Hard Hats No Heels at Michigan Central

Date April 13, 2023
Location Michigan Central
Time 3:30 - 6:30 PM
The 2023 Hard Hats & Heels event is now SOLD OUT. We hope that you can join us for other exciting events in the near future.
No other building symbolizes the past, present and future of Detroit more than Michigan Central Station. When this soaring Beaux-Arts building opened in 1913, it was the tallest train station in the world for a time and Detroit was prospering. At its busiest, the station handled 200 trains and 4,000 customers daily. As Detroit’s economy slowed, so did the traffic coming in and out of Michigan Central Station. The final train departed in 1988 and it sat abandoned until Ford became the new owner in 2018.

Soon, The Station will be an iconic, mixed-use hub for Michigan Central, Detroit, and the world. The grand waiting room, arcade and concourse will be welcoming public spaces for all to enjoy while the tower will be transformed into modern offices. Features include community and event spaces, public art, ongoing programming, activations, restaurants and retailers. It will begin to open mid-2023 with initial occupancy and activation as part of a phased approach. 

Flat, closed-toe shoes are required.

Featured Speaker:

Melissa Dittmer, Head of Place, Michigan Central, Ford 

Melissa Dittmer, Head of Place at Michigan Central – Ford, will provide a project overview and highlights prior to the tour. Melissa leads a team that oversees all aspects in the creation of place for the Michigan Central Station and Ford’s growing innovation district – strategy, planning, architecture, design, construction, and development. 

Members: $100
Non-Members: $150

3:30 PM Registration and Networking at the Book Depository Buidling
4:10 PM Welcome, Announcements
4:15 PM Project Overview
4: 30 PM Project Tour - Michigan Central
5:30 - 6:30 PM Refreshments and Networking at the Book Depository

Michigan Central, Book Depository
2050 15th Street 
Detroit, MI 48216
Thank You to Our Gold Sponsors!







Thank You to Our Silver Sponsors!

Barton Malow
Giffels Webster
Kirco Manix
RAM Construction Services
Strategic Energy Solutions


Cancellation Policy:
By registering for this Premier event, you are indicating that you will pay the required fees. If you are unable to attend, notification of cancellation is required prior to the final headcount confirmation given to the event caterer/location vendors (2 weeks/10 business days prior to the event) in order to receive a refund. Premier events have extended deadlines for firm headcounts to both caters and location vendors.  The specific deadline date is dependent on each event and the vendors involved.  If you do not attend the event but have not provided notice of cancellation according to this policy, you will still be responsible for payment.
Cancellations should be submitted by EMAIL to admin@crewdetroit.org.
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