Roxbury has partnered with Detroit-based Walbridge on the renovation of the historic Globe Building at Detroit's William G. Milliken State Park on the city's east riverfront. The 150-year-old Globe Building, located on Atwater between Orleans and St. Aubin streets in Detroit, will be transformed into an Outdoor Adventure Center. Built in 1860 to house the Dry Dock Engine Works, it was formerly utilized as one of the largest ship-building facilities on the Great Lakes. The Globe Building is an example of early structural steel construction. The plans preserve the majority of the building's original steel framing whle augmenting the original structure to incorporate elements of new construction as part of a $12.8 million renovation of the facility. The project will transform the Globe Building into a Michigan Department of Natural Resources year-round public facility which supports recreational, event and educational initiatives for the Millikan State Park and the park system generally. The new center will feature a variety of hands-on and interactive activities and displays designed to provide visitors with a greater appreciation for the State's diverse outdoor and recreational offerings as well as classroom and meeting venues available to the public. The customer service center opened in June of 2014 and the majority of construction has been completed. The entire facility will soon be opened to the public.
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