Web
Analytics
Report - - Michigan Central Station (depot) Detroit, Mi July-Sept 2011 | European and International Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Michigan Central Station (depot) Detroit, Mi July-Sept 2011



Slimspidey

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
I have seen this covered here before but much like anything different perspectives and people can bring different photos. On top of that the place is so large you can explore multiple times and always find something new, hence my many returns.

As of now they are in the middle of either abating the building and possible restoring it. They have removed all the broken glass in the windows and have started to remove asbestos, lead, etc.

Built in 1912 it was the worlds tallest train station with the addition of the 13 floors of office space that was never fully filled. The uppermost floors were never finished.

The last train pulled out of the station in 1988 and has sat vacant since. It was purchased by the Detroit International Bridge company in 1996 and fences were put up but nothing done about the deterioration till recently.

Multiple Movies were filmed here, including Transformers and The Island.

On with the pictures...

View from the front

clouds.jpg


Even though the office has 13 stories in the office the building is 18 stories tall, I ran all the way up to catch this sunrise over Detroit

sunriseD.jpg


The ramp that lead down to the trains

ramphdr-1.jpg


Waiting lobby

FBDSC_3481.jpg

FBDSC_3479.jpg


Main lobby

FBDSC_3474.jpg


View down into the lobby

FBDSC_3463.jpg


DSC_4886.jpg


The crank used to open the main lobby windows

DSC_4888.jpg


Main Elevator bank

DSC_4907.jpg


A pano of an elevator bank on one of the upper floors

bankpano-Copy800.jpg

Here is a link to a larger size
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/slimspidey/Michigan Central/bankpano-Copy.jpg

From the top

DSC_4537.jpg


Some random Graffiti

DSC_4204.jpg


DSC_4207.jpg


DSC_4539.jpg


View of the Motorcity Casino from the 13th floor
13thfloorHDR.jpg


This is how bad the place has been stripped, missing wood paneling, electrical, even bricks and metal stair treads!

DSC_4523.jpg


DSC_4796.jpg


A rock pile an artist did on the 6th floor

DSC_4849.jpg


Spider web in the morning sun

DSC_4477.jpg


13h floor, my favorite

DSC_4210.jpg


This is how much blight and dirt on the 12th floor

DSC_4552.jpg


Front facade

DSC_4512.jpg


12th floor

DSC_4163.jpg


From the space between the high rise and lobby

DSC_4158.jpg


Sorry for the length. If there is any questions feel free to ask, as they are rebuilding the place is now changing constantly
 

Attachments