Joe Louis Arena is disappearing one exterior panel at a time. Deconstruction work on the site that played home to the Red Wings for almost 40 years became visible this week after months of interior work. The Joe is closing as part of the agreement that brought us Little Caesars Arena, on the northern edge of downtown, in 2017.
Photojournalist Michael Lucido stopped by to photograph the beginning of the end.
Learn more about the planned demolition here.
Workers remove panels on Monday.