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    There was a developer who was discussing turning...

    There was a developer who was discussing turning the MCS train station into a World Trade Center about a dozen years ago. It never got past the discussion stage.
  2. Speaking of moving statuary... I was just reading...

    Speaking of moving statuary... I was just reading about Water Works Park, and how beautiful the 110 acre facility was... with a floral clock, picnic areas, a 185 ft. tall water tower with observation...
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    Yup... they sold a priceless collection... I...

    Yup... they sold a priceless collection... I remember vividly staring a circa 1928 $10,000 bank note in the face... Salmon P. Chase, Lincoln's Secy of Treasury was on it. WOW!!
  4. I wonder that too... at only 3 ft. high. Maybe...

    I wonder that too... at only 3 ft. high. Maybe they better find a higher traffic area to display him. Assuming that the pedestal he was on is gone... a replacement pedestal could probably easily be...
  5. I think you might be reading more into that link...

    I think you might be reading more into that link I posted about who they are... here is all about them...

    https://www.theplatform.city/

    The late Max Fisher's son-in-law Peter Cummings is in...
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    After all of these yucky posts of disgusting...

    After all of these yucky posts of disgusting food... here's something I have had many times, but it's probably not good for you... but when you taste it... who cares?! ;)

    Black Forest Kirsch...
  7. Lowell, I think that Detroit's own Peter Cummings...

    Lowell, I think that Detroit's own Peter Cummings (deep pocketed son-in-law of the late great Max Fisher) will be OK to head that up. He's the most important member of that team....
    ...
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    When I was young my father used to slaughter 1/2...

    When I was young my father used to slaughter 1/2 pig and make "meats" out it... such as Head Cheese... a disgusting European delicacy that I mercifully never sampled.

    When we were young my...
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    No, it is in "old Redford".... a part of Detroit.

    No, it is in "old Redford".... a part of Detroit.
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    There are no known color photographs of the...

    There are no known color photographs of the Detroit United Artists Theatre in its' heyday, which used to be known as the "Jewel Box" of downtown theatres.

    It would be a sad loss to see the...
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    As you can see... the United Artists Theatre...

    As you can see... the United Artists Theatre portion of the building on the right side is bricked up. Since the theatre is secured (new roof and enclosed)... I hope they are mothballing it. But...
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    The National Theatre is so trashed and ruined on...

    The National Theatre is so trashed and ruined on the inside, that it would cost at least $25 million to restore... much less if all the little bit of the surviving plasterwork was ripped out and a...
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    If you are downtown, check out the Leveque...

    If you are downtown, check out the Leveque Tower... the 550ft tall beautiful skyscraper designed by Detroit's theatre architect C. Howard Crane (Fox, Opera House, Orchestra Hall, Fillmore... etc). ...
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    ... and don't forget the Woods... Actually the...

    ... and don't forget the Woods... Actually the Harper is still there (so is the Alger)... but it's used for concerts on the weekend as HARPO'S. The Friends of the Alger (God bless them)... are...
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    The raw ground beef is formally known as "Steak...

    The raw ground beef is formally known as "Steak Tartare". It is a German (and other nationality) delicacy that I ate as a kid (GROSS!!!).

    Here is a history of the delicacy... love the part about...
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    Huh? How is this any different from River Place?...

    Huh? How is this any different from River Place? Same brick multi-story veneer. Add a few more buildings to the property, and you have River Place II.

    Oh yeah... you have those butt ugly...
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    Add to the list all of the canned soups and TV...

    Add to the list all of the canned soups and TV dinners that are high in sodium... nothing like getting your daily salt intake from one can of soup.

    And such artificial stuff such as Cool Whip......
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    Didn't those "Orange Julius" drinks at the mall...

    Didn't those "Orange Julius" drinks at the mall kiosk have raw egg in it? :p

    And speaking of raw egg...

    #6 The ORIGINAL Caesar's Salad...

    #7 Carnival Elephant Ears... known as Beaver Tails...
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    I would assume that they moved people around just...

    I would assume that they moved people around just to make 1 large RenCen space more marketable...
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    The 3rd Street overpass over I-94 has been closed...

    The 3rd Street overpass over I-94 has been closed since 2017...

    https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/12/13/third-street-overpass-closure-detroit/948017001/

    I wonder if...
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    Yup.... we don't want to be like San Francisco...

    Yup.... we don't want to be like San Francisco and have our own "leaning tower".... :(

    https://www.businessinsider.com/is-millennium-tower-safe-still-leaning-sinking-2017-9
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    You don't think that their whooping our asses at...

    You don't think that their whooping our asses at Science Fairs has anything to do with it? And guess who seems to win all the local, regional and national Spelling Bees? :rolleyes:
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    Nice image of local national bank currency. ...

    Nice image of local national bank currency.

    The Union National Trust Bank is the bank that built the Guardian Building, and there were several banking mergers that took place in the late 1920s...
  24. So what you are saying is that you prefer the...

    So what you are saying is that you prefer the rest of the world which is always overrun by motor vehicles.... really? :eek:
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    Thanks for the link hybridy... I have always...

    Thanks for the link hybridy...

    I have always thought how poorly the "erosion" of the sloping embankments on either side of I-94 looks poorly on the city as a whole. There were always unsightly...
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