I've been a million places in the world but there's nothing like being home. Detroit is probably one of my favorite cities in the world. With all its faults and problems, it's still 'home'. Plus there are a million small little known places that I love to take people who aren't from here and they get to see the greatness of it all. Plus this place is like the Architect's playground. There are so many different building types that were tried here first then done in bigger cities. #whatupdoe
I have to agree Kendal. Detroit has one of the most eclectic assortments of architecture that I've ever seen. I think many of the people who live there take it for granted. Just in this picture you have Minoru Yamasaki, Wirt Rowland, Philip Johnson, and Harley Ellis Devereaux. Really good pick.
I gotta say, I was surprised to see someone favor my home city Beirut too. Simply, there's nothing like being home and that's why Beirut is my favorite city,other than of course its unique architecture that mixes Italian style with Arabic culture (since the Fakhreddine era, that's about 400 years ago).Well, there's actually an other reason why I favor it over others, and that's because Beirut was occupied by so many empires (i.e:Phoenician, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Crusader and Ottoman) that ultimately gave the city and its people a certain charm and open relation towards foreigners.
But, not everything is "beautiful" in Beirut. Nowadays, the city suffers of senseless investors who destroy our heritage only to replace it with meaningless glass sky scrapers or tasteless residential buildings. After all,as everywhere in the world, politicians fill their pockets by doing so, and only political will can stop these actions.