For decades the Michigan Central Station was the entry door to the city, the Ellis Island of Detroit. Built in 1913 by Warren & Wetmore, the same architects who built New York Grand Central Station, it was meant to be the triumph of the railway era. That same year Ford established his first assembly line. Erected a few miles from downtown, it was originally thought that the expanding city center would eventually reach it, but this never happened.
Michigan Central Station, 2007