The train station has stood as a symbol in the city for 105 years and its now getting a second lease on life. Last month Ford announced its purchase of the train station and opened the train stations doors to visitors.
The last time I had been in the Michigan Central Station I was about 17 years old. It wasn't the safest adventure I went on, but it was worth it. The best way to describe what it was like to be in the station was, that it was like being inside the Titanic. I was so surreal to be inside something so grand, yet so vacant.
More than 20,000 people showed up over the weekend to take a glimpse at the buildings iconic past and take a sneak peak into the stations future.
Walking into the station, was like walking into a blast from the past. Only this time it was legal. However, I did make my way up to the buildings 13th floor via elevator. I'm not quite sure that part was included in the tour from what I hear. I guess you get a long way when you act like you belong. It was MEGA COOL.
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My tour of the train station certainly left me with a different feeling than last time. For so long the building was a symbol in Detroit that was almost a metaphor for the shape the city was in. A place that used to be bustling, busy and full of wealth, but was now abandoned and broke. My first tour left me in awe, yet upset to set my eyes on something so beautiful and left behind.
This time however, my visit to the station left me with a feeling of hope and excitement for the city. I've said it time and time again, but Detroiter's have grit. The city is experiencing a revitalization, and the train station continue to serve as a symbol in the city. However, this time a symbol of Detroit's resurrection. Every set back is a setup for a comeback and the train station is just one way to show the world that Detroit really does hustle harder and we're a force to be reckoned with.
Detroit Let's Get It,
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