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Owners of Detroit's vacant, hulking 105-year-old Michigan Central Station announced Monday that they've sold the iconic symbol of Detroit's fall from greatness to Ford Motor Co. for redevelopment.
Matthew Moroun, son of building owner Manuel 'Matty' Moroun, said Dearborn-based Ford's Blue Oval logo 'will adorn the building.'
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The announcement came in front of the 500,000-square-foot (46,000-square-meter), 18-story station that closed in 1988.
'The next steward of the building is the right one for its future,' Moroun said. 'The depot will become a shiny symbol of Detroit's progress and its success.'
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Moroun said Ford plans to disclose details of the redevelopment soon.
An announcement is planned next week, Ford said. After years of failed plans, talk has centered on redevelopment spearheaded by Ford.
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'These are exciting times for Ford and Detroit,' Ford said in a statement Monday.
It said the June 19 announcement 'will be a historic day for Detroit, the auto industry and the future of Ford.'
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Ford recently began moving about 200 members of its electric and autonomous vehicle business teams into a refurbished former factory near the train station.
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