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Cman710
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Username: Cman710

Post Number: 399
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 2:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi everyone,

While looking at Grand Circus park on local.live.com's bird's eye view, I was very surprised to see that one of the pictures, when rotated to a view from the North looking South, still contained a picture of the Statler. I was very surprised, as I thought most of these pictures were newer.

Anyway, here it is:

Statler Hotel


And here is a link to the actual map.
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=r1p9w882c5gk&style=o&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=3779064&encType=1

Also, I notice the Statler has scaffolding along its northern end. Was there any facade renovation being done before the demolition?
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Bob
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Post Number: 1622
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 3:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If I remember correctly, they dismantled the Statler floors by floor, instead of implosion. Since the People Mover track goes right by the Statler, one would assume they did not want a repeat of the Hudson's mess with destroying the track. So that would lead to this picture probably being right before they demolished the Statler, which would be summer of 2005.
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 4232
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 3:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's a useful view because I think a potential QL HQ on that site should use the same basic footprint. I see no reason why there should be a plaza or recessed entrance facing GCP...it would make the presence of the DPM tracks even more awkward.

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