewelers.

These ballerinas keep dancing in the dark.

Crumbling neighbors: The Wurlitzer and the Metropolitan Building