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Michigan Central Station PART IV of VI

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Welcome to Part IV of now VI

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV - You are here.

Part V

Part VI

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We left off here last time.

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The marble that decorated the walls now lays shattered in piles.

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It's fairly obvious the cheap modern partitions were first to fall apart in the station.

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People who check out my flickr account might recognize this image

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Going upstairs

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This level looked okay except for the tile floors.

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The other direction.

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More.

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Henceforth, this floor will be called Daemon's floor.

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The satanic "art" can be seen everywhere.

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What a balanced skyline! And why is broccoli coming out of the three towered RenCen?

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The woodwork was still in decent condition in this room.

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This was taken with my old camera. I threw it on the floor. J/k :)

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This floor was basically, one big mess. I don't know how it got that way.

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Anyone want to clean it up?

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This was taken from one of the landings. One trip on the stairs could send you out this window to the rusty and sharp debris far below. You better watch your step, son!

The metal roof became damaged from people throwing stuff out of the tower. Note how the otherside is still intact.

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Some offices on the East end I believe.

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Elevator lobby. MCS is the only building I've ever seen with transom windows above the elevator doors. Also note that the elevator doors are windowed as well (which was a common thing back in the early 20th century). I'm not an expert on old elevator shaft architecture, but it seems like early shafts had windows since shafts were close to the edge of the building. Why? I don't know. But I'm wondering since these shafts are on the inside, they wanted to capture light from the hallway. Or else, it could be a style thing. There's transom windows everywhere, and it was probably an addition for consistency.

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More floorboards warped and buckling from the rain.

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If MCS gets renovated, I hope they leave the ceilings exposed.

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Again, another messy floor.

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Is this for mail and packages?

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ASBESTOS!!! AHHHH! :wacko::wacko::sick:

Really, it poses no real hazard unless you decide to have a ceiling tile war.

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I doubt abatements will be too difficult since it seems to be falling from the ceilings all by itself. MCS already had many of the abatements done in the late 90's. But there is still areas that have yet to be taken care of.

The top part of the tower is next, then skyline shots!

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