Michigan Central Station was built in mid-1912 through 1913 for the Michigan Central Railroad, it was the tallest rail station in the world. The building is located in the Corktown district of Detroit near the Ambassador Bridge approximately 1.2 km southwest of downtown Detroit. In 2011 work began to remove glass and asbestos from the thousands of window frames in the station. To date, the all floor windows have been removed. Work continues, though at a slow pace. (Wikipedia)
One of the major missions in Detroit was to sneak inside the Michigan Central Station. That is why I have come to Detroit…
Well, We have met another urban explorer Edward, who had been familiar with Urbex places in Detroit. But he said to us that it was extremely difficult to sneak into the place. Oh my god!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s cruel news for me, that made me very sad :(! That’s life… but I have to say that I’ll be back to Detroit and have revenge next time. I decided to view it from a fence outside instead 🙂 but wasn’t enough! Cazzo!
The station has appeared in several films. For example, was used for scenes in the movie Transformers in October 2006.
ミシガン中央駅保存会, Save Michigan Central.com
The The TomboyUrbex Detroit Expedition Tour 2012 Pt.01, Tomboy-urbex.com
Packard Automotive Plant – パッカード自動車工場 in デトロイト – , tomboy-urbex.com
The Lee Plaza – リー・プラザ – , tomboy-urbex.com
Jordy Meow • Japan & Urbex says
Don’t worry Ikumi, it probably looks much better from outside than inside 🙂 Like a lot of urbex locations actually. Is it strange that such an clearly abandoned building is that well protected, I guess they don’t want it to be covered by graffiti?
Graffiti is not good for them. I think so too. They want to save this building of historically valuable. I wanted to view the Detroit from the roof of station…Trust myself, I can do it to someday. 🙂
Jordy Meow • Totoro Times says
It’s probably doable. Haha, they should really build the Detroit Sky Tree so that we can appreciate all the ruins of the city in a glance 🙂
Haha,Nice Detroit Sky Tree 😀
Oh noes! It’s not difficult at all!!! 🙁 Hope you get another chance to have a look. It’s an amazing building!
It’s not difficult ?! Are you sure? I hope so. I hope to return to Detroit soon! Awesome building and locations. I love MCS 🙂
Oh yes! it’s one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. I was lucky and saw it at sunset: http://amble.residu.es/post/16766882787/michigan-central
If you drop me a line the next time you go I can tell you how I got in… (hopefully it hasn’t changed :))
I saw your photos. and I am also interested in the roof topping 🙂 I especially enjoyed your site. Kind regards,