Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Top comes off the Lafayette Building

It must have been a busy morning down at Lafayette and Shelby. The demolition of the Lafayette Building -chronicled here in fine detail - took a huge step forward when crews hacked the top off of the portion of the building that remained. I wasn't there to witness it firsthand, but already it feels very strange walking up Lafayette toward Campus Martius with the top handful of floors erased from the skyline.

See that small red brick building that stands between the Lafayette and the coney island restaurants? Not sure if that's going to stay or if the side of Lafayette Coney Island will be exposed. It's been vacant for quite awhile, so it seems fair to think it'll be torn down. Either way, it's going to look very different to anybody familiar with the area.