In Corktown, Ford starts renovations on its new headquarters

Ford began work on its planned $350 million renovation of Michigan Central Station. The historic building has been neglected for decades, so critical work needs to be done to stabilize it and protect it from further deterioration over the winter. Ford already has a 200 person advance team in Corktown, including the CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles. They are working from a renovated warehouse building that Ford purchased earlier this year. The space’s open, non-hierarchical design represents a big cultural shift from Ford’s Dearborn headquarters. It’s also a good indicator of what offices in Michigan Central Station may look like.

Michigan Central Station’s lobby

Michigan Central Station’s lobby