While the view of Michigan Central Train Station is breathtaking, the journey to the upper floors, to see the view, were quite an obstacle! Once entry was made, navigating around the first floor was a task. It was very dark (due to boarded up windows), and the ground was covered in bags of garbage, fixtures, clothes, papers, food cans, plates, and the overwhelming odor of “porta-potty” lead me to believe that I was stepping on or over all kinds of urine and feces, as well.
After walking around the bottom floor, we finally found the entrance point to the other part of the building and the upper floors. Thankfully a previous explorer or temporary tenant, left a turned over bucket and wood flank to assist with entry/exit to the other side of the sealed off floor. Once we made it to the other side, I could see what remained of the restaurant. We started climbing the stairs to the office spaces and OMG it was peely paint heaven! The long, curving hallways were eerie as the wind blew across the floor, slamming doors shut and creating a howling sound. It was definitely creepy. At the other end of the building, I located a second (better lit) starwell, where I swear I hard someone talking…but nobody was there. We opened office door, after office door, finding tons of business documents and records, old liquor bottles from a cabinet, couches, desks, chairs…you name it-it was there!