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  1. Actually, the 10 story Donovan (Motown) Building...

    Actually, the 10 story Donovan (Motown) Building on the corner of Woodward and Fisher Fwy Service Drive and the Sanders Building next door should never have been torn down... but we have the Kwamster...
  2. I had forgotten about them moving it to Eastern...

    I had forgotten about them moving it to Eastern Market. Granted (no pun intended) Greenfield Village could do a better restoration... however... there's virtually nothing left of the original...
  3. Thanks for the links Eastside Al!! I had...

    Thanks for the links Eastside Al!! I had wondered when they were going to get around to restoring that shed?

    There is one other building that I wish The Henry Ford would take over and move to...
  4. Why does that surprise you? All but 10 of those...

    Why does that surprise you? All but 10 of those attendees are probably from outside the city limits, likely within a 2 hour driving area. :confused:
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    Metro25... I just sent you a Private Message... ;)

    Metro25... I just sent you a Private Message... ;)
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    The Bel Air Theatre is where in 2001 Eminem had...

    The Bel Air Theatre is where in 2001 Eminem had his World Premier of his movie "8 Mile"... likely since it was the only theatre along 8 Mile Rd.
  7. Great ideas all... One thing common to all the...

    Great ideas all...

    One thing common to all the great movie houses downtown... land in the downtown area was so expensive in the 1920s (when most of the great movie palaces were built) that they...
  8. Um.... they are spending I-94 money on...

    Um.... they are spending I-94 money on bridges.... every one of the I-94 bridges between Conner and I-96 are in bad shape and need replacing (some are replaced already), which will continue until...
  9. Thread: Belle Isle Zoo

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    Oh Lordy... looky at what I found in a niche on...

    Oh Lordy... looky at what I found in a niche on the side of the closed zoo... a nice statue of German poet laureate Friedrich Schiller...
    ...
  10. Thread: Belle Isle Zoo

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    It's too bad that it can't be repurposed. If you...

    It's too bad that it can't be repurposed. If you look at the total acreage from an aerial view, there is a lot of built up area (buildings and walkways) that would have to be torn down. It won't be...
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    We had a neighbor that always hated when kids...

    We had a neighbor that always hated when kids walked on his grass in the summer.... so in winter snowy nights we used to pour Mountain Dew on the edges and corners of the snow covered grass... to...
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    Amen... and the theatre auditorium already has a...

    Amen... and the theatre auditorium already has a new roof, that the Ilitches belatedly added about 7 years ago. Had they done so 22 years ago when they first bought the building, then we wouldn't...
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    I don't think that anyone is suggesting that an...

    I don't think that anyone is suggesting that an immediate plan for the UA theatre has to be done. The facade of the building where the vestibule and lobby of the theatre is was going to be sealed up...
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    Apparently the developer rep didn't see the...

    Apparently the developer rep didn't see the article in the dailies that HUD had no objection to keeping the theatre portion. Or maybe he assumed that the Historic Commission didn't read that...
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    It makes keeping my butt working at home full...

    It makes keeping my butt working at home full time (working online on my 9 volume LEGO Encyclopedia)... a pleasure. I just have to do some snow removal... amen. :o
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    The worst damage was to the rotunda lobby (grand...

    The worst damage was to the rotunda lobby (grand foyer)... which is 8 sided. I do recall seeing (elsewhere, not in these images) that at least one of the 8 sides to the repetitive circular lobby has...
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    I agree with you... much of what we see is the...

    I agree with you... much of what we see is the outer shell in areas where the plasterwork has deteriorated. But so much of what was installed originally had lots of repetition of reuse of plaster...
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    The great fan vaulting along the ceiling of the...

    The great fan vaulting along the ceiling of the United Artists was patterned on the Perpendicular Gothic ceiling (circa AD 1500) of the great Henry VII Chapel at the back of Westminster Abbey.
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    I hope to see some folks here at the request to...

    I hope to see some folks here at the request to demolish the United Artists Theatre meeting. It's the last downtown theatre we have that is restorable (the National and Michigan are not). It is...
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    That 9 Mile/Harper location was a bad idea for a...

    That 9 Mile/Harper location was a bad idea for a Kroger. In SCS there are 3 Kroger stores within 1 1/2 miles of that location... one at Marter and Jefferson, one at 9 Mile and Greater Mack, and one...
  21. From one of their websites.... Penske...

    From one of their websites....

    Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is an international transportation services company that operates automotive...
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    On Facebook's Terrible Ilitches (scroll down a...

    On Facebook's Terrible Ilitches (scroll down a few pages) there's an entire thread about how the United Artists Theatre looked back before the Ilitches bought and let rot the building.

    David...
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    When they originally opened the LA UA had 2,200...

    When they originally opened the LA UA had 2,200 seats, the Detroit UA had 2,070 seats, and the (now razed) Chicago UA had 1,739 seats.

    For some odd reason, none of the downtown LA theatres was...
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    The entire UA/Tuller block is owned by the...

    The entire UA/Tuller block is owned by the Ilitches. I don't think that the Tuller portion (facing Grand Circus Park) will be included as parking. It's too valuable to the Ilitches in case they...
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    I must have missed other news clips about turning...

    I must have missed other news clips about turning the old Police HQ... 1300 Beaubien into a hotel. Glad to hear that, it is such a classy building, that the city neglected for so long while it was a...
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