Above is a picture of the Renaissance Center - or whatever General Motors calls it these days.
Growing up in Windsor, I can barely recall the pre-Renaissance Center era. Before it was erected, the Penobscot Building was the main attraction when I peered over the river. Every time I looked at the Penobscot Building I thought of the Empire State Building - and imagined King Kong climbing its exterior, swatting down airplanes.
I never lived more than five blocks from the Detroit River until I was about 12. Even then, I wasn't more than a mile away. The funny thing is, despite all our trips along Riverside drive, and despite all our visits to riverfront parks, I don't ever recall seeing the construction of the Renaissance Center.
The Renaissance Center can be seen from most places in Windsor - which makes it every tough to get lost for very long. And since Windsor and Essex County are notoriously flat, you can travel quite far out of town and still see the Renaissance Center in the distance.
This picture was taken from Dieppe Park, at the foot of Ouellette Avenue in Downtown Windsor. Can't remember my settings, but it's intentionally a little under-exposed (not much).