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Mon December 3, 2012
The past and present of Detroit's Packard Plant
In the roaring 1920s, workers at the sprawling Packard Plant churned out luxury cars for Americans willing to spend.
Today, the plant is the poster child for urban blight. This shell of America's industrial past is a haven for urban explorers, graffiti artists, metal scrappers, vandals... the list goes on.
This morning, the Detroit Free Press released a special report, The Packard Plant: Why It Has to Go.
As one resident who lives next to the plant puts it...
"Because right now, the building as it is, it represents the future. And it's nothing. So we need somebody to turn our nothing into something."
Check out this stunning video on the Packard Plant from the Freep.