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Old May 28th, 2015, 11:17 PM   #61
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what need is highspeed rail from chicago to detroit to nyc/dc
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Old May 29th, 2015, 05:55 AM   #62
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always thought the Packard Plant would be a great world class museum of automobile history, and what better place on earth than Detroit.
Except there already is a world class museum of automobile history in Detroit. It's called The Henry Ford & Greenfield Village. Anyways a Peruvian Developer has recently bought the Packard Plant so some changes are probably being planned.
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Old May 29th, 2015, 05:02 PM   #67
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Great and extensive Wiki article, giving an overview of Detroit's recently renovated buildings, vacant structures and the projects to come!

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Old June 2nd, 2015, 01:04 PM   #72
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Thanks for those videos diablo, but perhaps you could post a short summary next to it each time? The youtube description may be sufficient.

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Old June 3rd, 2015, 12:21 AM   #73
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Detroit at the end of the line, but I'm sure it can still become much healthier, even with a shrinking population:


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Old June 3rd, 2015, 02:04 AM   #74
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Apparenly the Michigan Central Station is "on the verge of" getting new windows. Hopefully they will actually do something this time.



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Thanks for those videos diablo, but perhaps you could post a short summary next to it each time? The youtube description may be sufficient.

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No, but I did visit the city a few weeks ago and I can say you definitely get a huge sense that the city is starting to turn around particularly in Downtown and a few other neighborhoods such as Boston-Edison, Lafayette Park, Mexicantown, English Village, Midtown, Palmer Woods/Palmer Park, etc. That being said there are still large swaths of the city proper that are still crime ridden and abandoned so there is still a lot of work that needs to be done and more retailers need to be attracted to the city, not to mention lowering the crime rate, and improving the school system.

That being said much of the money never really left the area, it just migrated to the suburbs and places such as Novi, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Grosse Point, and Bloomfield Hills are pretty wealthy or at least well off (Oakland County which consists of the Northern Detroit suburbs is among the ten highest-income counties in the United States) which is probably a good thing since it would allow Detroit to not rely on foreign investors for revitalization projects or other noteworthy investments.
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Old June 4th, 2015, 09:48 AM   #76
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Apparenly the Michigan Central Station is "on the verge of" getting new windows. Hopefully they will actually do something this time.

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The only chance of having the Michigan Central Station being restored in any significant way is if Matty Moroun sells it to another person (which is negligible since the property abuts the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel which connects freight trains heading from the US to Canada). Honestly I think they should either just demolish the entire building or restore it if they can find a practical use for it. To just leave it as is gives the neighborhood of Corktown (which is seeing a lot of development interest) and the city of Detroit a black eye.
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It would be a crime to demolish it.
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It would make a great data center if properly refurbished. The location is lousy for practically anything else.
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It would be a crime to demolish it.
It's more of a crime to leave the existing building in it's current state without any serious plans to renovate it for other uses (and no just adding a few windows isn't going to cut it). Honestly the Michigan Central Station in it's existing state is so hollowed out (you can even see thru the building) that any developer would have to spend possibly millions just to reinstall electrical wiring and or plumbing to make it useful and/or habitable and the location certainly does not help matters as desertpunk has pointed out since it is isolated from the Downtown/Midtown neighborhoods.
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