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subterranean
May 15, 2007, 4:30 AM
Sorry about the whites...it's a new camera and I'm still figuring out all the dings and whistles.

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View from the lofts...through a dirty window:

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The hallways. They had to put up drywall because of the government funding involved but they'll take it down in five years to expose the brick

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They told me:

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Evergrey
May 15, 2007, 8:19 AM
it's about time we see some Lansing photography on here! It looks lively... and under construction... thanks!

pdxtex
May 15, 2007, 9:44 AM
ten years on, and i still have a soft spot for lansing...thanks for the memories MSU.......

Jularc
May 15, 2007, 1:22 PM
I dont think I ever seen Lansing so well presented before. Thanks for the photos. :)

flar
May 15, 2007, 1:28 PM
Lansing, right on! Thanks for the tour.

subterranean
May 15, 2007, 3:14 PM
Thanks for the comments guys! It was a beautiful day, and I couldn't resist.

LMich
May 15, 2007, 11:28 PM
Yep, you made the city look really great. Maybe, I'll finally get in another weekend tour, soon.

Michi
May 15, 2007, 11:51 PM
Wow! Great job, sub. :)

I'm just blown away by the development on Michigan Avenue. I can really envision a dense streetscape and urban corridor all the way to MSU. Simple changes to the built environment can really speed vision and design, as well as taking risks in economic development. People will see that and say, "hey, this is the type of urbanity that people want to live in. Let's build more."

Two questions about this photo:
What is being dug? And does anyone have a "before" picture of the loft building in the background. I'm in for a chuckle.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/inthedeltawaves/DSC_0359.jpg

gatt
May 15, 2007, 11:51 PM
cool pics!how many people in Lansing?how far from Detroit?

subterranean
May 16, 2007, 1:23 AM
Michi, I'm sorry I don't have a before picture, but believe it or not it was covered entirely with a glass facade

subterranean
May 16, 2007, 1:25 AM
Sewers were being dug, I believe. Ask LMich.

Lansing Metro has about 250k, and is 88 miles from Detroit

gatt
May 16, 2007, 1:38 AM
thanks!

LMich
May 16, 2007, 1:49 AM
Lansing Metro is far larger than that. Metro Lansing has a population of 455,000, and a CSA (economic trading area) of 526,000. Even the urbanized (built up) area is 300,000.

Yeah, the streets are torn up for the decades long CSO (sewer separation) project, which was required by the feds because every time it would rain, raw sewage would flow into the Grand. This has been required of plenty of other municipalities in Michigan. I believe Lansing is in the middle of this project, it just so happens that it has hit downtown over the past few years, and deservedly so seeing as how much of the sewer system is well over 100 years old.

I think Michi already knew it was covered in glass, but probably wants someone to show what they did to it for everyone else. Here's a pic I took of it back in the summer of 2004:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/190/500272001_f096a10c5d_o.jpg

Tony
May 16, 2007, 8:20 AM
^ Whoa, so that beautiful building was released from it's glass prison or was it completely renovated to look the way it does now?

Great photos btw, regardless of the "whites". :P

LMich
May 16, 2007, 9:05 AM
The glass facade was simply hanged over the historic building, so all they had to do for the facade was take apart the glass facade system and rebuild the cornice and ground floor.

Ex-Ithacan
May 16, 2007, 2:55 PM
What? Here I thought it was a thread about Lansing, NY (a suburb of Ithaca). ;) :D

Nice set of pics, I really like the one of the ornate light fixture in front of the Capitol with the city behind it. And that's a dandy view from the lofts too. Thanks for the tour subt.

LMich
May 17, 2007, 9:01 AM
BTW, here's the structure under construction in the first picture of the thread:

http://home.comcast.net/~lmontg/wsb/media/1413483/site1031.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~lmontg/wsb/media/1413483/site1030.jpg

It's a start.

subterranean
May 17, 2007, 4:14 PM
They'll be "going, going, gone" in the stadium district