Jump to content

Detroit buys final riverfront silo site


Recommended Posts

On Monday the city finalized plans to buy the Cemex cement company on the Detroit River for $23 Million. The company is the last cement company operating on the east riverfront. Had the city not purchased the site, the riverfront recreation area would have had to be built around the site.

The two other cement plans were purchased for $46 million, and included an alternative site in southwest Detroit. Those plants will be demolished this summer. The Cemex company will be around a bit longer, however. The company is allowed to operate out of the plant for one year, and will be allowed to stay another year and a half if it decides to rebuild downriver. It is unknown when the company will leave.

The purchases of the cement silos were made using bond money that was originally supposed to be used for the casinos on the riverfront, until that plan was dropped.

Read More: http://www.freep.com/realestate/renews/silos12e_20050412.htm

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 4
  • Created
  • Last Reply

LOL, putting whales on the silos made more sense than putting whales on the Broderick, since at least those are by water, even though whales don't live in the Detroit river!

You might want to contact the folks at Cadillac Tower & tell them to paint a whale mural the entire height of the building, because putting it on the first several floors just isn't enough...it must cover the entire west facade. :lol:


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Messed up? I don't see anything messed up about it. That photo was taken before the Monroe Block was demolished in 1990. It was the last remaining complete block of 1880s commerical structures left downtown. Also note that Hudson's is still standing.

See this link for details: http://www.michiganhistorymagazine.com/det.../monroe_blk.pdf

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.