Posted: Feb 23, 2008 2:35 pm
The Sheahan Pumping Station (just east of UofM) is a really cool old Art Deco complex from the 30s. My firm is currently trying to figure out how to retrofit it to be able to withstand earthquakes upwards of a 6 without altering the facade. I was reminded by this picture
where you can see the parapet braced back to the roof (we'll probably end up doing a similar thing on the old roofs of the pumping station.
Unfortunately, thanks to 9-11, you can't get within throwing distance of the place. It's a bunch of cool old buildings though.
My wife said that when she was in high school, people used to go to the stone monument yard (where Evelyn dead ends west of Cooper?) to take pictures for photography class/smoke weed. She said it was kind of cool.
As archaic and run down as the exhibits in the Pink Palace are, I love going there and smelling the formaldehyde.
And one time I found a bunch of old porno, spent lighters and tin foil in the woods of Overton Park.