Rooftop Cabins – What were you guys thinking?

The Rooftop Cabins, perched atop the historic El Moore building, may be the most creative and controversial element of our renovation project.  In Episode 1 of our podcast collection, “Stories of the El Moore,” we explain the series of decisions that led to the current design of the Rooftop Cabins, even how they got their name.  We cover all this from a triple bottom-line viewpoint…that is, addressing economic, community and environmental needs.  We are continually trying to find the innovative balance between all of them.   Take a listen, let us know what you think.

 

A view of the new doorwalls from inside the rooftop cabins.

A view of the new doorwalls from inside the rooftop cabins. (July 14, 2014 photo)

 

The cabins' metal siding is in place.

The cabins’ metal siding is in place. (August 11, 2014 photo)

 

Extension between elevator tower and rooftop cabins.

Extension between elevator tower and rooftop cabins. (Sept. 1, 2014 photo)

 

Floorboards ready to be laid in rooftop cabin

Floorboards ready to be laid in rooftop cabin. (November 3, 2014 photo)

 

View northeast

The view from the cabins – northeast.

 

View southeast

The view from the cabins – southeast.

 

View south

The view from the cabins – south.

Comments

  1. Bridget Tuohey says:

    Hi Tom and Jason! Enjoyed the podcast and I intend to explore your site on a regular basis. I wanted to follow up on a couple of things. First of all, my friend Lynne Twining did get in touch with you and I hope that she was able to provide you with some memories of the El Moore back in the day. I told her that she should come to Detroit, stay in one of the urban cabins and that I would plan a reunion party for the original neighborhood hipsters from the 60’s and 70’s. Also, I wanted to remind you guys that Ann Perrault was interested in the manager position. She could be a real asset in whatever capacity you choose for her – it seems like all of you have a similar business philosophy! Well, carry on, and keep me posted.

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