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Team Selected For Pontiac Silverdome Makeover

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From WDIV - Sept 9, 2005

A new plan for the Pontiac Silverdome would include an extreme makeover for the structure.

The Schostak Brothers Co. Inc. have been selected as the developer for a new project at the former home to the Detroit Lions, Local 4 reported. The project would shear off the top portion of the Silverdome to build a hotel and convention center at the site.

The remaining property of the Silverdome would include restaurants and stores.

"Since the beginning of their presentation to us, they had included a certain minority participation of a few other contractors that was part of their team," said Pontiac City Councilmember John Bueno about the Schostak Brothers Co. Inc.

Danou Enterprises also fought for the project, according to Local 4 reports. Published reports have suggested that the company's ties to Pontiac Mayor Willie Payne brought them to the forefront.

Bueno said they are working out the final details with the contractors.

Sources told Local 4 that the same demolition experts that worked at Soldier Field in Chicago have been reviewing the removal of the roof at the Silverdome. Changes could be expected within a few weeks, the station reported.

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I'm confused, they are tearing off the roof and building something on the field, yet leaving the rest of the structure? This is one building I wouldn't mind see being razed.

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ugh.. the silverdome... Just tear it down. Probably my least favorite building in the metro area. Maybe they could focus on things that would actually benefit the city.

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This development will benefit Pontiac, just not its core. I like the fact that its being redeveloped but I was hoping the development would come after the dome was taken down.

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I always thought it would be perfect for an indoor amusement park, just tear out the inner ring of stands. Michigan could really use a large scale indoor amusement park, or even water park, I think something like that would do great business.

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Could someone tell me if I'm reading the article right? Are they really planning on saving the facade? How in the world can they even consider that, and can't consider it for the Tiger Stadium site which is MUCH more historical? Everything is sound backwards. lol

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Tear that schitt down!

Seriously, this is one of the stupidest developments. They could accomplish a lot more by tearing it down and building something new. I'm all for adaptive reuse...but why are they reusing a piece of crap?

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People reuse crap all the time. My both of my grandma's squeeze ketchup packages from fast-food places into their bottles at home. :) Why not reuse it? What makes me angry is that developers can reuse this, and can't seem to get a plan together to at least reuse the facade of Tiger Stadium.

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What? Why should anyone be suprised this? Detroit Metro development in some cases is such a f*** up. I'll throw this in with that oversized massive retail/condo/office proposal we heard about not long ago.

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Tear that schitt down! 

Seriously, this is one of the stupidest developments.  They could accomplish a lot more by tearing it down and building something new.  I'm all for adaptive reuse...but why are they reusing a piece of crap?

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Thank you Allan!

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