This Spring, in commemoration to the Centennial Anniversary of MCS, 100 rose bushes have been planted in front. The beautiful blooms will symbolize the hope and rebirth of this amazing structure. We have been actively improving the interior of the building this past summer. We are thrilled to see the addition of electricity and lighting. I hope you have all seen and welcomed the evening glow from the station. Work is continuously occurring in the interior to remove debris from the roof and windows in preparation to be replaced. The bids are out and we look forward to the efforts becoming more visible to all the people that have been patiently waiting! It is a long and tedious process, but we have full faith in our team that it will be done with care and respect. Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas and comments. Your enthusiasm drives this progress forward. Please continue to share and check back for updates. We will continue to update you on our efforts and accomplishments.
Spring is in the air. Michigan Central Station is beginning to wake up too! It is a long slow process due to the size and scope of bringing this Beauty back to life. So here are some updates.
We have boarded up the basement and lower mezzanine and basement levels of the building. On the lower level the boarded windows have been painted to look like windows. This has been done to secure the building from unauthorized entry.
We are also continuing asbestos abatement and cleanup throughout.
Architects and engineers are investigating and evaluating the upper floors and roof and recommending structural repairs.
Now for some of the exciting news! DTE Energy electrical service is anticipated by end of April, start of May.
Plans and specifications are being developed for windows and roofs replacement, masonry repairs and elevator and water/sanitary services to the building.
Next year Michigan Central Station will celebrate it's 100th Birthday! We look forward to bringing events into the station for the public to view this magnificent building as well as maybe a little entertainment.
Happy Spring! We look forward to posting new updates in the future. Thank you for your continued support for the station.
Thank you for sending all of your wonderful ideas for Michigan Central Station. It has been truly a gift to see all the support and creativity. Now you can upload your pictures and share your ideas visually to all, so please keep the ideas alive! I have great hopes for progress in 2012. It is because of your participation that the Depot is now getting international attention.
Happy New Year,