Formally dedicated in 1914 as the main intercity passenger rail depot for Detroit, it served as such until January 1986. After it closed, it soon fell into disrepair and became an international icon for the downfall of the city, as well as for iconic abandoned urban structures. Over the years people have risked bodily harm and arrest by illegally gaining entry to either party, take photos, or often other nefarious activities. On the 1st of May, 2011 I was ipersonally nvited to have unfettered access and capture the interior of the station during daylight hours, something that had only been offered to a handful of persons. Many of the photos you will find in this gallery are from that day. Coincidentally, that particular day also saw demonstrations and protests of the "Occupy Wallstreet" movement, which took place along a route that had a stop in front of the station. So some of the pictures that you will see here I took from the top floor of the people who were demonstrating that day.