The other day I snapped this picture of one of my favorite buildings in downtown Detroit, The David Broderick Tower. To me it represents a recurring theme of public mural, painting, graffiti, and sculpture all throughout the city. It seems as though abandoned houses (Heidelberg project) and decaying factories (Packard Plant) can be a pretty nice canvas for public statement in a city that’s been through so much struggle. Although the Broderick Tower may not be making any huge political statements I still like the idea of coloring up and giving some character to these massive buildings. Until a few years ago the mural was covered up by a Verizon Wireless add to raise money for the building’s restoration but now you can see the Whales in all of their public glory.