The Packard Plant in Detroit- abandoned in 1957
The Packard Plant first opened ( and built Packard cars ) in 1907 and was designed by Albert Kahn and originally covered 35 acres consisting of 40 connected buildings. The packard building closed in 1957. It is one of the most iconic ( and most frequently visited by photographers ) of the Detroit Ruins. I drive by here every week, and you can actually see an increase in the damage to this building weekly. This plant, located on Grand Blvd, at one time ran around the clock, had 40,000 workers, a grocery store, 2 schools, and a department store within it's complex.