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Old Posted Oct 20, 2014, 5:33 AM
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The redevelopment of the old Tiger Stadium lot looks terrible. They need to get an architect who will design something unique that will pay tribute to Tiger Stadium. Even though the shell is gone, a decent architect should be able to construct a complex with a shell that goes around the entire complex that mimics Tiger Stadium.

Old Bush Stadium in Indianapolis looks amazing. They hit a homerun with that project.
As far as stadiums go, Tiger Stadium had nothing unique or interesting about it. Even compared to other old stadiums. The most locals had wanted was preservation of the playfield (which is what these current proposals offer). Many could have cared less about the shell or having it converted into residential. At most, there was an attempt to make a section into a museum for memorabilia which is what locals saw as the more important aspects of the stadium.


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Old Posted Oct 25, 2014, 1:37 AM
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Good to see this one finally get started, this removes the biggest vacant building in the area.


$28 million Strathmore Apartments project in Midtown Detroit moving forward




The $28 million renovation of the former Strathmore Hotel towering over Woodward Avenue in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood is moving forward.

Midtown Detroit, Inc. president Sue Mosey told MLive in an email that the group leading the redevelopment has closed on a remediation loan, and lead and asbestos are currently being removed from the eight-floor building at 70 W. Alexandrine.

http://www.mlive.com/business/detroi..._apartmen.html
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2014, 8:28 PM
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Wow!! That building is all full already though, I wonder if Gilbert will have to take out employees to find space.


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An undisclosed Fortune 500 company will move its regional headquarters into the Dan Gilbert-owned building at 1 Woodward Ave.

Gilbert’s Bedrock Real Estate Services LLC was to make the announcement at a 9 a.m. Tuesday press conference that will be held with the new tenant’s president and CEO, Gilbert, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Jim Ketai, managing partner of Bedrock at the One Woodward building.

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...dward-building
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Fifth Third Bank bringing $85 million in charity, investments with move to Downtown Detroit
By Khalil AlHajal. October 28, 2014



Fifth Third Bank is moving its regional headquarters from Southfield to Downtown Detroit, and its bringing with it $85 million for charitable donations and investments in the city.

The bank plans to move into the One Woodward building, which will be renamed Fifth Third Bank at One Woodward, officials announced Monday morning.

"We saw an opportunity to differentiate ourselves in the market," said Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan CEO David Girodat after the announcement in the building's lobby. "... We felt we can do it by showing our commitment to the city. And that's what this is about."

The 29-story building office tower near the riverfront was designed by Minoru Yamasaki, the architect of the World Trade Center in New York City.

Fifth Third Bank plans to occupy four floors of the building with 150 full-time employees.

"Construction is going to start very soon we're getting down the final drawings to
find out who's going to sit where, which is very exciting," Girodat said.

As part of the move, which Girodat said has been in the works for 18 months, the bank is pledging $85 million toward charitable donations, small business lending and other investments over the next five years, including funding for upgrades at the city's Northwest Activities Center and Hart Plaza.

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Also, in more under the radar news, DTE is nearing completion of the renovation of the Salvation Army Building. Photo via DetroitYes.


http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthr...000#post457000

Compared to 2003.

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Nice. And the slow trickle from the suburbs continues. It will be weird cruising by the towers on the Lodge and not seeing the 5/3 sign, but this is a welcomed change!
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I really enjoy the old buildings y'all have in Detroit. Such character and style. Great bones with which to make a big comeback.
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The hotel opens in December (but isn't taking reservations until after the Auto Show), and the apartments are already open for applications. The ground floor already has planned an upscale French-themed restaurant and the lounge for Aloft Hotel, plus a grab-and-go food shop.

I think this will easily be one of the must-visit lobbies in Detroit. Maybe even direct competition to the Gaurdian Building.





































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The apartments and hotel look like your typical IKEA furniture catalog. Pretty underwhelming compared to the grandeur of the lobby (but that's okay by me).







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And obviously a building of this shape won't have the most spectacular inward views... but at least there's sunlight!







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