My brother Mike works for a public radio station out of Detroit and in waking up I was confused why his station might want a photo for the airwaves. Mike continued on to say something about their station’s website and that if I took this photo, I’d receive credit for my photo journalism efforts. I told him I wasn’t feeling all that well at the moment (true story), but perhaps later in the day I could get a few photos to him.
Across the lake from my parents' place are two towers people use to climb to gain a better view and perspective of the area. First opened in 1924, for decades tourists and travelers would stop at the towers en route from Detroit to Chicago. Long before the 94 freeway was built, horse drawn carriages and model-Ts would pass through the Irish Hills area on US-12. But at the end of the millennium, the towers were deemed unsafe, and this summer, after failed attempts to raise funds to restore the towers, these twin towers are in the process of being demolished.
|Towers in the back behind my former student Zach|
These towers have been my half way point when I go for my longer, 10 K runs around the lake. Before I flew out to New York the tops of the Towers had been removed, and I suspect by the time I return, they’ll be gone. To be honest, it’s odd to me that something that has been a landmark for years could so quickly disappear from the skyline.