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Wpitonya
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 9:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am doing a research paper on the RenCen...does anyone have any good pics of the recent renovations, particularly the front entrance? It's due tomorrow and I'm just starting...wish me luck.
Thanks everyone!! William
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 9:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

google it. Pics of the Wintergarden would be great too!

And, I would love to read your paper when your done, if u want u can email it to me. nickq2o2o2 at yahoo . com
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Bob
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 9:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I believe there are pictures of the new People Mover station at the Ren Cen on the DPM website.
www.thepeoplemover.com
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Wmuchris
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Post Number: 284
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 9:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey WP, I wrote a paper on the rencen a few years ago. Send me an Email ASAP and I'll shoot it to ya.
It might just have what you are looking for.

But you gotta catch me by 9:10 or I'll be gone for the night.

christopher.b.schneider AT wmich DOT edu

(Message edited by wmuchris on March 15, 2006)
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Wpitonya
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hey Wmuchris....my e-mail is wpitonya@edisto.cofc.edu

that would be awesome!!
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Wmuchris
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 10:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Done
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Bvos
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 10:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This should be a treasure trove of pictures for you Wpitonya. It's Wayne State University's archive of the RenCen being built. Lots and lots of pics and info in the site:

http://dlxs.lib.wayne.edu/cgi/ i/image/image-idx?sid=e851ac98 6d581b226c0d9b8b4403fd20;page=index;c=rcn

How's the weather in SC? I hope it's better than what we're supposed to get.
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Aiw
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 10:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Probably not too helpful at this point, however the February 2006 issue of Architectural Record had a 10 page spread on the RenCen renovation.

You could look on-line and see if they have a web version... Or check a local library?
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Bvos
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Damn. Those long urls always run into snags. OK, try this link:

http://tinyurl.com/ppt36
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Dan
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 10:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.detroitriverfront.o rg/index.asp?item=623&name=Pho to+Gallery&site=5
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Hysteria
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Post Number: 16
Registered: 02-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 10:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dan,

I haven't seen this one. This is great. I always love the WSU archives too. Thanks guys.
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Nellonfury
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 2:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I love going to the RenCen when everytime I go to downtown. I know you guys been checking out the model display of downtown and the future riverwalk when you walk inside the Jefferson enterence and it will be on your left side. REN CEN RULES!!!!!
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Chris_rohn
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 10:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://archrecord.construction .com/projects/portfolio/archiv es/0602renCntr.asp

You should start your research more than 12 hours in advance.
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56packman
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 10:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

William--go to the library and get "The Geography of nowhere" by Wm. Kunsler, a tome on city planning, development and redevelopment. There are two chapters that are grouped as "a tale of two cities", namely Portland,OR (the right way) and Detroit (the wrong way). There is much information on the Ren-Cen, as built, that will be pertainent historical data to your work.
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Pikturewerk
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 12:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have some if you would like to use them, please give me credit. Renaissance CenterRenaissance Center EntranceRen Cen New Front

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