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Yeah, this is one of the nicest infill projects in the city. I wish all the infill projects were built like this one, instead of like some of the sprawlier crap going in elsewhere. It helps that these are all different, have front porches, and are built close to the street. There are only five or six completed, but I'm assuming that they are planning to build more.

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Yeah, this is one of the nicest infill projects in the city.  I wish all the infill projects were built like this one, instead of like some of the sprawlier crap going in elsewhere.  It helps that these are all different, have front porches, and are built close to the street.  There are only five or six completed, but I'm assuming that they are planning to build more.

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Those are nice.

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I need to stop slacking off on photo of the day....

Friday, March 18, 2005

The Capitol Square Building is being renovated into lofts; however, work on the building seems to have stopped for some reason.

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I haven't seen anything different happening there in two months.  Nice photo though.

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I believe the last time I saw anyone working there at all was late October or early November. The building looks the same now as it does in that photo, except that the trim around the windows and doors on the first floor has been painted green.

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I believe the last time I saw anyone working there at all was late October or early November.  The building looks the same now as it does in that photo, except that the trim around the windows and doors on the first floor has been painted green.

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Maybe their waiting for the winter thaw?

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^ That's a possibility.  Afterall, it's difficult to do renovations when you don't have any windows.

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I didn't even think of that, haha. I'm just really impatient when it comes to the city....

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Sunday, March 20, 2005

The 32 story David Stott Building was constructed in 1929 by F. H. Martin Construction Company. The building was designed by Donaldson & Meier, and rises 437 feet above the street. The electricity was shut off in the mid 1990s and all the tenants moved out. Since that time, the building has been undergoing a floor-by-floor renovation. Tenants currently occupy floors 16 through 32.

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Wow great job on the Industrial Bank Bldg.

I've never seen a nice shot of the sun on it like that!

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Thanks. It's just what happens when I spend too much time downtown. :lol:

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What day was that taken?

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The afternoon of October 2, 2004...the day we were supposed to go to the roof of the Penobscot Building. It's too bad that didn't work out; it was a beautiful sunny day.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The latest mural on the side of the Detroit Commerce Building (formerly the People's Outfitting Company).

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Nice photos Allan! Ok, so I'm still confused on the Stott. Are the lower floors being renovated into office space, which will mean the tenants who are on the higher floors will have to move to the lower floors, and then we will see a conversion to condos on the upper floors?

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Nice photos Allan!  Ok, so I'm still confused on the Stott.  Are the lower floors being renovated into office space, which will mean the tenants who are on the higher floors will have to move to the lower floors, and then we will see a conversion to condos on the upper floors?

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Who knows. I'm under the impression that it's still just an idea they are throwing around.

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Who knows.  I'm under the impression that it's still just an idea they are throwing around.

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Its gotta be an idea. Everything starts out with an idea.

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Allan,

do you know what the deal is on why this building looks so dirty. I know they tried to clean it a while back, did they get to the whole thing, because it looks like they just stopped.

It would also be amazing if they lit up the top. Has that ever happened?

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Allan,

do you know what the deal is on why this building looks so dirty.  I know they tried to clean it a while back, did they get to the whole thing, because it looks like they just stopped. 

It would also be amazing if they lit up the top.  Has that ever happened?

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They never finished, because they ran out of money. You can tell where they didn't clean. Part of the reason it looks dirty is just because of the nature of the stone they used on the facade. The top was lit up for a while after it was built. There has not been lighting on it since probably the 1960s, although I could be wrong.

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They never finished, because they ran out of money.  You can tell where they didn't clean.  Part of the reason it looks dirty is just because of the nature of the stone they used on the facade.  The top was lit up for a while after it was built.  There has not been lighting on it since probably the 1960s, although I could be wrong.

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The lower part was cleaned up right?

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