sparky05

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  1. I think the real news here is that there was once a franchise restaurant called “Mr. Ham and Mr. Beef.”
  2. Flew that route on Northwest once. I believe Lansing has that route now as well.
  3. I like the idea of combining Venice-style gondolas with the restored rapids, but that's just because I like to see people fall out of boats.
  4. I'll try to drop by...
  5. Cool beans. It's a really lovely expanse of dirt and gravel right now. Look forward to seeing something get started there...
  6. Drove past it the other day and thought the same thing. The rest of the building now looks like it's covered with an early 80's crust.
  7. There's no accounting for taste.
  8. Worst case would be replacing it with a giant, sixteen story hyper-realistic statue of Trump and Obama recreating the infamous fraternal kiss between Breszhnev and Honecker, purely to piss absolutely everyone off. Always remember things could be worse.
  9. Pretty much I just look at it and then say to myself, "you know self, that looks OK. In fact, I think I kind of like the way that looks right there." I also say, from time to time, "thank goodness it's not a corrugated metal wall like Gallery." That happens too.
  10. Honestly, the look of the exterior is growing on me. At least the upper floors. Excited to see what this will look like when complete.
  11. Especially considering how some of those panels were just sawed in half. All in all, I was sort of surprised to hear that this is just a structural integrity check and wouldn't be surprised if something more were in the pipeline. For what it's worth, which in the end, is nothing, seeing as how I'm just a chump who likes looking at buildings and dreaming up what could be.
  12. I was speaking with a relative who works at one of the local equipment suppliers for the construction industry around here - he's constantly dropping stuff off to GR construction sites - and according to him, they're just checking the structural integrity of the building after all of the work that's been going on next door at the Venue. So perhaps nothing is happening here after all....
  13. Some new pics from this AM: 20 Fulton E - Nov. 17, 2016 by Marc VM, on Flickr 20 Fulton E - Nov. 17, 2016 by Marc VM, on Flickr 20 Fulton E - Nov. 17, 2016 by Marc VM, on Flickr 20 Fulton E - Nov. 17, 2016 by Marc VM, on Flickr 20 Fulton E - Nov. 17, 2016 by Marc VM, on Flickr 20 Fulton E - Nov. 17, 2016 by Marc VM, on Flickr
  14. As a regular at the Viewing Area with my camera, after seeing that pic I have to say that I am ashamed of all my prior efforts at photography. If anyone needs me I'll be off in the corner wearing sackcloth and sitting in a huge pile of ashes.
  15. Brickwork on the first floor: 20 Fulton E - Nov. 14, 2016 by Marc VM, on Flickr From the rear: 20 Fulton E - Nov. 14, 2016 by Marc VM, on Flickr