Last week, Ford invited the public to visit the property on Fri-Sat-Sun. 20,000 RSVPs were gone in hours. 6,000 were placed on a waiting list. Ford added a 4th day (Monday) to enable more people to visit. We were fortunate to get access.
On Sunday, Bill and Mary Lynn Cook arrived 1 hour early at 9:00 AM to tour the Michigan Central Station (official name). Hundreds were already in line for the 10 AM opening. Ford anticipates 5,000 people (2,500 from Ford) will work in the Michigan Central Station. 4 years from now, this building and the area west of downtown will be a hub of commerce for the first time in decades. Many people believe Ford’s investment will be in the $1 billion range which is truly great news for city of Detroit. As you will see, there is an incredible amount of work ahead.