Detroit Reborn: The James Scott Mansion
Previously, I did a post about the extraordinary resurrection of Detroit, where I was born.
During the last five years, numerous long-abandoned skyscrapers have been restored, and across the city countless houses have been brought back from the dead.
The story of one structure, in particular, has astounded me: The James Scott Mansion.
Developer Joel Landy spent thirty-five years believing that the Scott Mansion could be restored, and resisted repeated attempts by the city to demolish the structure.
His decades of efforts were rewarded.
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Projects such as this deeply inspire me.
During my life, I have heard countless times: Oh! That old building is too far gone. Tear it down!
But in my experience, almost any old building, no matter its condition, can be brought back to life. And, once resurrected, an old building is no match for a new building. I mean…
The Scott Mansion, being renewed as twenty-seven apartments, should be completed this year.
Thank you, Joel Landy. Thank you.
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