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Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2018, 10:05:17 AM »

Me and a few other guys I worked with when we had a downtown office went into the building.  It was easy with some imagination to picture the grandeur of what it must have been back in the day.  A marble inlay compass on the floor in the center lobby, ornate staircases, and beautiful granite columns.

Glad to see FMC take this initiative and want to visit it once completed.
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Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2018, 12:31:17 PM »

Me and a few other guys I worked with when we had a downtown office went into the building.  It was easy with some imagination to picture the grandeur of what it must have been back in the day.  A marble inlay compass on the floor in the center lobby, ornate staircases, and beautiful granite columns.

Glad to see FMC take this initiative and want to visit it once completed.

I watched the fireworks from the roof one night.

I wouldn't have done it, but I was with a bunch of heavily armed Cop friends, including an off duty DPS officer.

Seemed safe that nothing would go wrong or we wouldn't get arrested with that crew.

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Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2018, 12:46:58 PM »

There were stairwells all the way to the top, wellshit......I would have gone further up.  Bet that was a decent view of the fireworks.
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Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2018, 01:00:48 PM »

I would think that once completed it would be a tourist magnet if, Fords will allow the public in.  Hope they do.  Wonder how much Matty sold it for Matty don't sell anything cheap.
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Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2018, 01:47:33 PM »

I would think that once completed it would be a tourist magnet if, Fords will allow the public in.  Hope they do.  Wonder how much Matty sold it for Matty don't sell anything cheap.
Maybe he needed money to fix the bridge... :)
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Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2018, 08:48:52 PM »

Maybe he needed money to fix the bridge... :)

Maybe he was tired of the city asking him to do something with it.
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Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2018, 09:10:44 PM »

Don't think Matty needs any more money actually. 
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Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2018, 10:42:05 PM »


Ford has recently announced a few purchases in Cork Town.   

1) Train Depot
2) The old Post Office/Book Depository which has a tunnel to the Train Depot.  Probably will be a parking structure.
3) Warehouse on Michigan Ave.   Home of the Edison project.

I am sure that Ford has locked up the land down Dalzelle Street before these moves were made public.    They appear to be building a second campus.


 


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Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2018, 07:05:03 AM »

Don't think Matty needs any more money actually.

When has need ever had anything to do with it?
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Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2018, 08:30:53 AM »

Ford has recently announced a few purchases in Cork Town.   

1) Train Depot
2) The old Post Office/Book Depository which has a tunnel to the Train Depot.  Probably will be a parking structure.
3) Warehouse on Michigan Ave.   Home of the Edison project.

I am sure that Ford has locked up the land down Dalzelle Street before these moves were made public.    They appear to be building a second campus.


 





I haven't really dug into it but also haven't heard anyone mention the 'why' of the tunnel being built in the first place.  Is that info anything you've run across?
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Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #40 on: June 10, 2018, 10:30:37 AM »

I haven't really dug into it but also haven't heard anyone mention the 'why' of the tunnel being built in the first place.  Is that info anything you've run across?


My guess would be that the tunnel was built to move mail from the post office to the train depot. 
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Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2018, 06:15:17 PM »




In its beginnings, this structure was built to serve the Detroit Post Office for it was close to Michigan Central Station.  Back when the post came using the railway services, it was brought from the railroad depot to the Detroit Post Office, where it was sorted and packed for delivery, via a tunnel that runs deep below street level.

https://www.abandonedspaces.com/public/wat-kudi-dao-the-monastery-of-the-star-dormitory-and-its-battle-against-time.html
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Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2018, 03:47:20 AM »



In its beginnings, this structure was built to serve the Detroit Post Office for it was close to Michigan Central Station.  Back when the post came using the railway services, it was brought from the railroad depot to the Detroit Post Office, where it was sorted and packed for delivery, via a tunnel that runs deep below street level.

https://www.abandonedspaces.com/public/wat-kudi-dao-the-monastery-of-the-star-dormitory-and-its-battle-against-time.html

That all makes sense.  Thanks for the 'find'. 

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Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2018, 07:32:13 AM »

I used to ride the train from Toledo to Detroit with my grandfather - as his special Christmas gift...  He would take us to Hudsons and let us pick out something.   I see its been closed for 30 years - and hopefully this time someone will be able to restore it to something nice...

Curious about Ford moving in the area -  I can envision the Blue Oval on the building however
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Re: Detroit wants blighted old train depot demolished
« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2018, 11:45:15 AM »


I wonder how big the Ford Corktown campus will be?

Moroun confirms Detroit train station sold to Ford: 'Blue Oval will adorn the building'

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180611/news/663281/moroun-confirms-detroit-train-station-sold-to-ford-blue-oval-will-adorn
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