When it comes to the future of the crumbling Wurlitzer Building, it's now worth indulging in a bit of cautious optimism. Let's award three subdued cheers to Kincaid Henry Building Group, which the Detroit News identified as one of the Wurlitzer's aspiring buyers. Based in Lansing, the company's website indicates a pride in completing "difficult and complex projects," which helps explain their interest in an ultra-narrow building known for raining terra cotta missiles upon its neighbors. Has anyone told them about the Metropolitan Building? A Wayne County official claims that a residential conversion is the plan, which would be great news for an area short on housing. That being said, we'll be more than thrilled just to see this unique tower saved from what has long appeared to be an inevitable demolition.
· Detroit's Wurlitzer Building safety is checked before sale [Detroit News]
· All Wurlitzer Coverage [Curbed]