Monday, February 26, 2007

After Ford plant closes in 2008, what next?
There's lot of speculation about the future of St. Paul's Ford plant. The last Ford Ranger pickup will roll out the door next year. Tim Nelson and Jason Hoppin of the Pioneer Press speculate that Google might consider a portion of the 123-acre site as a home for a Midwest data center. Others believe the site might be a great place for housing. Architects and average citizens get their chance to brainstorm about all this at an "Unauthorized Design" charrette. Sponsored by AIA St. Paul, the event takes place from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 at UAW Local 879. (Photo by Dan Oldre, from

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