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MICHIGAN CENTRAL STATION

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Opened in 1913, Michigan Central Station is one of the most majestic and historic buildings in Detroit. After several decades of neglect and decay, the announcement in 2018 that Ford Motor Corporation has purchased the building and intends to restore it as part of a revitalized Corktown campus is wonderfully exciting news!

NOTE: The photos in this set were taken 2006-2010 when the station was in its greatest state of despair—wide open with scrappers and vandals coming and going as they pleased. My goal was to document the entire building before talk of its demolition became reality. With new plans to restore the building by 2022, I hope that this set will be the "before" images to a story with a happy ending.

Michigan Central Depot -- © 2008 Joe Braun Photography
The front of the magnificent Michigan Central Station in the early morning light. BUY PHOTO
Michigan Central Depot -- © 2008 Joe Braun Photography
The station dressed up in Halloween gloom. BUY PHOTO
Michigan Central Depot -- © 2008 Joe Braun Photography
Guardian of the main entrance. BUY PHOTO
Michigan Central Depot -- © 2008 Joe Braun Photography
Broken glass in the great window above the waiting room. BUY PHOTO
Michigan Central Depot -- © 2008 Joe Braun Photography
Looking up at the faux pillars outside the top two floors. BUY PHOTO
Michigan Central Depot -- © 2008 Joe Braun Photography
Nothing says "welcome home" like barbed wire. BUY PHOTO
Michigan Central Depot -- © 2009 Joe Braun Photography
MCS and the Roosevelt Warehouse on a cold winter day. BUY PHOTO
Michigan Central Depot -- © 2015 Joe Braun Photography
Roosevelt Park, circa 2015. BUY PHOTO

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