Ryan Patrick Hooper Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 2:27 PM EST Nov 14, 2018 Two of Detroit’s largest public art pieces will soon be gone from the city’s skyline. A pair of towering 184-foot murals by street artist Shepard Fairey and brother-artist duo How & Nosm on the north side of the One Campus Martius building downtown will be permanently blocked from view as construction begins on an ambitious development project that will expand the footprint of the property and add the state’s tallest skyscraper next door. The Shepard Fairey piece, in particular, was one of Detroit’s most talked about — and visible — pieces of new public art in years. The addition to One Campus Martius will create space for about 1,500 employees, but will put the murals out of commission as public art attractions. The pieces won’t be removed or destroyed, but the space where they exist will be filled in with construction materials. The addition is part of a $2.15-billion development that includes the One Campus Martius addition as well as a trio of other projects — a $909-million, 912-foot skyscraper at the site of the former Hudson’s site; an $800-million high-rise mixed-use Monroe Block project running east along Campus Martius… Read full this story
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