Highland Towers Apartments

The Highland Towers was a large apartment complex on Woodward Avenue in Highland Park. Covering nearly an entire block, the orange brick building was considered luxury living when constructed in 1932, and featured a band shell on the roof, mirrored elevators, and a fine dining hall.

The last residents of the Highland Towers were forced out in 2009 after the power company turned off electricity due to non-payment. The building had been vacant since, though squatters and scrappers had started to sneak in. The Highland Towers burned down in a suspicious blaze on September 3rd, 2010.

The loss of the building is another blow to Highland Park, which has been struggling with recent bouts of arson and high residential vacancies.