Detroit’s Pick-Fort Shelby Hotel gets $82 Million Renovation

Photograph: ©Ashley Dinges

Artisans are working to restore architectural elements of this beautiful 1917 landmark building.

“Artist Kathleen Spicer has joined the team restoring the glory of the Fort Shelby, wielding only a pencil and delicate tracing paper. It’s her job to restore the once ornate-ceiling of the former Crystal Ballroom, a hall last used as a disco during the 1970s” -Louis Aguilar / The Detroit News

I’m hoping that the current trend to restore some of Detroit’s amazing architectural works of art continues.

And if you want to get an appreciation of the level of work that’s involved, check out the before photos (1999-2002) at Forgotten Detroit here.

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