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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 840
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 24.231.189.137
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 12:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tonite, lights were on in the first floor and about the 6th or 7th floor of the David Whitney...they were not on this weekend...Anyone know anything about this??
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Nellonfury
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Post Number: 157
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 68.43.156.135
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 1:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If the city has already have plans for the David Whitney, that's great news.
But for now, I don't know nothing.
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Lmichigan
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Post Number: 3813
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 1:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Aren't there lights on in that building all of the time?
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Detroitduo
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Post Number: 687
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 194.138.39.53
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 6:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yea, lights are on, but noone's home...
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Bob
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Post Number: 1015
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 64.12.116.204
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 7:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There is a security guard that is on duty in the Whitney Building, maybe he got bored and started turning the lights on.
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Mauser765
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Post Number: 794
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Posted From: 4.229.69.114
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 7:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The security guy lives in the building. Lights are on and off all the time.
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The_rock
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Post Number: 1273
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.42.251.225
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 10:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I saw some lights on in the upper floors of the DW building last night from my view from Section 333 during last night's Tiger game.During a night game from the upper deck, you sure can see "building abandonment" because of the very noticeable lack of lighting.
That's before the lights went out on the Tigers in the 11th inning.
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 841
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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 10:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rock, I was nearby in 327 and thats where I saw the lights..after the game I walked over there, and while I had seen lights on before, these were brighter and took up the entire room, as opposed to more of a dim light that I have seen there before
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Bob
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Post Number: 1016
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Posted From: 152.163.100.8
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 10:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's probably just the security guard wondering the building, or maybe those lights are where he lives.
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Detroitstar
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Post Number: 52
Registered: 01-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 10:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I did see 4 people in suits walk into the building at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon. I was on a bus, otherwise I probably would have waited until they came out and asked what they were doing in there.
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 842
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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 10:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You're probably right Bob, damn I just hope that building is one day restored, perfect location, beautiful building...If only I had a few extra million laying around
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Bob
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Post Number: 1017
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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 10:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Motorcitymayor2026, I hope I'm wrong and that you're right, that building would be wonderful have full of something, and has such a wonderful lobby.
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Wolverine
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Post Number: 162
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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 10:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wish for just 5 minutes every building owner downtown would turn on their lights just so we can see what its like to have a downtown that feels completely occupied. But getting owners to even turn on some of their lights is just about as successful as getting a light rail system along Woodward.
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 845
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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 10:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know, when I saw those lights on, I couldnt help but imagine what it would look like for that building lit with a Broderick Tower lit up across the street..one day hopefully

Speaking of lighting...The lights have been consistently on at GCP for the past few weeks, and they are bright and look great. About time!

(Message edited by motorcitymayor2026 on May 31, 2006)
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Hamtramck_steve
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Post Number: 2976
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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 11:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Meanwhile, half of the street lights around Campus Martius were out on Friday night, as well as the decorative glass Detroit Edison thingie at the north end of the park.

(Message edited by Hamtramck Steve on May 31, 2006)
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 1619
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 69.220.63.57
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 11:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Guys, the lights being turned off doesn't necessarily mean places are vacant. Obviously, we know that places like the Broderick are still empty, and places like Book Tower are largely unused. But, in other buildings, people go home from work...and they turn off their lights. I agree that our downtown is not nearly bright enough. We need more lights on the street level throughout downtown (in other words, every street should look like Monroe or Beaubien), and we need more exterior lighting effects like what the Penobscot has. But when you see nighttime pictures of other cities skylines, you still see a lack of light. I noticed the Miami skyline was really dark when they showed it on tv the other night, same with the Cleveland skyline the last time the Tigers had a game shown from there. If you want a bunch of high-rises lit up at night, we need residential and hotel towers.
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 848
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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 11:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would bet the lights and the fountains are out because of the Cadillac Square construction...those lights, of all lights, I expect to be running
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 849
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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 11:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You're right Mackinaw, but Comerica Tower, the Madden Building, even City Hall with its new exterior lighting, and the Mich Gas Building, and obviously the RenCen do a great job of keeping the skyline lit.

Penobscot's exterior lighting is great, I wish the Guardian and the Book did a little bit more..
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Brandonhgt
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 05-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 12:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That same light was on Monday night as well, Also looks like someone added some red spraypaint on one of the windows higher up recently.
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Gotdetroit
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 12-2005
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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 12:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"....looks like someone added some red spraypaint on one of the windows higher up recently."

Most likely to mark where the demolition ball should hit.

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