Before, after photos show transformation of Michigan Central Station in Detroit | Bridge Michigan

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  • Michigan Central Station will reopen Thursday, more than 36 years after the last trains rolled out 
  • Ford Motor Co. bought the abandoned station in 2018 and transformed it into the centerpiece of a $950 million tech and innovation campus 
  • The train station was originally built in 1913 and at its peak had 4,000 daily visitors 

Michigan Central Station, once one of Detroit’s biggest eyesores, will open this week for the first time since 1988 — following Ford Motor Co.’s six-year, nearly billion-dollar project to transform the former train depot into a center for advanced technology. 

The station, in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, was once bustling with over 4,000 daily visitors. It originally opened in 1913. 

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