June 17 2018

Bill Ford shares vision for Corktown

Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free PressPublished 12:01 a.m. ET June 17, 2018 | Updated 11:40 a.m. ET June 17, 2018 Bill Ford Jr. talks about Ford buying the Michigan Central Station and his plans for its future Eric Seals, Eric Seals Buy Photo (Photo: Ryan Garza, Detroit Free Press) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 16COMMENTEMAILMORE Day after day, Bill Ford drove his Mustang GT along Michigan Avenue between Dearborn and Detroit, past the graffiti-covered train station. And he started to wonder about his legacy, his family’s legacy and the future of Ford Motor Co. “I kept staring at the train station thinking, ‘What if? Wouldn’t…

June 15 2018

Detroit train station is city’s biggest comeback moment yet

John Gallagher, Detroit Free PressPublished 7:00 a.m. ET June 15, 2018 | Updated 8:23 a.m. ET June 15, 2018 FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn Michigan Central Station through its history  Fullscreen Buy Photo The new at the time lightweight diesel-Powered “Green Diamond” of the Illinois Central is shown to the public in 1936 at the Michigan Central station in Detroit. The engine was furnished by the Winton Engine division of General Motors.  Detroit Free Press archive Fullscreen 1 of 15 Next Slide 15 Photos Michigan Central Station through its history Buy Photo (Photo: Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 1COMMENTEMAILMORE Trying to sum up the…

March 19 2018

Howes: Ford scion driving Blue Oval bid for train depot

Daniel Howes, The Detroit NewsPublished 11:59 p.m. ET March 19, 2018 | Updated 12:30 a.m. ET March 20, 2018 FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn Michigan Central Depot through the years  Fullscreen Buy Photo The impressive Michigan Central railroad station, with a two-story entrance and 16-story office building, was dedicated on Jan. 4, 1914. It was already nearly completed when the previous station, closer to downtown, was destroyed by fire on December 26, 1913. Its main waiting room was 230 feet long by 95 feet wide with an arched ceiling roughly five stories high.  The Detroit News archives Fullscreen 1 of 52 Next Slide 52 Photos Michigan Central…

November 20 2017

Detroit: The Most Exciting City in America?

By REIF LARSENNOV. 20, 2017 Continue reading the main storyVideo Travel Postcard: The Revival of Detroit Detroit’s economy and auto industry were among the hardest hit after the 2008 recession, but the city is in the midst of renewal. By BEN KOLAK, JEAN YVES CHAINON and JOSHUA THOMAS on Publish Date November 19, 2017. Photo by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times. Technology by Samsung.. Watch in Times I’ve always found the best way to read a city’s mood is on a bicycle. You move at a speed that allows for a kind of mutual handshake with the urban topography. This…

October 27 2017

Detroit, America’s most ambitious renovation project

Visitors who arrive in Detroit expecting an apocryphal landscape will be surprised by what they find. After years of population decline and hitting rock bottom with the declaration of bankruptcy in 2013, Detroit is now in the black. The once desolate downtown is packed with pedestrians, pedal taverns have hit the streets and cranes punctuate the skyline: more than $24 billion has been invested in commercial, retail and residential projects since 2006. view from behind the Guardian Building in Downtown Detroit Downtown Detroit is going through a construction boom as architectural treasures are restored © rlassman / Shutterstock But Detroit…