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History Requiem for Detroit

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hudson48, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
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    Watched this on one of our free to air channels this week.It is a sad story of a once mighty city.Very compelling.

    Found the complete documentry on Youtube but just google
    Requiem for Detroit and there are other downloads.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OpXhd7iau8
     
  2. wow how sad to see so many homes just sit empty and so many good people black and white with out hope .
     
  3. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
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    I've seen this one before and oh so sadly true.
     
  4. butch27
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    The city motto "Burn one down - Get one free.
     

  5. troylee
    Joined: Jul 10, 2007
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    Makes me sad, it is even worse in person. We have just about stop going down town. My brother-inlaw sold his bld. this year, off of cass ave. He was the last of the family to leave. Still good people living in the city, hope things get better for them.
     
  6. BriggsBodied28
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    So tired of all the 'dead city' messages. Maybe a pertinent message 10 years ago. It's not news. It's time to move forward. The city is right-sizing its footprint. Perhaps someone will do a short about the positive things happening.... OH WAIT, that just happened and it was on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Time to look forward folks.

    Royal Oak, MI resident
    Chad
     
  7. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    You're "tired of hearing it" and it's "not pertinent"?...It's ALWAYS pertinent. Even the story of the fall of Rome is still pertinent. And considering the passion that most here feel for the cars of times-past, and the history of our country, it's EXTREMELY pertinent to us.
    hudson48...if you wouldn't have posted the link, I wouldn't have seen this documentary. Thankyou...I'm glad you did. There was in-fact some hope and positive ideas at the end of the piece. Much food for thought.
     
  8. Ah yes, more 'Ruin Porn' from Detroit...Yes, that's Detroit...so is this.

    The newly remodeled Book Cadillac Hotel...it sat abandoned for 30+ years.
    http://www.bookcadillacwestin.com/

    The new downtown YMCA.
    http://www.smithgroup.com/?id=441
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGp4A5res6o

    The newly remodeled Fort Shelby Hotel. It too sat abandoned for decades, but has been acquired by the Doubletree Group.
    http://doubletree1.hilton.com/en_US...etroit-Downtown-Fort-Shelby-Michigan/index.do
    http://doubletree1.hilton.com/en_US...troit-Downtown-Fort-Shelby-Michigan/dining.do

    The Illitch family (Little Caesar's Pizza) built an all-new Motor City Casino that is now a 4-Diamond Hotel with a little design help from one Chip Foose. The old remodeled Wonder Bread Bakery that was the temporary Motor City Casino may soon become a police station.
    http://www.motorcitycasino.com/PressRoom.aspx?Page=Overview
    http://www.gadling.com/2008/04/30/detroits-new-casinos-the-motor-city-casino/

    The new Detroit Riverwalk along the waterfront...it now stretches for miles along the river in pieces, soon to be joined into one long elegant strolling park.
    http://www.detroityes.com/news/070802/601pics/101.htm
    http://www.detroitriverfront.org/about/

    The new Rosa Parks Transportation Center. Just beautiful.
    http://www.archdaily.com/30880/rosa-parks-transit-center-ftl-design-engineering-studio/
    http://www.pbworld.com/ (play the video)

    The relatively new Ford Field, site of the 2006 Super Bowl. The brick structures at the edge of the property are remodeled versions of the Hudsons' department store complex, mostly demolished in 1998.
    http://www.detroitlions.com/ford-field/leasing.html
    http://www.picsearch.com/pictures/teams and sports/stadiums/super bowl stadiums/ford field.html

    The remodeled and re-purposed Campus Martius Park.
    http://www.campusmartiuspark.org/park_gardens.htm

    While it's been here a decade or so, here's the home of the Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/det/ballpark/index.jsp
    http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?45961-Comerica-Park-Pictures/page3

    The new MGM Grand Casino...It brings in more cash per day on average than the MGM in Las Vegas...
    http://www.mgmgranddetroit.com/
    http://www.hospitalitydesign.com/ho.../projects/e3i0823054a0d65c77487dc77d810ad99cd

    The Russell Industrial Center. A formerly abandoned factory that is now home to artists, filmakers and inventors.
    http://ricdetroit.org/2010/?id=home

    Ford's newly remodeled Rouge Center with something for everyone from the gearhead to the greenhorns.
    http://www.hfmgv.org/rouge/index.aspx

    The GM, formerly Ford's Renaissance Center, recently remodeled too.
    http://www.gmrencen.com/About/tabid/54/Default.aspx
    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dtwdt-detroit-marriott-at-the-renaissance-center/

    GM Heritage Center
    http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/

    Greenfield Village, The Henry Ford
    http://www.thehenryford.org/

    Something very traditional...Detroit's Eastern Market.
    http://www.detroiteasternmarket.com/

    Something else traditional here in Detroit. The beautiful, opulent Fox Theater.
    http://www.olympiaentertainment.com/venues/foxtheatre.jsp?dispPos (watch the slide show...amazing venue)

    Downtown Detroit in General...slowly improving.
    http://www.outsidepartnership.com/ (click on the 'Project Images and Inspiration' tab...many great pix of the slowly revitalizing downtown Detroit area)

    Try this little trailer that is from 'Lemonade Detroit' that features a handful of everyday people that are trying to make a difference in Detroit. The well-dressed gentlemen in the blue dress shirt and tie is Scott Monty, the head of social media marketing for Ford Motor Company. I love the mural artist's quote at the 30-33 second mark " It's hard to create a great civilization during a time of war"...well said, Sir.

    http://vimeo.com/14930143

    I'm one of Detroit's harshest critics from day-to-day but I will give the city and the people trying to make a difference credit where credit is due and point it out where applicable. The mainstream media loves to paint Detroit as if the entire city is war-torn ruins and while there are a
    lot of problems that will not be easily solved, and yes,there are a lot of empty buildings extant, there are some good things happening here-I've shown a few in my post above and more are coming, good things are happening. Please try and look past just the seemingly ubiquitous 'ruin-porn' to see the changes that are coming. Come to our Autorama, the Woodward Dream Cruise, Billetproof Detroit, the Sins of Steel...come back home to Automotive Mecca-Detroit.





     
  9. ChassisResearchKid
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
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    You forgot Slow's BBQ. That alone is worth a trip to the city. Todd. I LOVE THIS CITY.
     
  10. Deuces
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    .......... The wifey works at MotorCity Casino as a blackjack dealer...
     
  11. Deuces
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    It also used to be called the WINTER WONDERLAND.... Anyone remember the license plates???
     
  12. Good Point Todd !! Slow's BBQ is amazingly good.
    http://slowsbarbq.com/

    How about a little Rattlesnake?
    http://www.rattlesnakeclub.com/

    Anyone for a Coach?
    http://www.mattprenticerg.com/coachinsignia.html

    Let's go to Coney Island too...
    http://www.fancymag.com/hotdoglove.html
    http://www.americanconeyisland.com/home.htm

    Maybe we'll take a side trip to Cuba...
    http://www.vicente.us/

    Anyone for a Small Plate?
    http://www.smallplates.com/

    If you're so inclined for a chain restaurant...
    http://www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes3/cafe.aspx?LocationID=367&MIBEnumID=3

    Good Chili...Cheli's Chili...
    http://www.chelischilibar.com/

    Fish anyone?
    http://www.fishbonesusa.com/About/

    The Elwood...love the Elwood.
    http://www.elwoodgrill.com/

    Crepes for breakfast...lunch and dinner.
    http://www.goodgirlsgotopariscrepes.com/
     
  13. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    I just watched that. Its crazy to see. Lets buy it all and build it in our likeness. Make it ours.before the big corps. get ahold of it.
     
  14. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
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    Thanks for your hard work to show the changes being made.I particularly liked the video clip "Lemonade Detroit" http://vimeo.com/14930143

    I did look at all the sites you have shown and got a better feel for the city.

    I have always intended to visit Detroit but was a bit disheartened when I watched that documentary.Now with your update I see many positives that are happening and it looks like I would need more time when visiting than I first thought.

     
  15. koolkemp
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    Having been to the Detroit autorama a couple of times ,the city , the people and the history facinate me, I am just sorry I didnt get to see more of it, I would love to be driven around and see the historical sights by a resident who knows the history I hope to be able to go back one day...
     
  16. ChassisResearchKid
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
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    Being a ex-firefighter, my fire buddies from out of town always want to come and stay at my house for their vacation, go to Detroit, chase fire, visit old stations, and see the sights. They are from DC, N.Y city, and Philly. They also all agree that there is no other place like Detroit. They vacation in Detroit, not many people can say that (or would even consider it) The city has a lot to offer. The turn around would com e alot quicker if the corruption weren't so bad. Todd.
     
  17. Mickeypat
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    Vacationed in Detroit four years ago. Wife and grandson. The Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, toured the F150 plant and a first class zoo. Had a ball. More people should give it a try.

    Hope Dave Bing, the mayor, is wildly successful.

    Would love to visit for the Woodward Cruise, it is on my bucket list.:D
     
  18. I enjoyed Johnny Knoxvilles recent visit to Detroit,

    Part One:


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  19. Part 2:

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  20. Part 3:

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  21. 29nash
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    Yep. Dwelling on past misfortune can be of little value. I was born in the aftermath of the great depression. A lot of people used that circumstance as a crutch, as an excuse for not looking for ways to change their lives. They are still complaining.
     
  22. ChassisResearchKid
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    85 deg. Sunny out of work in 10 min. Riding the motorcycle to Detroit just for something to do. OK.........maybe Slows also.
     
  23. Vintageride
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    I have been in Detroit for almost twenty years. I love it.

    I have to admit, the seafood is not like the east and I miss the mountains.

    Lot's of stuff to do though. Music. Great restaurants and bars. Festivals almost every weekend.

    Plus you can usually can find a great a machine shop, parts store, interior, metalworking craftsman, painter, or chrome shop nearby. Back east, it generally meant you were going to drive to pick up your project.

    Vintageride
     
  24. 1935olds
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    Hopefully Bing will clean up the coruption that has plauged Detroit since Coleman Young. Its fun to go look around there and see whats left of Detroit but I don't do it without a clip full of hollowpoints.
     
  25. 53sled
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
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    James Arthur Baldwin "Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it"
     

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