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Old June 24th, 2015, 07:10 PM   #101
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Sad. But it seems they're demolishing only one of the two structures.
Will it be an implosion?
Probably. The other building will be renovated http://www.dbusiness.com/daily-news/...to-Apartments/




Work has already started on the arena and mixed-use buildings surrounding it.
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Old June 24th, 2015, 07:15 PM   #102
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Sir Richard Branson eyes Detroit for a Virgin Hotel
http://www.dbusiness.com/daily-news/...-Virgin-Hotel/

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DDN: Do you see other opportunities here, especially with the region's world-class industrial and manufacturing sectors?

We just opened a hotel in Chicago (Virgin Hotel). I’ve looked at a few hotels in Detroit, and I think Detroit could do with a really good hotel. We’ve got one of the best hotels in America in Chicago, and we’re looking to go into New York and New Orleans, and Nashville. I’m leaving someone behind to look for sites (in Detroit on Saturday) and we’ll see if they can find something. Obviously, we have an advantage with Virgin Atlantic and our relationship with Delta in filling a hotel. It will be a really good, fun hotel that doesn’t seem to exist yet in Detroit. I think there will definitely be other things we can do here in the future. We just launched a company called Virgin Sport that puts on sporting events, and now we’re talking about one or two sporting events in Detroit. We’d love to work with more entrepreneurs in Detroit in helping them get on their feet. We have something called Virgin Start Up that helps entrepreneurs (get started) and we’re looking at perhaps introducing that here as well.
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Old June 27th, 2015, 10:29 PM   #103
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Probably. The other building will be renovated http://www.dbusiness.com/daily-news/...to-Apartments/




Work has already started on the arena and mixed-use buildings surrounding it.

I think I heard they are going to use their high reach excavator to demolish it.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 03:03 AM   #104
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I think I heard they are going to use their high reach excavator to demolish it.
It makes sense. With the Eddystone being so close, there's no reason to risk it with an implosion.


New video of the District Detroit:

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Old June 30th, 2015, 03:05 AM   #105
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Detroit eyesore transformed into green living apartments
http://www.freep.com/story/money/bus...ergy/29112597/


The El Moore apartment building in Midtown Detroit, built in 1898 has been fully restored with a strong environmentally conscious footprint that encourages a sustainable community of like-minded residents. The first residents moved in late May and will also feature 11 lodging studios with a 2 day minimum stay. Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (Photo: Jessica J. Trevino)


Recycled stone and roof on the greenhouse building at The El Moore apartment building in Midtown Detroit. (Photo: Jessica J. Trevino)


Original marble in the staircase at the restored El Moore apartment building in Midtown Detroit, built in 1898. (Photo: Jessica J. Trevino)
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Old July 1st, 2015, 03:28 PM   #106
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I knew Detroit would rise again some day, but what I really didn't expect was for the national narrative on the city to do a complete 180 in one year. Moods are overbearingly positive in the city now; I saw it when I went back home earlier this month.
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Old July 18th, 2015, 05:45 PM   #107
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Before and after shots of the new Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit
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Old July 18th, 2015, 09:14 PM   #108
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Nice. Great change from this ugly shack


Are there any new updates for the Packard Plant restoration?
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Old July 22nd, 2015, 07:40 PM   #109
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The Park Avenue Hotel from the previous page has been imploded:
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Old July 30th, 2015, 04:42 AM   #110
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Old August 12th, 2015, 04:19 AM   #111
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Great thread.
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Old August 13th, 2015, 05:43 PM   #112
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Detroit's G.A.R. Building in final leg of renovation
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Detroit's Grand Army of the Republic Building, or 'the castle' as it is known, nears completion of its $4 million restoration Aug. 7, 2015. The 20,000-square-foot Downtown Detroit building sat vacant for 30 years before Mindfield, a small advertising and marketing firm in Detroit, purchased the building in 2011 and began the lengthy renovation of the historic building. The building houses Mindfield offices, two restaurants and will have multiple event spaces completed on its 2nd and 3rd floors which will be completed in 6 months. Finished in 1897 the building on Grand River and Cass Ave. was constructed for civil war veterans with help from the City of Detroit it featured shops, a bank, veteran meeting space and a small auditorium.

The Grand Army Republic Building before restoration. (photograph by Lindsay Yeo, courtesy of Mindfield)

















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Old August 13th, 2015, 05:45 PM   #113
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Windows give Michigan Central Station new look
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Old August 13th, 2015, 08:16 PM   #114
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Wow, so they're actually going through with it!
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Old August 14th, 2015, 12:14 AM   #115
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Wow, so they're actually going through with it!
...sort of

They appear to be very cheap windows and would likely have to be replaced over the course of any serious renovation. I don't think anybody expects Moroun to actually renovate that building. Somebody else is going to have to buy it off of him.
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Old September 5th, 2015, 10:39 PM   #116
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Ransom Gillis House Restoration:

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Ransom Gilles House by whitewall buick, on Flickr

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Abandoned Grand Victorian by Brandon Bartoszek, on Flickr

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Gillis House Restoration by Brandon Bartoszek, on Flickr

Restoration has been underway since August and will be featured in November on the HGTV show "Rehab Addict".

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http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/in...s_has_nat.html
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Old October 30th, 2015, 07:28 PM   #117
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Ilitches to give Wayne State $40 million for new business school near Red Wings arena site
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...ss-school-near

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The model for the new Red Wings arena and surrounding area shows where the new Wayne State University business school will be built: directly north (or to the right and down in this photo) at the southwest corner of Woodward Avenue and Temple Street.

Photo by Bill Shea/Crain's Detroit Business


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Old October 30th, 2015, 07:30 PM   #118
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The Ransom Gillis restoration is nearly complete...


https://twitter.com/BrushPark/status/656964445344825345


https://twitter.com/BrushPark/status/656964869309276161




These houses are next as part of the Brush Park development... http://www.brushparkdetroit.com
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Old October 31st, 2015, 01:54 AM   #119
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good examples
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Old November 1st, 2015, 08:07 PM   #120
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[QUOTE=Lakeland;128221813]Ilitches to give Wayne State $40 million for new business school near Red Wings arena site
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...ss-school-near


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