[nfbmi-talk] decorative ceiling collapses cadillac place

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Thu Feb 17 19:42:34 UTC 2011

Decorative ceiling collapses at Cadillac Place in Detroit's New Center


Mike Wilkinson / The Detroit News

Last Updated: February 17. 2011 1:47PM



Detroit— A large chunk of 100-year-old plaster fell this morning from the ceiling of the lobby at


Place, the home of 1,800 state workers in the New Center area.


"Nobody got hit, nobody got hurt," said Keith Paasch, director of building operations for the


Department of Technology, Management and Budget.



The collapse has forced the state to close the Grand Boulevard entrance to the lobby and divert traffic to the east and west sides of the building, Paasch



The decorative plaster, put up when the building was built about a century ago, fell just after 8 a.m., Paasch said. Not many people were in the lobby at

the time.


A number of state offices are in the building, including unemployment, the

secretary of state ,

the attorney general and workers compensation. It is located off Grand, just west of Woodward.


mwilkinson at detnews.com



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