Wow man, you really can't turn your back on the city for more than a few days without missing out on something new and things are just starting to heat up with M1 rail and the new Arena/District.
Interestingly though the Moroun politburo which has been talking up promised improvements to Michigan Central Depot ever since they first tried to kill the new Canadian funded bridge put out some solid seeming details about their plans for the train station.
"Michigan Central Station: 1,000+ Windows Are Coming"
by Paul Beshouri
Monday, February 23, 2015,
After years of sporadic activity, it sounds like Michigan Central Station is ready to close its windows for good. Reports indicate that Chamberlain Glass and Metal—a glass company from St. Clair—has a contract to retrofit Michigan Central Station's 1000+ window openings with glass using a new "glazing system." No word on what the new windows look like, but the statement claims their design is "sensitive to the historic value of the building" and "meets the high standards of a modern office tower."
Work is expected to continue over "the next few months" as the interior elevator we've been hearing about since last summer comes online. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.
UPDATE (7:27 p.m.): The Morouns confirm the plan to replace the windows but won't comment on a timeline or estimated cost, reports the Free Press.
Here's a accompanying Free Press article which includes more info about the company what other projects they've done a rough time table, potential costs and other info on what the Moroun's have to say about their possible plans for the Depot. This is the first i've felt a glitter of hope for the building, but then again this is Matty were talking about so until i see an elevator installed and window's being put in place WE'LL SEE
For train station window team, a very good year
By John Gallagher
Detroit Free Press
February 25, 2015
Prior to the train station work, perhaps their most visible job locally was to install the glass at the Rosa Parks Transit Center in downtown Detroit.
The Chamberlain's installed a few mock-up windows at the train station about a year ago to let the Moroun family that owns the station see the possibilities. Neither Chamberlain nor a spokesman for the Morouns would say what the total window replacement will cost, but Chamberlain gave a rough timetable for the work.
Once a service elevator is installed at the station, probably in the next few weeks, work can begin on final preparation for the new windows. Installation will start probably in the spring and, if all goes well, just over 1,000 new windows should be installed by the end of this year.