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Michigan Central Station

2405 W. Vernor Hwy, Detroit

It's been a wild ride for old Michigan Central Station, or "the depot," as Detroiters insist upon incorrectly calling it. (The Fort Street Union Depot was torn down in 1974.) In previous Best of Detroit issues, readers have demanded it be razed and demanded it be rehabbed, sometimes in the same issue! Thankfully, it's getting a spit shine these days, though a few critics decried the new windows being put in, as the thicker mullions of the old windows enhanced the building's feeling of verticality. That said, the new windows will at least keep the elements out of this historic 1914 structure.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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