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Report - Fisher Body, Plant 23 Detroit Michigan, Oct 2014

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by dweeb, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. dweeb

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    This is one of Detroit's UE hotspots, and understandably so. It's huge, it's very interesting and it's wide open! This was my first port of call in Motor City and it didn't disappoint! All the schools and churches could wait as far as I was concerned, my primary objective in Detroit was to see as much of the auto industry as I could.

    The building is huge, on a par with Millennium mills or the Stanley Dock Tobacco warehouse. The first floors were pretty empty but it got better as I went up. Cat had told me there had been a fire here just a day before my arrival to Detroit, and the place was still smouldering when I was in there, but there had been no attempt to seal it up.

    The top two floors were fabulous, still kitted out with production line rails and many bits and bobs from the days of auto manufacture. The roof offered stunning views over the city, and despite being very visible for miles around I risked a water tower climb for the icing on the cake.

    Again I was a little on edge in here about bumping into someone but it seemed I had the place to myself. Quite unbelievable by our standards just how large the place was, apparently there are plans to save the building but quite what you would do with it and how much it would cost just to re-glaze the windows alone remains to be seen.

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    The building just below the water tower was the birthplace of the "Model T"
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    Fisher Body Plant 21 is just across the street, and looks quite derelict, though is used for warehousing
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    Please excuse the hoody, I was trying to look like I had as little to steal from as possible...
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  2. slayaaaa

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    Nice one mate, interesting to see the difference in decay over the pond. Cheers for posting!
     
  3. Ojay

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    SWAG :D

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    just ask Speed about SWAG ;)
     
  4. Wevsky

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    Interesting read that mate ,good flics to boot
     
  5. WildBoyz

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    Nice report. Interesting to see some stuff from Detroit. Looks like there's an endless amount of exploring to be done over there.
     
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    Quality mate. Like the hoody! Suits you !

    The top floors are great, you can almost imagine the old body-shells trundling around. Trundle, that's a great word not used often enough.

    How were the floors connected production-wise?
     
  7. dweeb

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    BIG lifts! there were two or three of them along the back wall. It must have slowed things down, I guess the reason assembly plants eventually went to one level.
     
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    Excellent work mate, i expect to see a lot more heading our way. Was this just a Detroit visit or did you see more of the states?
     
  9. Camera Shy

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    Awesome place, them open floors are sweet.
     
  10. TheVicar

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    Great stuff mate!

    Detroit really is in such a sorry state and sadly nobody gives a crap. There must be an incredible number of sites there waiting to be explored.
    Nowt wrong with the hoody - looks brand new!
    On the occasions that I have had to traipse the rough parts of UK and US neighbourhoods I always wear scruffy old clothes and nobody pays you any attention. :)
     
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    Thats really impressive, proper industrial good work
     
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