Skyscraper of Big Shoulders

The architecture of the Avenue Hotel (160 East Huron Street) architecture  doesn’t get much attention these days.  Mostly because it’s difficult to appreciate since it’s squished in with so many similarly-sized buildings.  But from those neighbors, it’s possible to see the details of the skyscraper’s exoskeleton and also come to appreciate its broad shoulders.

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