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Meliss
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Post Number: 202
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 69.215.246.219
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2005 - 11:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

United Artist Marquee was taken down today.

Sad but at the same time, it wasn't the original marquee and there is some interesting tile work underneath.

(And I admit, I first learned of this from the evil hotfudge crew)
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Fnemecek
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Post Number: 1340
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 70.236.200.44
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2005 - 11:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, it came down today - exposing the original tile work that's been hidden for decades.

(Although, I first learned about this from the FoBC's listserv.)
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Lmichigan
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Post Number: 2725
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 67.172.95.197
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2005 - 11:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

And, has any new news arisen as to which direction this "cleanup" is moving? Is it looking more like a cleanup for demolition, restoration, or simply making the building look better come the SuperBowl?
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Meliss
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Post Number: 203
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Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2005 - 11:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nah, you've been able to see the tile work for months since the marquee began falling apart last February.

detroitfunk had some good photos of the tile work a few months back..
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9561
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.246.37.236
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 12:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They are imploding the building, so expect the process to go much quicker than the Statler. Should be available for parking by the big game. So who's bringing the 12 pack of PBR's to watch?
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Webvomit
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 07-2005
Posted From: 69.242.214.91
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 12:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When are they imploding it?
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9562
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.246.37.236
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 1:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

December 31st at midnight. New York drops balls, we drop buildings. Its sure to become a Detroit tradition.
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Mikeydbn
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Post Number: 268
Registered: 04-2004
Posted From: 35.11.141.32
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 1:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It will never be imploded.
Remember this?
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Lmichigan
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Post Number: 2727
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 67.172.95.197
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 1:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Someone's not getting the joke. lol
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Darwinism
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Post Number: 282
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.209.140.3
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 2:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Who are we having to host the building drop event, Supersport ? Detroit's gotta do better than Dick Clark.
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9563
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Posted From: 69.246.37.236
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 2:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bill Bonds. :-)
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 2873
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 24.22.82.162
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 2:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can jjaba see the implosion aboard the People Mover? He loves that front row seat.
jjaba
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Wmuchris
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Post Number: 106
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.51.137.10
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 3:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looking at that picture in Mikeydbn' link of the Hudsons rubble. Toward woodward really makes you realize how far that stretch has come in the last years.
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Eric
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Post Number: 241
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 35.8.141.113
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 5:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

It will never be imploded.
Remember this?




Take a ride on the PM the tracks are much closer to the Hudson Block than they are to the UA. The tracks near the UA run down the middle of the street not down the sidewalk near the building like Hudson's
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Mudflap
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Post Number: 139
Registered: 08-2005
Posted From: 68.248.15.192
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 5:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"December 31st at midnight. New York drops balls, we drop buildings. Its sure to become a Detroit tradition."

Isn't the technical term for dropping balls called "Tea bagging"?
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Aiw
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Post Number: 5112
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 64.228.202.146
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 9:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mauser has pics over on dETROITfUNK....

http://www.detroitfunk.com/arc hives/2005/12/ua_sign_demolit. html
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Fnemecek
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Post Number: 1343
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 69.212.34.113
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 10:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

One of the things that truly irritates me about this is that everything got torn down went into a dumpster and eventually will end up in a landfill.

Have the folks at the Macedonian Parking Cartel never heard of eBay???

Letters from the sign and such would unquestionably sell. Whatever doesn't sell as a antique/collectible could be sold for scrap.

Urgh!
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The_aram
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Post Number: 4555
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 141.213.175.233
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 11:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would love part of that sign. Some of the best pictures I ever took were of it shining in the sun.
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Gistok
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Post Number: 1603
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 4.229.3.212
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 5:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For those of you who have the "Detroit - Then and Now" picture book.... that pic of Bagley Ave. then and now will have another drastic change for the "now" pic if the UA does come down. No other street downtown has been as decimated as Bagley Ave. has been (between Cass & GCP) with the razing of the Tuller, Statler, and maybe the UA.
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Xd_brklyn
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Post Number: 82
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.88.89.94
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 11:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Obviously this is part of the demo. If there was any rehab, any rehab, wouldn't there be some promotion of it?
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E_hemingway
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Post Number: 386
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.42.176.123
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 1:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't know. If they were going to tear it down, I don't think they would do it piecemeal. I'm thinking they're just removing a little bit of an eye sore for the superbowl and that building will continue to remain vacant for years to come.
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Genesyxx
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Post Number: 363
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 209.69.165.10
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 10:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Methinks this is no demo work. It's just to clean up a bit for the Super Bowl.
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Broken_main
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Post Number: 507
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 198.109.44.2
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 10:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

With the media coverage that J'ville got last year, it looks like someone is taking some type of initiative to thwart any negative publicity.
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623kraw
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Post Number: 714
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.41.224.200
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 12:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why didn't they just fix it?

this city is run by idiots - What a waste of money
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623kraw
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Post Number: 715
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.41.224.200
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 12:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Idiots

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