Builder Jim Garrett of Royal Oak has a passion for Detroit buildings (don't we all... well most of us...) And so he converts that passion into 3 dimensions, by building them out of LEGO bricks. Jim has spent 10s of thousands on his great LEGO creations of Detroit's building heritage, and among AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) he's garnered the nickname "DecoJim".
And FYI... there's over 300,000 adult fans of LEGO worldwide now... just 15 years ago there were fewer than a 1,000. The number doubles every few years.
There's an adult club called MichiLug (which I'm not a member of)... Michigan LEGO User Group... that put on annual displays, mainly at The Henry Ford and The Max. I met the members back in 2007 at the NMRA (North American Model Railway Association) show at Cobo, where many of Jim Garretts earlier buildings were on display.
In the last 24 hours someone has vandalized several murals in Eastern Market, part of the Detroit Beautification Project (DBP). The murals vandalized were on the Omnicorp Building and both sides of 1550 Winder Street. These murals were commissioned by each building owner and were untouched since their inception in 2012. This is pathetic, I don't care if you like street art/graffiti/whatever you want to call it, you don't go over someone else's piece, let alone building, after the motive of the DBP was to inspire and create some positive in the city. See below for pictures. Speechless, just plain out speechless.
Wait... they're going to have BRT and light rail? I missed this announcement. Wow. This is an incredibly bad and redundant move. This will be amazing for the people that panic about walking the block from Woodward...
Should the Metro-Detroit area reduce the use of salt ?
Road salts known under various chemical compounds sodium chloride, calcium chloride, potassium chloride,
magnesium chloride, and ferrocyanide salts) are toxic.In the USA deicing salt is considered a pollutant via National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Chloride concentrations (salinity) in lakes across the USA have steadily increased over the past 50 years, compared a near zero concentration in the 1950s, when road salt application began upon the nations roadways.
Nearly 5 Million people live around Metro-Detroit, Michigan and another 5 Million people live around Windsor, Ontario. 10 MILLION people concentrated near Fresh Water Lakes; just in our little section of the geography…pass the salt ?
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