The fabulous lobby of the Guardian Building
From the March/April 2012 issue of
National Geographic Traveler
It's not called a “tug” of memory for nothing: I’m outside Detroit’s railroad station,
and I instantly recall my mother’s gloved hand pulling mine as we rushed through the
vast atrium that was inspired by the imperial baths of ancient Rome.
We are in a hurry to get somewhere, and Detroit is, too.
Even a little boy in the mid-1960s notices the tempo.
The Motor City is in motion. We build America’s cars.
Thanks to Berry Gordy’s Motown, the world hums our songs.
The city, fifth largest in the U.S. by population, is at the top of its game.
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