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Aiw
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Post Number: 5453
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Friday, April 07, 2006 - 8:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's is today's P.D.J.
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Upinottawa
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Post Number: 280
Registered: 09-2005
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Posted on Friday, April 07, 2006 - 12:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Aiw, with the closing of Windsor Casting and the probable abandonment of the CN line, any thoughts on what the future holds for this area?

The plant and the railroad helped make this part of town an industrial hub that has seen significant decline and decay. If the Windsor Casting land can be cleaned up and used for a non-industrial purpose, Ford City could see a revival. Oh, ironies of ironies....
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3559
Registered: 11-2003
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Posted on Friday, April 07, 2006 - 2:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Always exellent AIW. Atleast adaptive re-use is better than abandonment. This a solid brick complex with art deco treaments from the 1940s, eh?

Does anybody know the dates of operation as an auto plant and for which cars they stamped parts?

Those giant presses were often anchored in floors below ground. They are massive machines, as seen on the Diego Rivera murals at DIA.

Merci AIW. You are the best.
jjaba.

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