With the slew of renovations happening in downtown Detroit, it was only a matter of time before I would have before/after images to share of one of its buildings. In this case, this one is a before/after of the Metropolitan Building located on John R just south of Broadway St. The building was renovated and opened in early 2019 as a boutique hotel named Element Detroit by Marriott.
The before images were captured in 2014, and the after images were captured earlier this week. I was able to get permission from the hotel manager to shoot these lobby images, which I am thankful for. Check out the before/after images below, along with a few other “before” images of the Metropolitan.
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