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Detroit restoration projects polish up the city's gems

Andrew Norton

The restoration and cleanup that began in anticipation of Super Bowl XL coming to Detroit in 2006 has continued. This is what was hoped for by bringing an event such as the Super Bowl to town. Billions of dollars are currently being spent to restore the numerous architectural and artistic gems around the city. Businesses are popping up that specialize in restoration and jobs have been created as a result of the restoration boom.

The Detroit News reports -

In fact, the surge of renovations of historic structures in Detroit and across the state has created more than 26,000 jobs from 2000 through 2006, according to the State Historic Preservation Office. The 211 projects involving historic preservations generated $2.2 billion in economic impact, according to the state agency.

It's great to see old forgotten buildings and Detroit receive new life.

For more information, pictures, and virtual tours of the ruins of Detroit visit home of "The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit."