LOOK: Close-Up On Michigan Central Station’s New Windows

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Recently, more windows have appeared near the top of the historic Michigan Central Station. More than 1,000 have been promised for a long time, but some of them are finally here. We snapped some shots earlier today.

Michigan Central Station gets windows

Today is the eve of a vote in front of the Detroit City Council in regard to a land swap deal of park land next to the Ambassador Bridge that’s controversial to many who live in the area.

Michigan Central Station windows detail

A little background on Michigan Central Station. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and opened in 1913. Restoration to viability for the structure continues to be a long process.

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Above and below are close up detail shots of the front.

Close up detail of MCS

In 2012 electrical service returned and since then there have been reports of progress in fits and starts. Previous reports say that a roof replacement is coming in the future, as well.

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An angle looking up so as to see some of the detail not as clear from straight on.

Detail of side windows MCS

The above view is from the side of the station.

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And a back detail shot..

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Also of course, here’s a wide angle from behind the station. It’ll be interesting to see if MCS owners actually follow through on their plans to add windows to the station, or if this is just another round of limited progress around rehabilitating one of Detroit’s most iconic buildings.

If you’re interested in seeing more of the station, you could check out this virtual Michigan Central Station. And here’s an idea on just what MCS could become.

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