There are a lot of cranes in the Ann Arbor skyline these days, which,
obviously, is a good thing because it means some extensive construction
is happening. And, not in all cases, but in most, the University of
Michigan is to thank. Most of those cranes and most of Ann Arbor's
construction stems from the U.
Those who keep a close eye on local developments say the latest
construction boom, like many of those previous, is an example of how
Ann Arbor benefits from the presence of the University of Michigan.
While some of the big building projects are the work of private
developers, most of the biggest ones are university projects. And even
some of the private projects - two large apartment complexes marketed
for students, for example - are the result of the university's presence.
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