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#1 Pastor_Mac

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:33 PM

Now that Ford has acquired the Michigan Central depot and will announce future plans on June 19, the Freep (Detroit Free Press) has a photo gallery of the building you might find interesting. https://www.freep.co...arty/694437002/


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:57 PM

Thanks for the link



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:51 PM

Somewhat strange to be "celebrating" the old station building being taken over by one of the auto firms that killed off rail travel... :D

 

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:28 PM

More good news for historic architecture buffs:

 

https://www.detroitn...town/694614002/

 

Ford Motor Co. wants to keep the cavernous, once-ornate lobby of Michigan Central Depot open to the public after it revives the vacant historic building, according to sources familiar with the automaker's plans.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:53 PM

More good news for historic architecture buffs:
 
https://www.detroitn...town/694614002/
 

Ford Motor Co. wants to keep the cavernous, once-ornate lobby of Michigan Central Depot open to the public after it revives the vacant historic building, according to sources familiar with the automaker's plans.


Having the lobby open is a great way to share the renovation with the public. And who knows what the future holds? All I know is that if it was torn down it CERTAINLY won’t ever be available for train travel.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 06:50 PM

It should be noted that the only part the general public were able access when the station was open originally were the waiting room, restaurant, cafe, concourse, ticket lobby, reading room, and the facilities.

The rest of the building was an office complex I want to say mostly for the Michigan Central Railroad, New York Central system, and I believe some other companies. It should be noted that Henry Ford was buying up a lot of property around the station building in the 1920s till the Great Depression put a stop to those plans.

It's fitting however that the original public access areas will remain. Personally I would love to see it return as a train station but it's much too large for the small volume of trains today.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:59 PM

Current projection on the building:

 

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(photo courtesy of "The Detroit News")

 

The Latin translates to "we hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes". The phrase is the official motto of the city of Detroit.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:05 PM

Current projection on the building:
 
attachicon.gif636646129577346290-2018-0614-rb-me-depot007.jpg
(photo courtesy of "The Detroit News")
 
The Latin translates to "we hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes". The phrase is the official motto of the city of Detroit.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:33 PM

Speaking of rising from the ashes, their two nearby properties have been named The Alchemy and The Factory.

 

If they don't name this The Phoenix, I will be super disappointed. ;) 


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:45 PM

Speaking of rising from the ashes, their two nearby properties have been named The Alchemy and The Factory.
 
If they don't name this The Phoenix, I will be super disappointed. ;) 

It’s a fitting and powerful symbol for Detroit’s rebirth, but the phoenix represents Atlanta to a near literal degree—the city burned to ashes at the end of the Civil War. (Fun fact: the city seal reads “Resurgens” and two dates are embossed: one for the city’s initial founding and one for the year when the city rebuilt after Sherman’s March.) ATLiens might have a beef with Detroiters if the symbol is taken on for the D.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 07:50 AM

I’m surprised Chicago doesn’t use the symbol more often, but they do have many other things that pay homage to the Fire, including one of the stars on their flag.
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Posted 17 June 2018 - 04:46 PM

It’s a fitting and powerful symbol for Detroit’s rebirth, but the phoenix represents Atlanta to a near literal degree—the city burned to ashes at the end of the Civil War. (Fun fact: the city seal reads “Resurgens” and two dates are embossed: one for the city’s initial founding and one for the year when the city rebuilt after Sherman’s March.) ATLiens might have a beef with Detroiters if the symbol is taken on for the D.


And there's a third major American city that's even more associated with the phoenix than those two are!

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 10:39 PM

Apparently, they've been changing the projection to a different quote every night. Here is tonight's:

 

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 10:45 AM

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Exciting possibilities here. With room for non-Ford things, a train station is still possible.

If I won the lottery, I'd probably build a passenger from nowhere to nowhere.


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 02:44 PM

Oh, wow. Just processed that that's actually on the building, rather than a quote added to the photo. Never heard of anything like that before.  :huh:


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Posted 19 June 2018 - 12:06 PM

Oh, wow. Just processed that that's actually on the building, rather than a quote added to the photo. Never heard of anything like that before.  :huh:

 

This has been happening at the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC to protest various actions.

 

https://www.washingt...protest-tactic/


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Posted 19 June 2018 - 12:16 PM

 

Oh, wow. Just processed that that's actually on the building, rather than a quote added to the photo. Never heard of anything like that before.  :huh:

 

This has been happening at the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC to protest various actions.

 

https://www.washingt...protest-tactic/

 

Wow. Now I love it so much more!


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Posted 19 June 2018 - 03:37 PM

Cpotisch —

Here are some more from Detroit.

The bat signal on the Renaissance Center:

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Garfield Lofts (on Woodward):

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Edited by SarahZ, 19 June 2018 - 06:10 PM.

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 10:48 PM

 

It’s a fitting and powerful symbol for Detroit’s rebirth, but the phoenix represents Atlanta to a near literal degree—the city burned to ashes at the end of the Civil War. (Fun fact: the city seal reads “Resurgens” and two dates are embossed: one for the city’s initial founding and one for the year when the city rebuilt after Sherman’s March.) ATLiens might have a beef with Detroiters if the symbol is taken on for the D.


And there's a third major American city that's even more associated with the phoenix than those two are!

 

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 04:43 AM

Speaking of the Michigan Central....I was in Niagara Falls Ontario last week and spotted this:

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