Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Monday, July 18, 2005

The Tallest Building in Michigan

Ahhh, peaceful, sleeping Detroit

Last weekend my wife & I went to Windsor to visit her sister, who works at the Windsor CBC. Even if you're Canadian, you are probably not familiar with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Shame on you.

On Saturday night we ventured through the Detroit/Windsor tunnel, awarded Michigan's 3rd Greatest Engineering feat of the 20th century. In less than 5 minutes, we arrived at the GM World Headquarters, located in Detroit's Renaissance Center. At 726 ft. the main building dominates the Detroit skyline, yet is less than half the height of the C.N. Tower (1,815 ft, 5 inches).

Floor 72 was our destination, which was easy to get to since the elevator that runs up the outside of the tower only had two buttons: the main floor, and 72. And the price was less than half the cost to ride the C.N. Tower elevator - it was free!

At the very top was the Coach Insignia Restaurant, where a group of nine of us went for drinks & dessert. From this vantage point, we could see the entire city of Detroit, including Comerica Park Stadium, which was still preparing for the 76th All-Star game, even at 12:30 a.m.

To give you an idea of just how elegant the Coach Insignia is, I enjoyed a twelve dollar gin & tonic. I guess they gotta pay for that elevator ride somehow!


Blogger Rainypete said...

Ahh the CBC. Where else can one enjoy the National, closely followed by the National update (It was just on, what could there be to update)?

As for gin and tonic, that's what you get for drinking gin!! If you have picked something like rye, that most people buy, they wouldn't have financially beat you over the head for having to open a decorative bottle they've had for years!

3:53:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now now Rainy,

Perhaps it was the top tonic in the country that cost so much...

OR it was imported tonic. Dijon Tonic!

Ack, this is turning into a Barenaked Ladies song.

8:28:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CBC .. is that the Hockey station?

8:28:00 AM

Blogger Rainypete said...

Well it's certainly not the olympic station!

8:38:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too true...

Now I need cable to watch sports I'm only an expert in every four years.

9:17:00 AM


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