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primeau ADMIN April 8, 2009
If any one has new developments, concerns, or ideas about this pending demolition, please post them in the discussion section.

Group Description

This group is dedicated to saving Michigan Central Station in Detroit.

On April 7th, 2009, Detroit city council voted to use stimulus funds to tear down the station.

We at this group disagree with using federal money to tear down this historic building.

We disagree with the opinion of Mayor Kenneth Cockrel Jr. that the station has "been an eyesore for too long."

We believe in preserving the life of Michigan Central Station in it's entire form. Whether it functions as a ruin like the Colosseum in Rome or a future casino for the city, DEMOLITION IS NOT AN OPTION!!!!!!!!!!

We feel that MCS is a focal point for Detroit and should be considered as an asset not a liability.

We feel that a building built to last centuries should be given more than 75 years to live.

We strongly support saving Michigan Central Station for future generations and believe it can serve as a focal point for cultural and community relations in the very near future.

We believe the station should be given landmark status similar to buildings in Chicago and New York so demolition in never threatened again.

We believe that if renovation can happen to the Book Cadillac Hotel than renovations, remodeling, and stabilization can happen at MCS.

We feel the funds appropriated for demolition should instead be used to stabilize the building, make it safe for the public, and once again open it for the world to see.

Demolition prematurely ends the cycle of life for a building; it destroys the direct connections we have to our past and the relations we can make with our communities in the future.

The photos in this group are an attempt to show the beauty of Michigan Central Station and to encourage its continual existence in Detroit.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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