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Downtown Detroit: The Motor City

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Comerica Park is a ballpark located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. It serves as the home of the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball's American League, replacing historic Tiger Stadium in 2000.

 

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Comerica Park is located next door to Ford Field, the home of the Detroit Lions.
The park is named after a corporate sponsor, Comerica Bank, which was based in Detroit at the time the park opened, and which paid for the naming rights.

 

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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), originally named the Detroit Museum of Art, has one of the largest, most significant art collections in the United States. In 2003, the DIA ranked as the second largest municipally-owned museum in the United States with an art collection valued at more than one billion dollars.

 

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The Detroit Public Library is the largest library system in Michigan. It is composed of a Main Library on Woodward Avenue, which houses DPL administration offices, and twenty-three branch locations across the city.

 

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The Maccabees building, an art-deco building was designed by historic architect Albert Kahn. It's also known as 5057 Woodward, based on it's physical location. Wayne State University acquired this building in 2002.

 

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The Spirit of Detroit is a city monument with a large bronze statue created by Marshall Fredericks and located at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in Detroit, Michigan. The statue is dressed in sports jerseys when the local professional teams are in the playoffs.

 

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