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Rivertown Revival

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If the ML which is top 10 for historic buildings that need to be saved in the country can be torn down than this block in Rivertown has absolutely zero chance.

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Anyone got links to pics of that please? (sorry i don't know what all these buildings look like :( I wish i did)

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It boggles my mind how dumb the leaders of Detroit really are. From the mayor to the city council to the people controlling what is and isn't built in the city. They don't realize that if they want to have "hip" neighborhoods that attract the so-called "creative class" they need to keep as much historical charm as they can. Creative people desire the very things the city wants to tear down and despise the very thing that the city is putting up. They don't want to live in a neighborhood with a few townhouses and a fortress-like apartment tower, a McDonald's on one corner and a parking lot on the other. They want the historic shops and warehouse lofts that Rivertown could easily offer. Sure, a lot of the stuff in Rivertown can be cleared for larger developments, but at least leave a core strip where small business can flourish and where the creative class can mingle.

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Anyone got links to pics of that please? (sorry i don't know what all these buildings look like :( I wish i did)

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Suprisingly I'm not to familiar with all the buildings in that area either, so I'll take some photos Tuesday :)

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Tuesday it is supposed to be mostly cloudy, high of 60. Wednesday will be a bit nicer...partly cloudy & high of 68.

I have some Rivertown photos from October. I will try to post some later tonight.

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Tuesday it is supposed to be mostly cloudy, high of 60.  Wednesday will be a bit nicer...partly cloudy & high of 68.

I have some Rivertown photos from October.  I will try to post some later tonight.

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Perhaps I will wait than. Id like to get a sunny day. I havent seen CMart or the Riverfront since it got warmer out and i would like to photograph them when they look their best.

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I hope to go around that area later tomorrow before maybe a tour of the Renaissance Center. I love the Globe Trading Co, but I'm not sure if it was saved what it could be renovated into. It's not like the post and slab factories like Packard or the Screw Works that would be easier to save....if the screw works were still here today. If they can build a parking garage that looks like those old warehouses. We can easily build lofts and condos that have that same style (see Detroit Photo of the day). I love old warehouse architecture.

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Here are some photos of Rivertown from last October. I was in Rivertown over the weekend, and saw that the city has repaved Franklin Street and the buildings that were wide open have now been boarded up.

Franklin Street

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Globe Trading Company

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The now demolished Detroit Screw Works

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The soon to be demolished Medusa cement silo

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Atwater Street

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Skyline from Chene Park

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Tri-Centennial State Park

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Im sort of ashamed to admit it but ive never had the pleasure of seeing Chene Park or much of the rest of River town. Ive made it a goal this summer to explore these areas.

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I'm just so glad that the gateway to the East Riverfront is being developed with wide swaths of Auto dealership storage lots. I knew those old, historic buildings weren't worth saving! ;) Down with lots.

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