new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white

Abandoned Packard Plant - Detroit

The Packard plant on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit was designed by Albert Kahn, and included the first use of reinforced concrete for industrial construction in Detroit. When opened in 1907, it was considered the most modern automobile manufacturing facility in the world ( this section of the building was actually built in 1911 ). The plant closed in 1957 ( although parts of it are still rented out ). The plant complex covers 35 acres ( 3.5 Million Square feet ) . This view is not even 1/4 of the complex.

21,975 views
14 faves
16 comments
Taken on March 2, 2008