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Yep, look here: http://flickr.com/photos/allanm/sets/72157602215273128/

To even get access to the stadium required coordination with roughly 20 city departments, as well as about $7500 in fees waived. It was a big tangled mess, and I'm thankful to my friend for being so persistent in setting up our tour. It literally took about 3-4 months to coordinate everything. In retrospect, it might've been easier to just slip the guard $100. I do know some people that slipped in through a little-known opening, but it was an incredibly dangerous venture that involved a ladder.

I'm not totally updated on the Tiger Stadium situation, but I do know that the dugout to dugout section won't be touched until August 1st to give the Tiger Stadium Conservancy a final chance to raise more money to save the stadium.

The city hired someone to come in and take 6000 sepia photographs of the stadium. I am working on obtaining access to view those images.

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I agree about the condition of the Depot. I was in there last week for the first time in about a year and it was really shocking what sort of damage has been done in that time. While in the paper factory the week before we some punk ass teens throwing stuff out the windows on the east side of the tower. It took everything in me from hunting them down. I'm not sure what I would have said, but that sort of destruction is just not necessary. I know the damage they are doing is not hurting anything in the long run, but who gives them the right to destroy what they do not own?

Take pictures and memories, leave just your footprints. How hard is that to understand?

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Sheesh, look at the edge of the parapet of MCS. 3 years ago it was in excellent condition. Now it's destroyed. Here comes more water infiltration. The north walls are in terrible shape due to receiving no sunshine to evaporate water quickly, whereas the South side of the building's facade remains in decent condition.

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I agree about the condition of the Depot. I was in there last week for the first time in about a year and it was really shocking what sort of damage has been done in that time. While in the paper factory the week before we some punk ass teens throwing stuff out the windows on the east side of the tower. It took everything in me from hunting them down. I'm not sure what I would have said, but that sort of destruction is just not necessary. I know the damage they are doing is not hurting anything in the long run, but who gives them the right to destroy what they do not own?

Take pictures and memories, leave just your footprints. How hard is that to understand?

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It would be a good industrial building, lol.

It could also be a casino (unique in that it would have windows).

Or part of a convention center (the lower levels could be built into a larger base, and the upper levels could be made into smaller spaces, conference areas, and a parking garage).

They could be office buildings.

I think they could be a lot of different things. You could even reclad them to make them look like the Greektown Casino Hotel if you wanted to.

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Since this is a thought completely from the top of my head and just looking at it. I think it would be great to have the taller structure house professional offices and the structures in the background be mixed income housing and having the common areas (unable to see over horizon) set up as a street market environment. I think this would be pretty cool, I might be the only one, but it's better than the homogenized developments that keep sprouting up.

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Anyone know what is going on here by the National African American History Museum and The Science Center??

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It is always nice to see a parking garage being torn down. Whats going in its place?

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Some one mentioned to me yesturday that the city was going to put into place a ban on hourly hotel rates. I don't see that being helpful to a place like this:

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I don't know what is better, a business that supports crime or a vacant building that supports crime.

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