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I Spy: February 2021

by Sally Bjork

From the March, 2021 issue

"That grim I Spy photo must be South U.," writes Lelia Raley. It shows "611 Church apartments (with Dollar Bill Printing on the ground floor) in the foreground, and Landmark Apartments on S. Forest in the background," says Dave Bicknell. "It's an odd angle," says Allison Smith. "I still can't figure out [the vantage point]!"

"I was bound and determined to find ... those round windows," writes Debbie Onderdonk. "I saw a glimpse ... and we drove around and parked in front of the [U-M] social work building." Several "buildings near there were demolished to make way for the new Vic Village South development," writes Becky Wong. "I hadn't realized they practically demolished the whole block," continues Onderdonk. "It all makes sense now. The view of [that] building is unobstructed!" she writes, referring to the clue.

"I'm not sure how long that 'unobstructed' view will last!" writes Bob Maddox. "Ann Arbor's skyline is ever- changing," says Barb Tester. "The South U area already has 5 high rises," laments Ginny Weingate, who no longer recognizes the street of her early Art Fair visits. "People say all these high rises are causing Ann Arbor to lose its small city charm," says David Karl, "I say we ... start working on our bigger city charm."

We received twenty-three entries in March. Our random drawing winner is Bob Baird, who will enjoy a $25 gift certificate to West End Grill. To enter this month's contest, use the image and clue on the March Back Page and send your answer to the address at the bottom of the page.     (end of article)

[Originally published in March, 2021.]


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