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Huggybear
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Post Number: 217
Registered: 08-2005
Posted From: 68.79.81.124
Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2006 - 10:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Question 1:

...Near the Powerhouse. What's going on with the huge brick wall and all the glass block?!
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Eastside
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Post Number: 871
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 68.42.174.187
Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2006 - 10:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's pretty clear they are enclosing the pool and renovating the property.
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 867
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 24.231.189.137
Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2006 - 10:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They have been working on it for a few months now...Totally redoing the facade into a very tasteful brick...a huge improvement of the yellow cheap resort look that it had before.
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Bobj
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Post Number: 722
Registered: 11-2003
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Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2006 - 11:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I drive by it everyday - it looks great!
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Eastsidedog
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Post Number: 447
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 68.20.140.8
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 - 9:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sorry, but I think it looks ugly as hell. And I still can't figure out what the hell it's going to be. The fact that the addition doesn't match the old building looks really wierd to me.
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 6020
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Posted From: 208.27.111.125
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 - 9:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think the plan is that, when they're done, there won't be any of the old building left. This is a complete facade redo and expansion.

And I agree this isn't architecture at its finest, but it's fine for a Days Inn and, being red brick, fits in well with the nearby 5/3 branch and Michigan Mutual Insurance buildings.
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Detroitduo
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Post Number: 691
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Posted From: 194.138.39.52
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 - 9:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That, along with their HUGE parking lots.
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 6021
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Posted From: 208.27.111.125
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 - 9:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Actually, the Days Inn builds right up to the sidewalk now. The parking is "courtyard" style.
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Eastside
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Post Number: 872
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 68.42.174.187
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 - 9:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think the only structure to be demolished is the old office near the front drive.
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Quinn
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Post Number: 734
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 69.242.213.101
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 - 9:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The only improvement that "motor-lodge" motel needed was to be torn down. This is a total eyesore...ugly as hell. Make me wonder what in the hell is going on in the city's planning and development department. Probably just a bunch of lame engineers...same type that designed the "football" bridge on I-94 over Telegraph.

Geeeshhh...
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Jaredrich
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 01-2006
Posted From: 69.39.74.130
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 - 10:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have an idea, let's make everything look exactly the same... or maybe even give it a theme, like disneyland does. the great thing about this hotel is that the city wasn't involved in the renovation at all. It was sold and the new owner realized it would be nice to have another hotel in detroit that didn't charge by the hour. I'm sure he'll apologize though if it's not "pretty" enough.
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Eastsidedog
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Username: Eastsidedog

Post Number: 449
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 68.20.140.8
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 - 10:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jaredrich, agreed.

I don't like how it looks but it's good to see development that's not lured in by tax breaks and giveaways.
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Eastside
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Post Number: 873
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Posted From: 68.42.174.187
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 - 12:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm sure Days Inn is forcing them to renovate that property.
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Llyn
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Post Number: 1552
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Posted From: 68.61.197.206
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 - 12:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't think it looks so terrible. I think the brick will fit in well with the neighborhood if they're going to redo the entire facade. You'd prefer that incredily ugly tasteless yellow concrete wall? What would you have done in its place? It's a Days Inn on East Jefferson! C'mon...
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Merchantgander
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Post Number: 1857
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Posted From: 150.198.150.244
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2006 - 8:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.modeldmedia.com/dev elopmentnews/daysinn48.aspx

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