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June 03, 1982 - Image 14

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Page 6-B-Thursday, June 3, 1982-The Michigan Daily
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By MARK GINDIN
Daily Staff Writer
People lift their eyes from their cars,
bicycles, canoes, and softball fields,
look around, and utter the immortal
phrase, "Is this all there is?"
For those wishing for the hustle of
city life, the large buildings, and the
real (non-university) people to talk to,
Ann Arbor simply doesn't make it. This
humble college town simply cannot
match the atmosphere, size or the sheer
energy of a large metropolitan city.
For this reason, Detroit was created
only an hour from town.
When anyone not from Detroit thinks
of the Motor City, the riverfront area
immediately comes to mind. Featured
attractions such as Cobo Hall and
Arena, the newer Joe Louis Arena, Hart
Plaza, and, of course, the Renaissance
Center, are about all some people think
of Detroit as.
ADMITTEDLY, it is difficult not to
think of the Ren-Cen as the center of
town. Rising from the river, the five
glass cylinders act as a landmark for
those of us not used to city navigation
techniques. The building itself is a
structure worth visiting, and a whole
day could be spent just wandering
through the huge shopping mall that
makes up the first few floors. A hotel,
restaurant, and offices make up the
rest of the building.
Considered the nucleus from which
Detroit will regain its strength, most of
the city-sponsored events are organized
around the Ren-Cen and the riverfront
with the obvious intention of drawing
outsiders into the city.
One of the newer gimmicks is a
trolley service that runs from the down-
town district to the waterfront, then
parallel to the river. Tourists love it.
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ONE OF THE city's finest trolley motormen, Jerome Szczerbinski, is ready to take'visitors from the downtown
district to the riverfront.

Photos by
Deborah
Lewis

DINKY, DETROIT'S highly visible resident, enjoys the atmosphere of
Hart Plaza. Nearby, two Greeks (right) celebrate last weekend's Greek
Festival.

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