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Ventura67
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 12-2003
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Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 11:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Preservationists vs. The Demolition Crews

What is the final score of Downtown's buildings after the big Superbowl clean-up; exactly what was lost forever to the wreckers and was refurbished/restored in a lasting way?

Examples:

Lost:
Madison-Lennox
Statler

Gained:
Kales
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Dan
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Post Number: 1194
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.47.194.247
Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 12:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Motown building
Saunders building
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Dan
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Post Number: 1195
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Facade improvements all over the CBD
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5739
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Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 12:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

An attractive, walkable Broadway. That was just unthinkable 10 years ago.
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Eastsidedog
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Post Number: 153
Registered: 03-2006
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Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 12:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lost: Ren Cen fortress bunker

Gained: Stunning Ren Cen lobby and front facade.

Definitely a plus and very symbolic as well.
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Collective
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Post Number: 331
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.30.21.181
Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 12:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gained: New Washington Blvd...again, unthinkable just 5 years ago.
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Detroiternthemist
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Post Number: 30
Registered: 01-2006
Posted From: 68.73.200.200
Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 1:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How about the "Heart" of Michigan awakened from a 20 year coma!
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Crash_nyc
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Post Number: 584
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 24.193.38.111
Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 9:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A co-worker in Manhattan, not knowing that I was a native Detroiter, saying the day ofter the Super Bowl: "...and Detroit looked great! I never knew they had such a cool downtown area."
We'd be hard-pressed to hear those words out of an East Coast mouth under any other circumstance, unless they actually visited the D in person.
The Ren Cen's get-up with the 'XL' wrap, the powerful, sweeping 'strong-arms' lights, along with downtown's general makeover, made a great impression on TV viewers.

...And the fact that most national news outlets didn't choose to capitalize on the negative aspects of Detroit throughtout Super Bowl week, made for a great showing. It's the best publicity that Detroit's had in my memory.
However, it remains to be seen how much of this 'moment in the sun' will ultimately translate into cash-in-pocket for the city...
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Merchantgander
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Post Number: 1712
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 150.198.150.244
Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 10:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lost: Quality posters to DY

Gained: Clueless newbie with stupid ass questions and Ideas

Stayed the Same: Merchantgander still an asshole
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Ventura67
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Post Number: 14
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Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 5:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice civility.

Turn this forum into a strictly "what have you done for me lately" type of place and see what quality of posters you get.

Newbie? Look at my registration date and you'll see I've been reading this forum for a bit longer than you might think.

As far as a stupid question is concerned I did think this site pertained to ruins, the way Detroit lost them, and the ways to bring them back; a metaphor for the entire city and the people who live in, work in, and visit it. Or for those who just love the place and want to hear other's views on it and how it is changing.

Or, that is likely a stupid response in your eyes, Mr. Merchantgander.

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