The Hotel Fort Wayne which later became the American Hotel, is another dilapidated 1920s gem that is vacant.
It's on Midtown's Cass Corridor, which has been, since Detroit's collapse in the late 1960s, on the verge of a turnaround.
The Fort Wayne does have an advantage over other similarly situated Motor City structures--its adjacent to the sprawling Detroit Masonic Temple. The eleven story high-rise opened in 1926 and it closed in 1990. The architects were William C. Watson and Harold S. Ellington.
Notice the few letters left on the blue and white "American" sign.
To be imploded this morning: Detroit's Park Avenue Hotel
Abandoned Detroit high rise: Lee Plaza