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The rise of Detroit: The early years

A worker rides a girder on the Ford Building, a 19-story office tower at 615 Griswold in the Detroit financial district. The 18-story building was erected in 1909 on the cusp of Detroit's automotive boom. We take a look here at the rise of a great industrial city that at its peak in 1950 held about 1.8 million people.

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The rise of Detroit: The early years