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Here's a short video about the ongoing structural restoration & repairs at the station -

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Cool video. Couldn’t tell if the floor slabs were structural clay tile between I-beams. They’re solid normally but if even slightly deteriorated, pieces will go flying everywhere the moment you start renovating a space above or drop something very heavy
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Some updated renderings were released recently for the walkable mobility innovation district. The Vernor viaduct will be closed starting this week for deconstruction -






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Frankai's September 2021 update (wherein you can see the closure of Vernor)

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Incredible amount of work has gone into accurate historical detail from sourcing limestone from the original quarry which closed in the 80’s to 400+ hours of work by one of the few professional carvers left in the industry. Click the photo link to read article.


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Work continues at the Michigan Central Station

https://www.detroitnews.com/picture-...on/9174070002/

Lots of new images, IDK how to resize them for this site so click the link.
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Google to work with Ford on Detroit research hub

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DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. announced Friday that Google is joining the automaker’s effort to transform a once-dilapidated Detroit train station into a research hub focused on electric and self-driving vehicles.

Also, Detroit and the state of Michigan have agreed to provide infrastructure and other support for the Michigan Central Innovation District that will include the defunct train depot and other nearby buildings in the historic Corktown neighborhood just outside downtown, officials said.
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Wow, those Guastavino tiles look incredible. Thanks for posting! I am very excited to see this building when all is completed.
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Are they preserving the ability to use this as an actual train station or is Ford making that impossible?

The primary use of this building should always be as a train station.
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Are they preserving the ability to use this as an actual train station or is Ford making that impossible?
Unclear. The plans for the train deck/platform area are still pretty vague. Obviously 2 freight tracks going to/from the tunnel will remain, and they will probably set aside one of the original 7 platforms for future passenger rail use and leave it unrenovated. The rest of the train deck may be used as some kind of park or plaza space, think NYC High Line.

Remember, Ford is leading the renovation but it's up to Amtrak and city/state leaders to run any rail service. Until there is an agreement in place to do that, Ford isn't gonna build any facilities for rail apart from maybe setting aside some space. Amtrak has a vague plan to run Chicago-Toronto service which would use this station, and CP has indicated that they are open to the idea of sharing their tracks to make this happen, but so far nobody has committed actual money towards that plan - and cross-border service has issues with Homeland Security/Customs that would need to be sorted out. Even if that Toronto train did start running, the Wolverine would continue to run to New Center and Pontiac, and Amtrak has launched a study to rebuild and improve the existing New Center station.
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Are they preserving the ability to use this as an actual train station or is Ford making that impossible?

The primary use of this building should always be as a train station.
Ford is saving some tracks (according to the last time they spoke about it) and it's seeming likely it'll be a station for the Amtrak Toronto line.
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