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Huggybear
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Post Number: 277
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Posted on Friday, December 29, 2006 - 6:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Or, I should say, its hotel.

One of the things I can see at home is the GTC site. I can see that they have sunk pilings and cement columns into the ground. They have also poured a cement slab. Does anyone know why there is no basement? My speculation is that it is:

1. Cost or remediation issues.

2. The garage covers the entire footprint (which doesn't explain why the cement pad only covers part of the site).

3. Interference with steam tunnels.

4. The possibility of someone breaking in through the basement (unlikely, since the gaming facility is not on that site).

Any ideas?

(Message edited by Huggybear on December 29, 2006)
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Danindc
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Posted on Friday, December 29, 2006 - 7:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Because it costs a lot of money to move earth???
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Kathinozarks
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Posted on Friday, December 29, 2006 - 8:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They are building on ancient Indian burial ground?
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Scs100
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Post Number: 37
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Posted on Friday, December 29, 2006 - 8:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I didn't even know they were building anything at the moment.
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 12:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A lot of things are built without basements these days. You could have put a couple floors of parking down there at minimum; helping to keep the garage mass of the structure to a minimum.
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Xphillipjrx
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Post Number: 144
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Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 12:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

1) They don't want to hit a vein of salt.
2) Shhhh. Jimmy Hoffa's under there!
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Scs100
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Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 1:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like 2 the best.
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Keystone
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Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 9:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's more expensive to go down than up.
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Lmichigan
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Post Number: 4975
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Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 1:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's the cost. They nearly (or did) cut their budget for this project in half. BTW, despite what the News reported some months ago, the hotel IS NOT being built on top of the parking garage, though it will be directly adjacent and connected to the hotel.
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Jelk
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Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 2:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've heard a rumor that the Motorcity Casino won't have an attic.
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Wolverine
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Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 3:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

- gasp! -
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Spitty
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Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 4:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There's no basement in the Alamo!

--Pee Wee's Big Adventure
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 6:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Butt Simone, why does everyone around me have a big butt?

-- Pee Wee's Big Adventure
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Patrick
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Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 6:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

holy shiat that brings back memories...Large Marge!!!!
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Terryh
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Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 6:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just go for the free coffee, pop and entertainment. Ill spend five bucks at the most.
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Irish_mafia
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Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 7:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"It's more expensive to go down than up."

I think that's the rule in the entertainment district in Windsor.
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 9:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Never heard that one before. lol @ Mafia
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Rbdetsport
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Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 9:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thats great Irish_Mafia. LOL!

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