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It’s difficult to believe, but roughly 22 years have passed since the famed J.L. Hudson’s building in Detroit was imploded.

Even though the building is no longer with us, a man was able to preserve part of the building, enabling it to still live on.

“I have great fond memories of going downtown to Hudson’s with my parents. As a child we went almost every week to go to the restaurant,” Alex Begin told Fox 2 Detroit. “And I remember how these elevators were a huge part of the experience when you went to Hudson’s.”

Watch the full video interview with Begin here.

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