Wednesday, December 12, 2012

it's been 57 years since the Packard plant in Detroit closed, it's been falling apart just longer than it operated. Why is it still sort of standing? All 37 acres of rubble? A good article to read at

Rome has its ruins, we have ours in Detroit.

 People may debate about which Roman ruin is the greatest. Some say it’s the Coliseum. Others vote for the Forum or the Baths of Caracalla. They’re all amazing.

 By consensus, the mother of Motor City ruins is the Packard plant.

 It doesn’t amaze, it dismays as a titanic industrial wreck: 35 acres of decay near the city center.

so begins a good article written by Steve Finlay, and the rest is at

its worth the read.


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