The State of Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is moving forward as the anchor tenant in the historic Globe Building. Located along Atwater near the Dequindre Cut and the Detroit riverfront, the DNR plans to build an adventure and discovery center within the manufacturing facility originally constructed in 1892 and known to be where Henry Ford apprenticed. Envisioned by the planners are a rock-climbing wall with zip lines, an interpretive forest, archery range and classroom space.
Construction is set to begin in fall 2012.
The studio visited the GM Tech Center in April 2011 and ran into a film crew from Michigan UnSpun. Here’s their footage.
Detroit (wwj) – Detroit: the land of opportunity? Boston documentary filmmaker Erik Proulx thinks so. Proulx is working on “Lemonade: Detroit” a documentary about people in the City of Detroit who are finding great opportunity in the economic downturn.
Artists, entrepreneurs and those who’ve been laid off are all finding they can take the moment of despair at being laid off and turn it into a moment of great opportunity.
“Detroit is one of the most inspiring places on the planet” says Proulx who says he discovered a treasure trove of stories when he was talking with a group of laid off workers.
They told him they were finally free to discover what they really wanted to do.