Thursday, April 3, 2008

Hart Plaza remake

The Free Press's John Gallagher discusses plans for a greener Hart Plaza with an outdoor amphitheater. The amphitheater would replace the vacant Ford Auditorium and possibly house the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the summer. The plaza itself would be recast as a park with greenery and trees.

This would be a wonderful improvement over the present: an abandoned theater and an unbroken sea of hard, ugly concrete. The catch, of course, is money. The remake would cost $40-50 million, and neither the city nor foundations have stepped up yet to finance it. But here's what it might look like:

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Kazilar said...
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