So I was up in Detroit visiting the Art Museum. On the way home my husband sung by a special location for me to take photos...
This location is actually being torn down. These will be among the last photos of this legendary location.
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I remember arriving there once with my grandfather on the train. It was an intimidating place for an eight year old...... Last time I drove by.... it was a skeleton....not nearly as intimidating. But much much sadder....
I am really bummed that I have not been able to visit this previously, or go in and explore. Now that its slotted for demolition and work has begun I feel a sense of urgency to photograph this building and other decay landmarks in Detroit. Trouble is the obvious great danger of such.
It is not being torn down. The contractors on site are actually doing renovation work to put in new windows and a new roof.
That's what I thought. It's a great building. Cool to see it's being updated.
A relic from another time in the U.S.A....and I mean that in the best possible way.
Glad to hear it's being renovated rather than destroyed. It's heartbreaking watching beautiful pieces of quality architecture and construction like this get leveled and replaced with the kind of junk that passes for a building now.
OMG! Im so glad its being renovated! OMG OMG OMG OMG
Can go get some AFTER pictures then.
I work in Detroit most days of the week and I know the General Contractor who is running this job for Matty M. It's "nice" that they are doing SOMETHING but there is no long term plan, it's pandering by Matty to get rights to a new bridge. The day the State gives him the go ahead, work will be stopped at the train station.
This is why people in and around Detroit know that the scrub work at the train depo is bullshit. Matty is so cheap he will not rebuild ramps for 75 and is keeping heavy industrial traffic running through neighborhoods.
The view from Moroun's jail cell