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Opened in 1913, Michigan Central Station (aka "Michigan Central Depot") is one of the most majestic and historic buildings in Detroit. Although it was built with the grandeur of New York City's Grand Central Terminal, many factors contributed to its decine and final closure in 1988. All that is left now is an empty shell that has fallen victim to neglect and the force of the elements.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The photos in this set were taken between 2006 and 2009 when the station was in its greatest state of despair—wide open with scrappers, vandals, and everybody else coming and going as they pleased. My goal was to document the entire building before talk of its demolition became reality. Since 2010, the building has been sealed and a perplexing and slow restoration operation has begun. Exploration is not recommended.