Monday, June 08, 2009

New Use for Franklin Furniture Building

The Thompson Education Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan recently announced funding for a 94,000 square-foot high school tied to the University Prep Science and Math Middle School in Detroit. The Albert Kahn designed Franklin Furniture building in Rivertown will be renovated to house the high school in time for the 2010-2011 school year.



The building as it looks today.

Click over to Model D for the rendering.

4 comments:

KEISHA WAGER said...

IM AN URBAN DEVELOPMENT MAJOR AT WAYNE STATE AND THIS FROM THE OUTSIDE, IS A WONDERFUL PROJECT, HOWEVER WE ARE BUILDING NEW SCHOOLS WHEN SO MANY OF OUR OLD SCHOOLS ARE NOW EYE SORES FOR OUR INNER CITY NEIGHBORHOODS. WHERE IS THE NEW DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS PART OF DETROIT... WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SEE CHANGE HERE?

LET ME KNOW AT DV4613@WAYNE.EDU

Anonymous said...

As soon as ignorant and corrupt people stop running Detroit. It started with Coleman Young and continues. Put your friends on the payroll, raise taxes and steal and spend until your heart is content. These clowns aren't fit to run a MacDonalds let alone billion dollar city budgets. In competent at everything except theft

GReg said...

I remember I used to visit that building and I thought that it was enchanted or something.

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