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junkyardjon
10-29-2010, 09:36 PM
i want this place bad! it would be a killer house/shop.

yall can't tell me this place ain't bad ass LOL
http://www.buildingsofdetroit.com/places/gar

Gas Man
10-29-2010, 11:38 PM
Just another aging sign of how great Detroit USE to be. There are so many of those great buildings. Look at the train station for christ sake.

junkyardjon
10-30-2010, 11:35 AM
train station was killer in it's day. now it's just way too big for anything usefull. it's a shame people love to steal and destroy everything.

now i think the GAR building could have a real good chance of being repaired. i would love to buy the place but that'll never happen LOL.

Bob
10-30-2010, 11:56 AM
Personally, I wish they'd just knock them all down already.

horrorbusiness
10-30-2010, 01:36 PM
As much as I would like to save historic buildings of Detroit, I never see the city returning to any kind of glory.
With that being said, If I was going to live in an ole building, I'd chose an old warehouse on the river front.

horrorbusiness
10-30-2010, 01:37 PM
the only reason the GAR is boarded up all pretty like that is because of Superballs XXL.

telecast
10-30-2010, 02:31 PM
Personally, I wish they'd just knock them all down already.

Like anything else, there are a wide array of opinions. Me, I like old architecture. I'd love to see every one of them restored.

When you stop and think about it, those buildings are still standing while the City-County building, built in the 70's, needs constant repair. A testament to the craftsmanship and work ethic of days gone by. No corner cutting, do it right the first time. Even more amazing when you consider there were no building inspectors back then. Of course if you line your pockets with cash instead of doing your job...

Interestingly, Detroit 1-8-7 shows a lot of the these buildings on the show. They must've went around and shot a bunch of stock footage to splice in when they want.

junkyardjon
10-30-2010, 02:48 PM
[QUOTE=telecast;19942]Like anything else, there are a wide array of opinions. Me, I like old architecture. I'd love to see every one of them restored.

When you stop and think about it, those buildings are still standing while the City-County building, built in the 70's, needs constant repair. A testament to the craftsmanship and work ethic of days gone by. No corner cutting, do it right the first time. Even more amazing when you consider there were no building inspectors back then. Of course if you line your pockets with cash instead of doing your job...


thats just it, some stood for over 100 years. that speaks for the craftsman ship of back then. i like old wood/stone/stained glass work, it's hard to find that stuff now a days. when you do, bend over cause it's gonna hurt :eek:

junkyardjon
10-30-2010, 03:04 PM
my one friend restores stained glass and it is something to see. check out his site.
http://pleasantviewglass.com/

edit... this is to show some real craftsmanship, not the plastic or window wraps they sell now.

Gas Man
10-30-2010, 06:17 PM
train station was killer in it's day. now it's just way too big for anything usefull. it's a shame people love to steal and destroy everything.

now i think the GAR building could have a real good chance of being repaired. i would love to buy the place but that'll never happen LOL.
I could have been turned into a casino, hotel, and train station... all in one. It's big for detroit but not that much in comparison to other buildings elsewhere.