Ford to remake Detroit's most famous ruin

If you've ever been to Detroit, you've probably seen Michigan Central Station. And you've probably wondered why someone didn't just tear it down.

Visible from miles around, the 18-story building has been abandoned for decades and is, literally, a mere shell of its former self.

Now Ford has purchased the crumbling building and on Tuesday will announce plans to make it part of a major technology center.

"I remember the train station when it was vibrant and it was an awesome place." Ford chairman Bill Ford said in an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow.

Built in 1913, the Michigan Central Station was once a symbol of Detroit's importance as a center of American industry. Designed by the same firms behind New York City's Grand Central Terminal, the Detroit building included both a train terminal and a rectangular office tower. When it opened, it was the tallest train station in the world.

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