Friday, June 4, 2010

A 360-degree peak inside the Michigan Central Depot

Every now and then, avid readers of these pages (there are at least seven of you out there!) send in some interesting Detroit-related fodder that I like to pass along. For example, people are still raving about the before-and-after blurbs that were fueled by photos submitted by GrifsDad. And by "raving" I mean they can kind of recall reading them.

Today's entry comes from the yet-un-nicknamed but hereafter-known-as BigBird (everybody on these pages gets a nickname, for anonymity's sake). BigBird sent in a really cool link to a 360-degree photo taken inside the lobby of the long-abandoned Michigan Central Depot. What a remarkable place. Unfortunately, building owner Matty Maroun, who also owns the Ambassador Bridge, seems content to let the place rot. I, for one, say spruce it up or rip it down, but then again, it's not my money.

Anyway, as it stands, the depot is one of the most-recognized, most-photographed, most-snuck-into condemmed buildings in Detroit, and that's saying something, because there's no shortage of those, although I hope we're doing a fair job here in highlighting the ones that are in the process of being resurrected. If you've missed those highlights, click on the "Detroit buildings" link to the right. Otherwise, click this link to check out the inside of the Michigan Central Depot. And thanks for the link, BB. When I first saw your message, I expected a photo of a homeless guy washing his "stuff" in the fountain.