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    i suppose it's not recommended entering this building...without a hard hat. [ since you all like this and are curious as of when it will collapse i'll try and drive by every now and then, take the picture again and upload it on flickr ]

    this building in november 2006
    this building in may 2006
    a close-up of the stabilizers
    this building in march 2006

    ...kranich, pepperminta, dvux, and 71 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. verybigjen 98 months ago | reply

      alas no amount of money can fix that house, or insure it incase it fell one someone when it finally went over. Plottig out the floor plan and rebuilding would be infintiely cheaper than trying to save somethign so far gone. If someone had only tried to save it thirty years ago.

    2. 98 months ago | reply

      Yep, I am quite sure, Hard Hat, and some damn good INSURANCE.

    3. freebird4 97 months ago | reply

      wow amazing :)

    4. Dave Simon (@ds) 97 months ago | reply

      Such a shame such a place is going to not be around much longer.

    5. abrietta 97 months ago | reply

      oh dear... what a shame...

    6. xyxyxxx 97 months ago | reply

      This is a great find!

    7. joojanta 97 months ago | reply

      thanks to all of you! your comments are much appreciated! i'll see if i can find more of this type, please check back.

    8. vanya lambrecht-ward 97 months ago | reply

      I'd say there are a few ghosts (good ones off course) wondering around there..imagin it at night....

    9. pinehurst19475 89 months ago | reply

      I took pictures of it a few years ago and it was just beginning to fall apart. Its current condition is very sad. It's an early design of Albert Kahn (Fisher Bldg., Packard and Ford Highland Park plant architect). It was the home of banker and businessman William Livingstone (marble lighthouse on Belle Isle is named after him). Another example of Detroit history literally crumbling away.

    10. StarrGazr 87 months ago | reply

      Amazing...what a shame. Such a beautiful building. So sad.

    11. farlane 85 months ago | reply

      Hey there - I blogged a small copy of this to slumpy ... the William Livingstone Mansion in Detroit's Brush Park on Michigan in Pictures.

    12. sunset_man 82 months ago | reply

      Is it still there?

    13. joojanta 82 months ago | reply

      drove by a few days ago. the front is missing, but the rest is still there...

    14. pixi-maxi 82 months ago | reply

      Fantastic! Very nice photo!

    15. charliecampbell59 78 months ago | reply

      Nice photo. Captures a moment in time so well!

    16. © ↑↓→ suηata ←↓↑ ΨΨΨ 74 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called EMBRACE IN LIFETIME ETERNITY, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.


    17. melissaredstarr 74 months ago | reply

      I would think the city would condemn a building in that state and make someone tear it down before it fell down. But wow! How cool!

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