Michigan Central Station

Michigan Central Station

Detroit, Michigan
United States
Michigan Central Station

TYLin provided structural engineering services for the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of Michigan Central Station in Detroit, Michigan.

This historic renovation project is part of the Ford Motor Company’s new transportation innovation development. Renovation scope includes four distinct work areas, including the office tower, main waiting room with Guastavino tile vaults, concourse and site structures, and un-excavated below-grade areas. The office tower will be adaptively reused as a boutique hotel.

The assessment and repair strategy for the exterior envelope includes the stone base and balustrade around the north waiting room, the brick cladding at the tower, and the terra cotta detailing at the 12th floor Juliet balconies and roofline cornice.

Work to-date has included on-site review of existing conditions via swing stages and Fraco mast climbers, identification and completion of a probe campaign, analysis of on-site findings and material testing, and the development of repair packages.

Project Highlights:

  • Originally constructed in 1912 and designed by Warren & Wetmore and Reed & Stem, Michigan Central Station consists of a train station and 18-story office tower.

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