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Packard Motor Plant

Detroit, Michigan

Packard made cars in Detroit until 1957, when this plant closed. The building itself was designed by famous architect Albert Kahn, and is one of the very first massive factories built out of reinforced concrete (a style that became the norm soon after). The complex (over 15 massive factory buildings) was built in 1909 and is one of the most dilapidated, decaying buildings in Detroit. Scrappers have ravaged the buildings, going so far as removing rebar and causing collapse. The Packard Plant has also become a hotspot for arsonists, debris in the building is set on fire on nearly a weekly basis.

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Arson is a weekly occurance at the Packard plant, remnants can be seen here.

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The Packard plant is a very large complex of buildings.

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Abandoned Packard complex.

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Trash and debris are piled up all around the abandoned auto plant.

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Abandoned street running through the Packard complex.

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Abandoned Packard complex.

Packard Motor Plant
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Looking down the rear of the complex.

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