See them up there in the middle of the top row? Two whole windows have appeared at Michigan Central Station, which has to be a good sign, right? Maybe. According to a November post on Talk to the Station by Nora Moroun, wife of station owner Matty Moroun, the station is being prepped for window and roof replacements. Will we soon see more shiny new windows? And if so, why wouldn't they just announce that? While having electricity restored has given us a much more cheerful facade at night, the majority of the most recent "improvements" (boarding up basement windows, gutting the mezzanine roof, cleaning up debris, adding a flagpole and holiday decorations) all have relatively small price tags for a billionaire owner. Asbestos abatement is pricy, but it doesn't mean much--Moroun would have to do that even if he was going to tear the whole thing down. So what's the plan, Matty?
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