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Detroit’s gilded age train station has been restored

This will be part of a new office campus

This building in its ruined state can be seen in Batman V Superman

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by Anonymousreply 30June 10, 2024 2:42 PM

Amazing that they saved it. But it's a white elephant without a purpose and kind of nowhere in the current Detroit.

What will be in the tower?

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by Anonymousreply 1June 4, 2024 8:09 PM

Offices for what, though?

by Anonymousreply 2June 4, 2024 8:10 PM

The plan is to convert it into a male brothel.

by Anonymousreply 3June 4, 2024 8:14 PM

I'm sorry to be a pessimist but I already have a several hideous images about how this is going to shake out as a "space". It will start with some shitty chain coffee shop in one of those cavernous rooms. Then there will be events, decorated under-scale, trying to make up with shitty event lighting design, not to mention the horrible acoustics.

by Anonymousreply 4June 4, 2024 8:21 PM

Isn't Ford Motors involved with this development, both as tenant and developet?

by Anonymousreply 5June 4, 2024 8:27 PM

Correct, OP. Specifically this scene.

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by Anonymousreply 6June 4, 2024 8:43 PM

Look at all the green space on that map. Those were derelict houses pulled down, right?

by Anonymousreply 7June 5, 2024 12:37 AM

Detroit really has made strides in recent years. It has a long way to go, but I think it has a good future.

by Anonymousreply 8June 5, 2024 1:00 AM

In other words, there’s no intention of restoring rail service to this beautiful building?

The current Amtrak station in Detroit is quite sad looking.

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by Anonymousreply 9June 5, 2024 1:22 AM

I have plans with friends to do a tour there in a few weeks.

by Anonymousreply 10June 5, 2024 1:27 AM

They did a amazing job with the restoration. I saw what they went through with Grand Central Station in NY so I can very much appreciate saving a historic building.

by Anonymousreply 11June 5, 2024 2:10 AM

I believe Ford Motor will occupy the space to use as a technology campus

by Anonymousreply 12June 5, 2024 2:31 AM

Do any DLers live in the Motor City? Do you plan to see this? I went there once, I just remember an elderly man in a folding chair watching the parking lot when I went to Menjo’s. It was quaint. This had to have been like 10 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 13June 5, 2024 2:37 AM

[quote] I believe Ford Motor will occupy the space t

It’s ironic.

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by Anonymousreply 14June 5, 2024 2:41 AM

GM is moving out of Ren Cen and into the Hudson's Tower currently under construction. I think Ford will move from Dearborn to this. And next year the new Gordie Howe bridge will open, the largest point of entry ever between the US and Canada.

by Anonymousreply 15June 9, 2024 2:44 AM

Billions into Detroit, but not a dime from Mitt Romney nor from any Republican, let's be frank.

by Anonymousreply 16June 9, 2024 2:54 AM


by Anonymousreply 17June 9, 2024 3:01 AM

NO, the station is not going to be used for rail

by Anonymousreply 18June 9, 2024 3:17 AM

Why did they bother.who’s going to see it who matters. It will be trashed in a few years

by Anonymousreply 19June 9, 2024 5:59 AM

Lovely restoration. A shame it will be more of a museum than a true public place. I hope they find a good use for it.

by Anonymousreply 20June 9, 2024 6:24 AM

Melissa Dittmer, Head of Place

by Anonymousreply 21June 9, 2024 6:26 AM

I would imagine she did. Gotta love that garbage sack she made into a dress too.

by Anonymousreply 22June 9, 2024 3:17 PM

And I"m not being ironic. This world can surely use mroe individualists.

by Anonymousreply 23June 9, 2024 3:19 PM

Martha Firestone Ford

new worth about 2 billion.

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by Anonymousreply 24June 9, 2024 3:24 PM

[quote]Isn't Ford Motors involved with this development, both as tenant and developet?

How soon until it gets recalled?

by Anonymousreply 25June 9, 2024 3:59 PM

Velma from Scooby Doo was in charge of the restoration apparently.

She did a lovely job though,

by Anonymousreply 26June 9, 2024 4:07 PM

If Velma and Tina from Bob's Burgers had a baby.

by Anonymousreply 27June 9, 2024 4:16 PM

Don't forget the Motor City.

by Anonymousreply 28June 9, 2024 4:20 PM

Detroit renovations

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by Anonymousreply 29June 10, 2024 12:06 PM

More footage of the station in decay from the 2002 film NAQOYQATSI

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by Anonymousreply 30June 10, 2024 2:42 PM
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