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Old October 18th, 2014, 03:15 AM   #41
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Long haul to try to clean up Packard Plant begins
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On a gray Friday afternoon, a high reach excavator removed a slab of reinforced concrete from of a gutted building at Detroit's Packard Plant, thus starting the next phase to find a new life for one of the city's most infamous ruin.

The piece was removed from a tattered former administration building on Concord Street. It's just one of the multiple ravaged buildings in this facility that is a half-mile long.

Friday began what could be a clean up of the entire site, which is expected to take months. It's part of what could be 10-15 year redevelopment plan that's been launched by the facility's new owner, Fernando Palazuelo.
Today we begin to remove dangerous materials from the plant



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Old October 18th, 2014, 08:09 AM   #42
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I started a thread for this here:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post118304140
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Old October 21st, 2014, 02:54 AM   #43
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It's always sad to see those beautiful town houses decaying in so many photos. This is a nice refresher

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Old October 21st, 2014, 02:59 AM   #44
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Also, Fort Shelby House:

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Old October 21st, 2014, 03:10 AM   #45
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Book-Cadillac Hotel
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Old October 21st, 2014, 06:54 AM   #46
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Some really sad cases here
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Old October 21st, 2014, 11:03 PM   #47
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really nice restorations
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Old October 23rd, 2014, 05:30 AM   #48
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David Whitney Building is about to reopen...

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[IMG]http://oi43.************/2uyprp3.jpg[/IMG]


http://detroit.curbed.com/archives/2...he-whitney.php


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See inside Detroit's $92 million David Whitney Building redevelopment, opening in December







Glory restored to David Whitney Building (VIDEO)
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/bus...open/17740475/




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https://twitter.com/DayvMuller/statu...89243450728448


List of all the important buildings in need of renovation
http://detroit.curbed.com/archives/2...ns-revival.php
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Old October 23rd, 2014, 06:38 PM   #49
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Very nice.

Didn't the Central Station recently get a huge sum of money for a restoration?
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Old October 25th, 2014, 03:46 AM   #50
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awsome!! great building!
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Old October 25th, 2014, 05:30 AM   #51
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That's the sad part about Detroit. Here you have some great bones but in bad condition. You have the one thing everyone wants badly - space and even better space for CHEAP! so, so much potential, yet somehow no one is really taking advantage of it.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 09:21 PM   #52
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Bidder paying $3.2M for 6,000 Detroit foreclosures

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102119056

Awesome news if its true
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Old October 27th, 2014, 10:11 PM   #53
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That's the sad part about Detroit. Here you have some great bones but in bad condition. You have the one thing everyone wants badly - space and even better space for CHEAP! so, so much potential, yet somehow no one is really taking advantage of it.
That is no longer true. Of the 45 highrises that had been vacant in the downtown core all but 12 have been renovated or are in the process of renovation. Most of those have tenents waiting to get in or are there already. There are the beginnings of new construction or plans for new construction. The city has just about finished a deal that will allow for the construction of up to a 30 story hotel where Joe Lewis arena is now located as an example.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:35 PM   #54
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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:53 PM   #55
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Old January 28th, 2015, 02:53 AM   #56
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The renovation of the historic Strathmore Hotel will be underway in the next few days.
Apparantly it was a notorious hideout for criminals, prostitutes and drug addicts.

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Old January 30th, 2015, 04:55 PM   #57
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Detroit has another thing going for it that has been under the radar for 6 years now. It's hip! Young, educated professionals are banging down the doors to get into downtown/midtown. There is a serious lack of housing supply for these types, so expect new construction to surge when the city's core has stabilized.
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Some posts show fantastic revitalisations!

I'm crossing fingers that Detroit really gets back on track in a sustainable way, and manages to transform from the industrial gem it was, into a modern hi-tech city. It certainly needs more New Urbanism to make up for the failures of the car-centered age, as well as more public traffic and cycle-friendliness. It could easily turn into another "Portland success story" soon then, there's good news all over already.
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