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Posted on Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 2:31 p.m.

Images from the first day of demolition of City Place houses

By Jeff Sainlar

The first of seven houses was demolished Wednesday as construction work starts to clear space for the new City Place student apartments project on South Fifth Avenue in Ann Arbor.


Alan Goldsmith

Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 11:24 a.m.

I thought the commenter was joking--there IS a DENTAL AD inserted in the slide show. I suggest everyone who sees the add call the number and suggest this might not be very customer effect use of his advertizing dollars.

Alan Goldsmith

Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 11:22 a.m.

Was the Mayor driving the bulldozer? If not he was symbolically.


Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 10:34 p.m.

I love the shot straight through the orange construction fence, like your looking at a real crime scene or disaster area. Once this place gets built, what will have to write about??


Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 10:12 p.m.

It's good to see the little village of Ann Arbor grow again. Now lets focus on demolishing all of these antiquated fuel guzzling fire traps and build some real density in this city. We really need 50 to 80 story buildings in the down town area. Lets face it; if we don't build it, the University will! My ancestors lived in caves, but there is no-way I'm moving back home!


Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 9:08 p.m.

Cute to see and advertisement for a dentist in the middle of the slide show. Stay classy, Ann Arbor News.


Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 8:25 p.m.

This is a crying shame!


Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 8:16 p.m.

The neighbors and council members played a big game of chicken and lost.

John Q

Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 8:38 p.m.

The only game was the developers pretending that they could save the houses when their plan was financially unfeasible.

scott williams

Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 7:52 p.m.

Boy, its a good thing they got done with Octoberfest there in Germantown before this happened


Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 7:48 p.m.