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Nickstone
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Post Number: 32
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 3:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

here's more pix of what's up at the whitney... there is the outside work, the new blockades on the street level, and the weird red door...
new blockades...

more work...

the weird red door
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 5:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Definitely doesn't look like demo work to me, thank God. Of course, if it were up to Ilitch, people would be paying $20 to park their cars there.
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French777
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 6:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thanks for the pic's
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Bob
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 7:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Over the years the people that have owned it have kept up the building. In the past they have done roof and waterproofing work also. Unlike their neighbor across the street, they are actually taking care of their investment.
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Broken_main
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 8:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's good to hear. Upkeep of investment property will definitely attract potential buyers. With all of of the revival going on downtown, it is good to know that the Whitney may have a future here in Detroit.
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Kslice
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 9:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The pictures of the lobby I see show it in perfect condition. Just like the day it was closed up. Hopefully this will be one less empty building surrounding Grand Circus.

They better keep the cool old sing on the roof.
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Burnsie
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 9:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Over the years the people that have owned it have kept up the building."

Except for a significant period last year or so when the building was open to trespass, and people were running around vandalizing it.
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Nickstone
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 3:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

here's more pix from today... work is definitely being done and it's not just in sealing the building because you can see in these pix that columns of bricks are being stripped down and replaced with fresh columns of clean white bricks... this building is going to be stunning again very soon... check out the pix





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Kid_dynamite
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 9:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That doesnt look too safe. Why is it so crooked?
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Nickstone
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 1:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

never fear... they straightened it out!

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Dnvn522
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 2:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They're braving the daylight now?
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Detroitpharmstudent
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 4:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I assume they were working midnights to avoid hitting people with the falling brick pieces? Maybe now that they got those down, they can lay the new brick without fear of hitting one of the 8 to 12 people that walk down Woodward daily.
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Dabirch
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 5:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

and the weird red door...



Well if we're talking about the Red Door, have I got some stories for you...
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French777
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Posted on Friday, December 14, 2007 - 8:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

good pic's
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E_hemingway
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Posted on Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 3:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They were working on it on the scaffolding with a big light at midnight Thursday. It looked like they were replacing bricks.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 10:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would love to get one of those old bricks. Add it to my collection.
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Busterwmu
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 6:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I went to a show last night at the Detroit Opera House, and spotted crews working on along the roofline with spotlights around 6:30PM, and the spotlights still on around 10:15 or 10:30. Today, on the People Mover, I noticed that the roofline scaffholding (of whatever its called), is not only on the Washington Blvd side, but the Woodward Side as well, and maybe on the back, too. Any further speculation about what they are doing?

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