Highland Park Was once the home of the original Ford Plant Located Along Woodward Avenue. the City sits in the middle of Detroit.
Birthplace of the moving assembly line, was the scene of numerous innovations in automotive mass production between 1910's was the and 1926. The buildings are notable for their use of reinforced concrete and architectural features that are characteristic of Kahn’s industrial work.
At the Highland Park Plant in 1913, Henry Ford introduced the first moving assembly line for cars. Within 18 months it took only 1.5 man-hours to build a Model T. The modern auto industry was born.
Henry Ford Alongside His Very Good Friend George Washington Carver
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER LAID THE BLUEPRINT FOR FORD BY SHOWING HIM HOW TO RUN HIS MANUFACTURING COMPANY BY DUPLICATING NATURAL PLANT REPRODUCTION
MR CARVER VISITED HIGHLAND PARK MANY TIMES
Although Highland Park never produced another automobile after 1927, the Ford Motor Company did not abandon the site. The enormous facilities were utilized to manufacture Ford trucks and tractors, as well as Ford automotive trim.
Sears Department Store located On Woodward Ave
This area was once called the "up the street". There were so many fun shops, from Davison to Six Mile Road. Winkelman's, Kresge's (where you could get a cherry coke for 6 cents and sit at the counter), Sander's, Cunningham's ... culminating in the heavenly aroma of hot buttery popcorn as we walked into Sears.
LET'S MAKE THE HISTORICAL CITY OF HIGHLAND PARK
A SMART CITY
LIGHT RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE
THE GATEWAY TO DOWNTOWN DETROIT. MOVING A HIGHER PASSENGER CAPACITY MORE EFFICIENTLY AT COST PER PASSENGER SAVINGS IS A PRIORITY FOR THE CITY
NFC - NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS
ALLOW CITIZENS, VISITORS, TOURIST, AND CITY WORKERS TO SHARE & ACCESS INFORMATION FROM BILLBOARDS, POSTERS, AND STREET SIGNS.
ENABLE THE POSSIBILITIES
CREATE A NEW STANDARD OF DELIVERING HIGH QUALITY CITY SERVICES AND USER EXPERIENCE
STIMULATING CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT