Construction has begun on the first of several buildings that will be made out of shipping containers in Detroit.
Crews began erecting a three-story model unit on Trumbull in Corktown using nine old shipping containers.
The developer, Three Squared, plans to build a 20-unit apartment complex made of steel shipping containers at the corner of West Warren and Rosa Parks in Midtown. More container apartments are planned for an area behind the model unit.
Three Squared has commissioned Eric Lloyd Wright, the grandson of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, as the chief designer.
Another developer is planning to build a boutique hotel from shipping containers in the Eastern Market area.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.