Detroit Public Television will air “Up from Ashes,” at 8 p.m. this Thursday (June 11)  on channel 56.

Viewers can relive how the building came into existence and find out how developers harvested hundreds of ash trees that were devastated by the emerald ash borer, and used the trees to build what is arguably one of the most storied and breathtaking libraries in Metro Detroit.

Produced by KDN Films Inc. in Madison Heights, “Up from Ashes” takes us through every stage of development, from the architectural drawing boards to the 1-ton draft horses that harvested lumber for O’Neal Construction Inc.

(I can’t find it on WTVS’s broadcast schedule.  Anybody else have any luck?)

The Traverwood Library was designed by inFORM studio of Northville who recently won an AIA Michigan Design Award for the project.

Traverwood Branch [ via Ann Arbor District Library ]
Traverwood Library [ via inFORM studio ]
2009 AIA Michigan Design Award [ via AIA Michigan ]


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