The Detroit News announced today, "Moroun's company hires architectural firm to restore Michigan Central Station," a historic depot, "which has sat empty for the past 23 years and become the centerfold of Detroit ruin porn," reporter Jonathan Oosting writes. According to the article The Detroit International Bridge Company, owned by businessman Manuel "Matty" Moroun, has hired Quinn Evans Architects of Ann Arbor to "design a restoration plan for the windows and roof."
Although the depot might look likes it's falling down, it is actually "structurally sound." Elisabeth Knibbe of Quinn Evans Architects told the Windsor Star that the dilapidated building "doesn't really scare me. The bones of the building are solid and we can do something with it. There is a lot of potential there," she said. Moroun's son and vice chairman Matt Moroun thinks; "It is an important first step to helping return the building to its rightful place among the great Detroit landmarks."
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