Detroit’s Kronk Gym, the storied and world-renowned boxing powerhouse that produced more than 30 world champions, most notably Tommy Hearns, is being demolished today after it was gutted by two suspicious fires in the past year.
The once-elegant University Club was gutted by a second-alarm fire after the owner neglected the building.
The billionaire Ilitch family and their companies have raked in hundreds of millions of tax dollars while demolishing dozens of buildings – some of them historic – in Detroit since the 1980s.
Billionaire Dan Gilbert admitted his company’s controversial ad “was tone deaf, in poor taste and does not reflect a single value or philosophy that we stand for.”
A federal lawsuit claims Mayor Duggan conspired with the school board to deprive residents of the right to vote on whether billionaire Pistons owner Tom Gores should receive more than $55 million in public financing.
Coleman Young Jr. said the relationship between his late father and Mike Ilitch built “the blueprint for Detroit’s future.”
Construction at the new Red Wings arena has been suspended for a day to pay respects to the worker.
An iconic synagogue in Detroit has brought Jews and Christians together to transform the 95-year-old building into a mixed-faith community center.
Since the city of Detroit announced the location of the new Red Wings arena in June 2013, at least 15 houses or buildings have been demolished within three blocks of the site.
Used condoms, broken glass and dozens of exposed needles are scattered around the crumbling properties, where a heroin overdose victim was recently found.