Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Checking In: The Story of the Book-Cadillac Hotel

I made a feature-length documentary back in 2003 to tell the story of what is now the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. This film has sat in a desk drawer for a couple of years. Now, with the 5 year anniversary of the grand re-opening of this hotel rapidly approaching, I figured it was time to dust it off and share it with a wider audience. Therefore, it is currently available on YouTube for free and in its entirety.

Besides, with the proposal to demolish the former State Street Bank in downtown Detroit for yet another surface parking lot, I cannot help but feel that there are at least some people in this town who could use a refresher course in just how important historic preservation actually is.

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