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The Ford Auditorium is Being Demolished

Hart Plaza • Downtown Detroit • July 25, 2011

 

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The Jefferson Avenue and river facades are covered with a mica-flecked blue granite in a basket-weave pattern.

 

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The sides of the building are clad in white marble to harmonize with the other buildings in the Civic Center Complex.

 

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Ford gave its approval when the city planned to remove the building as part of the waterfront redesign plans.

 

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The auditorium was approved to be demolished July of 2011 at a cost of $754,000 as part of the city's waterfront redesign plans.

 

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Demolition of the Ford Auditorium began on July 9, 2011 after being delayed a month because the city found more asbestos than expected.

 

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On February 14, 1965, the auditorium served as a historical stage for Malcolm X to deliver his last speech outside of New York before his death.

 

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