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    Maybe the Ilitches have a nearby empty lot they...

    Maybe the Ilitches have a nearby empty lot they are willing to sell that the potential developer could use instead? (When hell freezes over! :eek: )
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    I noticed that the 1 ft. tall baseboards in many...

    I noticed that the 1 ft. tall baseboards in many of the old galleries appears to be made of the same dark gray granite as the 2 Birkerts additions (before the Michael Graves refacing). Not sure if...
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    Amen to that... :) I don't have a problem with...

    Amen to that... :)

    I don't have a problem with widening to 4 lanes... but is the addition of a service drive really necessary? Right now Harper Ave. is pretty much the majority of the service...
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    Well regardless of how you feel... all the...

    Well regardless of how you feel... all the bridges over I-94 have LONG exceeded their expiration date. Woodward, Van Dyke and Gratiot have already had their bridges replaced, with a widened span...
  5. Yeah thanks.... I thought I was copy/pasting the...

    Yeah thanks.... I thought I was copy/pasting the link you posted... but the Motown link was still copied on my computer.... :rolleyes:
  6. Interesting article about why some new/renovation...

    Interesting article about why some new/renovation in Detroit is going Hotel instead of Residential... mentions why it is much easier to build new hotels than new residential... and specifically...
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    And speaking of Motown... The Motown Museum...

    And speaking of Motown...

    The Motown Museum project is about 1/2 way to it's $50 million donation goal, with Berry Gordy donating $4 million...
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  8. I concur... the Westin Renaissance Center was not...

    I concur... the Westin Renaissance Center was not struggling. It just so happens that when GM bought the RenCen back 20 or so years ago... one of the members of the GM board was the Chairman of...
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    Speaking of that 6 block area...

    Speaking of that 6 block area (Greyhound/Executive Plaza)... one person I would like to see take it over for developing is Peter Cummings (Max Fisher's son-in-law), who is a developer and...
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    Good point!! The 5 block Executive Plaza...

    Good point!!

    The 5 block Executive Plaza complex (mostly parking lots) plus the Greyhound station would make for a great 6 block residential community, hopefully keeping the 2 tall buildings...
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  11. I sorta agree... but I wonder if part of the...

    I sorta agree... but I wonder if part of the parking is for the displaced parking spaces taken away when Grand Park Centre's Annex (former Michigan Mutual Annex parking) is razed?
  12. It looks like there will be a TCF Bank along...

    It looks like there will be a TCF Bank along Woodward. Not sure about the Elizabeth side past the parking entry/exit. W. Elizabeth has a lot of dead space with the outer side wall of the Fillmore...
  13. I agree about a lack of inspiration.... but it...

    I agree about a lack of inspiration.... but it will be hemmed in on most sides by other buildings with the top showing thru...
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    This Freep article of 2 days earlier link makes...

    This Freep article of 2 days earlier link makes the former West Elm... now Hotel Bonstelle, sound more promising...

    https://freep-mi.newsmemory.com/?publink=07e8ad8ca_13410e0
  15. Not always... sometimes folks who work on some of...

    Not always... sometimes folks who work on some of the development projects anonymously divulge advance info on this forum.
  16. The building height increased by 20 ft. from 291...

    The building height increased by 20 ft. from 291 ft. to 311 ft. (much of it elevator shaft related). I count 20 floors... 11 parking and 9 office space.

    The south elevation (alley) doesn't show...
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    I still lament the loss of the Lafayette...

    I still lament the loss of the Lafayette Building. Just because it was just too near the restored Book Cadillac, and was still abandoned. It came down because it didn't look good next to the Book...
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    The Bonstelle Theatre (former West Elm Hotel)...

    The Bonstelle Theatre (former West Elm Hotel) project was announced in 2018, so it is of recent vintage. I hope they find another hotel chain, because that is one of the more exciting and unique...
  19. Michael Higgins used to get quite a beating from...

    Michael Higgins used to get quite a beating from posters on DetroitYES in the past. But in the long haul, I believe that he saved some of the buildings from possible demolition. Granted he sat on...
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    The recently (2018) restored Fillmore (State)...

    The recently (2018) restored Fillmore (State) Theatre auditorium...

    The magnificent chandelier and ornate ceiling of the Fox Theatre...

    The restored auditorium of the Detroit Opera House,...
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    I think that the Free Press article is very...

    I think that the Free Press article is very misleading.

    There is the Book Building... and the Book Tower. Well they're call it the Book Tower as one complex... but the oval rotunda skylight area...
  22. I know some tradesmen who are on mandatory 12...

    I know some tradesmen who are on mandatory 12 hour days.

    I know one company owner who is using his 18 yr. old son and stepson to help him out because he has tried for 2 years to find workers, but...
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    Yup.... all new... :) ...

    Yup.... all new... :)

    https://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?23846-Buddy-s-on-Broadway-Legendary-Detroit-Pizza-Chain-opening-Downtown-Location/page2
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    ... another image of the now "gap"....

    ... another image of the now "gap"....
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    That missing gap between the Fine Arts (facade)...

    That missing gap between the Fine Arts (facade) and Kales Building was the Shurley Hospital... and eye, ear, nose and throat hospital of 7 stories... demolished when Dr. Shurley died in the 1950s,...
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