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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Detroit, On a Long Glide Path To Destruction

It shouldn't come as a shock to anyone the fact that the city of Detroit is soon to collapse.  What struck me as eye-opening, though, was a YouTube video that I came upon recently.  It's entitled ...

"The Ruins of Empire:The Packard Plant."

Why did a video of one of Detroit's many, many abandoned buildings surprise me?

The Packard plant, still there to be filmed - and whose demise to be lamented - closed down in 1958.

Fifty-three years ago.

And never bulldozed.  Never revitalized.  Never used again.

Ruins within a spreading agglomeration of ruins.

Detroit is soon to collapse.  An implosion that has been many years in the making.

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* On a side note, at least someone had the good sense in 2008 to put a match to the old Studebaker plant there (which ceased operation in 1926).