Monthly Archives: December 2006

New Bus Terminal – Part II

December 29, 2006
New Bus Terminal – Part II

Work continues at the new downtown Bus Terminal. It’s pretty amazing to see how quickly this turd has gone up. Compare the photo above, with this taken one October 31st. Less than two months ago nothing was visible above grade, and today the entire cinderblock and metal monstrosity has risen. Also, apparently “Bus Terminal”...

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488 Janette

December 28, 2006
488 Janette

For today’s photo, we head over to 488 Janette Ave. in the downtown core area. This flop house caught fire about a month ago, and is still stitting in its burned out state. Neighbours complained that it was a crack house, and it apparently was well known to police. I doubt many tears were...

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Merry Christmas

December 23, 2006
Merry Christmas

First off, thanks a lot to the asshole or assholes who thought that walking down my street last night and kicking every drivers side mirror on every car parked on the street was a good idea. It certainly was a treat to awake to my mirror broken and dangling from the side of my...

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Replanning Downtown Detroit – Part 8 of 8

December 23, 2006
Replanning Downtown Detroit – Part 8 of 8

DOWNTOWN RING ROAD Section “G” on the map: William J. Johnson, Landscape Architect, of Eichstedt-Johnson David B. Spaulding Ulrich Weil of Weil-Cohan Associates Scheme of ring road in realtion to surrounding area. Study of ring road development. In the early stages of the project, this group was chiefly interested in the effect of the...

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Replanning Downtown Detroit – Part 7 of 8

December 22, 2006
Replanning Downtown Detroit – Part 7 of 8

INTERNATIONAL CENTER Section “F” on the map: Heidi Fujii, R.E. Wiese INTERNATIONAL CENTER The area under consideration for this part of Central Business District study is bounded on the west and south by the John Lodge Expressway, on the north by Michigan Avenue and on the east by Second Avenue. Immediately to the east...

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STOP THE PRESSES!

December 21, 2006
STOP THE PRESSES!

Imagine my surprise when I picked up my copy of today’s Windsor Star… “Is the Bridge laying the groundwork for a second span?”, the paper asks? Slow down there on the speedy local reporting… Funny, but it sounds similar to this blog entry from last week…

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Replanning Downtown Detroit – Part 6 of 8

December 21, 2006
Replanning Downtown Detroit – Part 6 of 8

THE CONVENTION MALL Section “E” on the map: Offices of Harley, Ellington & Day, Inc., Architects & Engineers represented by: Malcolm R. Stirton, William Ku Plan of the Convention mall. The proposed Convention Mall is a part of the redevelopment of the CBD. It is designed not only to meet today’s requirements but also...

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Replanning Downtown Detroit – Part 5 of 8

December 20, 2006
Replanning Downtown Detroit – Part 5 of 8

CADILLAC SQUARE Section “D” on the map: Charles C. Highie 1 Elevated restaurant 2 New office building 3 Theater 4 Bridge over traffic including small shops and historical displays relating to Cadillac Square and Detroit 5 Elevated platform at intersection of streets 6 Existing Cadillac Tower 7 Existing old National Bank Building 8 Information...

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Replanning Downtown Detroit – Part 4 of 8

December 19, 2006
Replanning Downtown Detroit – Part 4 of 8

THE “MAINLAND” SHOPPING CENTER Section “C” on the map: Offices of Louis G. Redstone, Architect; Allan G. Agree, Associate Architect represented by: Louis G. Redstone, Avner Naggar, Kiyoshi Mano, Bernard W. Colton, Stanley Aizinas, Alfred Gittleman Plan of the heart of the CBD “Mainland” shopping center. Congestion and parking problem created by 100 people...

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