To retain the historical integrity of the station, which first opened in 1913, the limestone blocks being used to replace the deteriorating stone on the façade will be sourced from the same Indiana quarry that provided the limestone during the original construction.
On a cold day in late December, Bryan J. Brincat dropped off several items in a construction trailer outside Michigan Central Station. The items included cast iron wall sconces, once positioned by the station’s elevator doors, cast iron decorative pineapple railing toppers and cast iron elevator buttons.
This week, Ford begins its renovation of 105-year-old Michigan Central Station in the historic Corktown neighborhood. In revitalizing this Detroit landmark into the centerpiece of a new campus, Ford seeks to shape the future of transportation.
Ford Motor Company is advancing its Corktown campus plans with the selection of its first architectural and construction partners that will work on restoring Michigan Central Station to its original grandeur.
Beginning Saturday, November 10, the HISTORY® channel and Ford F-Series are launching “Truck Weekend in America” – a six-hour prime-time programming event that puts the automaker at the center of original storytelling throughout the weekend.
This Sunday, July 1, The HISTORY Channel debuts a new documentary titled Detroit: Comeback City that charts the mutual rise, fall, and rise again of Detroit and Michigan Central Station – in the words of real Detroiters. The documentary airs at 9 p.m. eastern time.
Ford has acquired the iconic Michigan Central Station and plans to transform it into the centerpiece of a vibrant new campus in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood that will serve as an innovation hub for Ford’s vision for the future of transportation.