Packard Plant Ruin Porn – Detroit Drone Aerial Video -‘What’s Going On’ Marvin Gaye

Packard Plant Ruin Porn - Detroit Drone Aerial Video -'What's Going On' Marvin Gaye



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Music by the talented Marvin Gaye / Motown Records

The 3,500,000-square-foot (325,000 m2), plant was designed by Albert Kahn and is located on over 40 acres (0.142 km2) of land on East Grand Boulevard on the city’s east side. It included the first use of reinforced concrete for industrial construction in Detroit.

The Packard plant was opened in 1903 and at the time was considered the most modern automobile manufacturing facility in the world with skilled craftsmen who practiced over eighty trades.[citation needed]
The factory complex closed in 1958, though other businesses operated on the premises or used it for storage until the late 1990s.
A number of the outer buildings were in use by businesses up through the early 2000s. In 2010, the owner of the last remaining lessee, Chemical Processing, announced his intention to vacate the premises after 52 years. As of March 2012, however, Chemical Processing remains on the premises, and the company’s website still lists its Packard address on Concord Street.

Since its abandonment, the plant has been a haven for graffiti artists, urban explorers, paintballers and auto scrappers, and much of the wiring and other building material has been scavenged. In one incident, vandals pushed a dump truck off of the fourth floor. Karen Nagher, the executive director of the nonprofit organization Preservation Wayne, stated that she was irked to see people come from “all over the world” to poke around Detroit. “Piece by piece, they’re disassembling those buildings, making it harder and harder to restore them”.
Despite many years of neglect and abuse, the reinforced concrete structures remain mostly intact and structurally sound as of 2013. Portions of the upper floors of several small sections in various buildings have collapsed or been partly demolished and lay in ruins in the wake of several aborted attempts at demolition over the years.
The City of Detroit has pledged legal action to have the property demolished or secured. Dominic Cristini, whose claim of ownership is disputed, was said to be conducting construction surveys in advance of full-scale demolition as of early 2012.
On February 5, 2013 it was reported that aluminum letter placards spelling the Nazi Slogan “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Makes Free) were placed in the windows of the E. Grand Boulevard bridge. Community volunteers promptly removed the letters.
Due to tax delinquency, the 43 parcels comprising the plant were put up for auction in September 2013. The starting bid was $975,000 (the amount owed in taxes) and there were no takers. Another auction is scheduled for October 2013 and the starting bid will be $21,000 ($500 per parcel.)
In April 2013, it was announced that AMC’s Low Winter Sun would be filming around the location.
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37 thoughts on “Packard Plant Ruin Porn – Detroit Drone Aerial Video -‘What’s Going On’ Marvin Gaye”

  1. awesome footage man. I'm a drone enthusiast(have a p4) and I've been wondering what the attitude is toward drones there. I've been wanting to head down there from Flint and take some aerials

  2. Driving in from Canada to the US is like driving into Mexico from the US. I lived and travelled in all 3 countries. The jobs will never come back. Food stamps Section 8 Medicaid will probably end at some time.

  3. Was just there today, 8/3/2015.
    Must have really been something back in the heyday of  "America's Rolls-Royce"
    Wouldn't want to  go rambling thru those ruins, as they're pretty well dilapidated.
    This drone view was the next best thing.
    Btw, you should see the neighborhood that the plant is in, used to be some mighty fine homes around there. The folks that worked at PACKARD must have made good money.

  4. Pretty sad, this and the Michigan Central station. Great icons of a time gone by. Unfortunately we can bet they will never reopen those buildings, but I'm sure one day the City of Detroit will rebound, but not as we remember it.

  5. Lawyers, politicians and Unions made this.  The well educated created destruction. No poor people or factory workers did this. 

  6. My family is from the Detroit area and it's so sad to see it the way it is. From what I've seen, the blight has extended far beyond the city limits, in smaller cities such as Jackson, where they currently reside. It's not nearly as bad, but I visit every summer to see another local business vacant.

  7. First:  I want a drone!  Second:  I see no value in trying to restore this place. There may be structurally sound sections but probably cost less to build new.   Third:  it will likely cost hundreds of thousands if not millions to demolish and clean it up.  The soil is likely contaminated from the manufacturing and chemical processing.  Nobody is going to pony up the cash until there is a reason to even build something new.  For now, its a ruin for history.  They have already knocked down blocks of houses not that far away. THey have renovated a good amount of downtown. They really need to get rid of all this remaining blight.  The wheels of bureaucracy move too slow.  And what is sad is that this blight does not represent all of D.  There are still nice areas and neighborhoods.  Just google map streets you can go around and see.  Alot of the burned out houses are being removed, making it like a rural park like landscape.  Maybe the feds should fund a cleanup and just make it into a park, then maybe the surrounding areas can be either demolished or returned to good use. Pray for D. 

  8. It's hard to say I "Like" this video because I sure don't like what I see. Rebuilding Detroit is a daunting challenge. But if Pittsburgh can reinvent and rebuild itself, Detroit sure as hell can.

  9. One of the sweetest videos of the Packard i've seen. I haven't been down there in a year or so, lots has changed. Not sure I walk in there anymore, looks to be getting pretty dangerous!

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