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Old 01-14-2015, 04:02 PM
 
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Gabriel Richard Building Promises Over 100 Future Apartments - Sold Stuff - Curbed Detroit

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Olde Building : Curbed Detroit

Gilbert Admits to Buying the Bamlet and Pierson Buildings - Sold Stuff - Curbed Detroit

Glass-Enclosed Restaurant & Patio Planned Downtown - Renderings Revealed - Curbed Detroit

Wayne State Flirts With Idea of Moving B-School Downtown - Rumormongering - Curbed Detroit

Wurlitzer Building Close to Becoming ASH NYC's Next Rehab - Rumormongering - Curbed Detroit

ALSO DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE 45 SQUARE BLOCKS BEING RENOVATED IN MIDTOWN DETROIT FOR THE NEW HOCKEY ARENA & THE FIRST LEG OF THE NEW METRO SYSTEM BEING BUILT.

Are there anymore vacant buildings in downtown Detroit besides the Book Tower, the Detroit Free Press Building, and the infamous Michigan Central Building?
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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Ya, downtown Detroit is definitely improving. There are few more vacant buildings than you mentioned, but the area has vastly improved from the 90s.
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:05 PM
 
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I love reading all these articles

In terms of vacant buildings I know the Book Tower has long had low occupancy but I have always been under the impression that it's constantly had SOME tenants no?
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I love reading all these articles

In terms of vacant buildings I know the Book Tower has long had low occupancy but I have always been under the impression that it's constantly had SOME tenants no?
It's completely vacant. However, there are very loose rumors that someone is looking for financing to renovate the building into a hotel. But again just very loose unconfirmed rumors.

The last actual news story about the building was years ago when the landlords were having financial trouble.
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Are there anymore vacant buildings in downtown Detroit besides the Book Tower, the Detroit Free Press Building, and the infamous Michigan Central Building?
There's still a lot. Downtown still has some 20% of vacant office space for most of the major highrises. Although, that's still a lot better than during the recession when it was up to 30%. But that doesn't include a lot of the smaller older buildings.

The current hurdle is that most spaces are either un-renovated and outdated or too small for any decently sized companies to move into.
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Old 01-17-2015, 01:18 PM
 
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The current hurdle is that most spaces are either un-renovated and outdated or too small for any decently sized companies to move into.
I'd settle for indecently-sized businesses springing up downtown.
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:37 AM
 
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Are there anymore vacant buildings in downtown Detroit besides the Book Tower, the Detroit Free Press Building, and the infamous Michigan Central Building?
Results of typing "vacant downtown Detroit buildings" into the search box of Curbed Detroit:

Still Vacant: Important Buildings Left Out of Downtown's Revival - Big Map of Emptiness - Curbed Detroit
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Results of typing "vacant downtown Detroit buildings" into the search box of Curbed Detroit:

Still Vacant: Important Buildings Left Out of Downtown's Revival - Big Map of Emptiness - Curbed Detroit
this is an interesting site. So many are slated for rehabilitation. There are more (Leeland comes to mind)
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...sells-for-5-8m

Gabriel Richard Building Promises Over 100 Future Apartments - Sold Stuff - Curbed Detroit

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...art-in-30-days

Olde Building : Curbed Detroit

Gilbert Admits to Buying the Bamlet and Pierson Buildings - Sold Stuff - Curbed Detroit

Glass-Enclosed Restaurant & Patio Planned Downtown - Renderings Revealed - Curbed Detroit

Wayne State Flirts With Idea of Moving B-School Downtown - Rumormongering - Curbed Detroit

Wurlitzer Building Close to Becoming ASH NYC's Next Rehab - Rumormongering - Curbed Detroit

ALSO DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE 45 SQUARE BLOCKS BEING RENOVATED IN MIDTOWN DETROIT FOR THE NEW HOCKEY ARENA & THE FIRST LEG OF THE NEW METRO SYSTEM BEING BUILT.

Are there anymore vacant buildings in downtown Detroit besides the Book Tower, the Detroit Free Press Building, and the infamous Michigan Central Building?
Left out David Whitney - just opened. BEAUTIFUL inside.
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