Archinect - News 2015-11-28T13:33:03-05:00 How Detroit can learn to revive its derelict industrial sites from other cities Alexander Walter 2015-07-13T15:43:00-04:00 >2015-07-15T20:14:31-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Heading east along I-94 from Detroit&rsquo;s resurgent Midtown area, two massive structures loom on the horizon. For passing drivers, they&rsquo;re awe-inducing symbols of both the city&rsquo;s former industrial might and the dismaying scale of its post-industrial challenges. [...] At the Center for Community Progress&rsquo; May Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference, planners and developers discussed examples from around the world of cities that are finding opportunity in derelict industrial properties.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Repurposing Old Rail Stations in the Rust Belt: What Buffalo, Detroit, and Cincinnati can tell us about adaptive reuse</a></p><p>Related on Archinect's sister site Bustler:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reanimate the Ruins winners reimagine Detroit&rsquo;s Packard Motor Plant</a></p> Brian Libby on a possible future for Centennial Mills, Portland's last large industrial relic Alexander Walter 2014-12-23T13:42:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T17:55:16-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With a golden patina to their aged brick, these former flour and seed mills provide a striking contrast to the shiny new condo towers of the adjacent Pearl District, and their proximity to this burgeoning area could also make for an ideal riverside destination. [...] He has approached Frank Gehry to design a glass-ensconced event center and Lin to design a pedestrian bridge over busy Naito Parkway.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Earlier this fall, we had the pleasure of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Libby</a> joining us live to discuss the future of the controversial <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Graves-designed&nbsp;Portland Building</a> on Archinect's podcast, episode 3:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Keep Portland Architecture Weird!</em></a></p><p></p> Sims Municipal Recycling Facility, Designed by Selldorf Archinect 2013-11-19T20:25:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T22:36:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... instead of letting engineers design the plant, as often happens at an industrial site, Sims hired Selldorf Architects, a glamorous New York firm known for doing Chelsea art galleries and cultural institutions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>