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#4603742 - 12/14/17 06:14 PM Abandoned Ford Factory - Inside
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#4603760 - 12/14/17 06:30 PM Re: Abandoned Ford Factory - Inside [Re: StevieC]
Kestas Offline



Registered: 06/04/02
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There are many mothballed factories in SE Michigan. Two big ones in Livonia where I lived.

One interesting bit of information is that many of these factories are not considered closed. They are "idled." If they were closed or otherwise abandoned, the EPA would require a cleanup of the area at a considerable cost.

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#4603767 - 12/14/17 06:36 PM Re: Abandoned Ford Factory - Inside [Re: StevieC]
Ducked Offline


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First one (havn't watched the second) doesn't look like a factory. Lots of 4-post lifts suggests maintenance, not production.

Not very trashed yet but if they don't provide any security cover it soon will be.

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#4603769 - 12/14/17 06:36 PM Re: Abandoned Ford Factory - Inside [Re: StevieC]
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The old Packard factory abandoned since the 1950s or 1960s is interesting also.
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#4603771 - 12/14/17 06:37 PM Re: Abandoned Ford Factory - Inside [Re: StevieC]
Mr Nice Offline


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I'd like to explore and get some souvenirs.

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#4603772 - 12/14/17 06:37 PM Re: Abandoned Ford Factory - Inside [Re: StevieC]
Donald Offline


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The old Packard factory abandoned since the 1950s or 1960s is interesting also.
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#4603783 - 12/14/17 06:47 PM Re: Abandoned Ford Factory - Inside [Re: StevieC]
nthach Offline


Registered: 01/02/04
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Doesn't look like a factory - probably a parts distribution/technical/district sales office.

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#4603788 - 12/14/17 06:50 PM Re: Abandoned Ford Factory - Inside [Re: StevieC]
ZZman Offline


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Loc: Michigan
Sad to see
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#4603795 - 12/14/17 07:02 PM Re: Abandoned Ford Factory - Inside [Re: StevieC]
macarose Offline


Registered: 01/25/09
Posts: 400
Loc: Georgia
[censored] me off. Theft is theft and vandalism is vandalism.

In a more civilized society looters would be shot, neutered, and deported.

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#4603826 - 12/14/17 07:41 PM Re: Abandoned Ford Factory - Inside [Re: StevieC]
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If that was in Seattle, there would be hundreds of people living there.
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#4603855 - 12/14/17 08:05 PM Re: Abandoned Ford Factory - Inside [Re: StevieC]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
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What's lighting that place up inside; the skylights?

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#4603901 - 12/14/17 08:52 PM Re: Abandoned Ford Factory - Inside [Re: Mr Nice]
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
I'd like to explore and get some souvenirs.


The only thing you're likely to find are used needles.
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#4604038 - 12/15/17 12:43 AM Re: Abandoned Ford Factory - Inside [Re: StevieC]
HawkeyeScott Offline


Registered: 01/11/07
Posts: 785
Loc: El Oeste
Fascinating to see once used and useful places just sitting empty and basically frozen in time. They havenít changed but the circumstances that made them useful have. Coolest/strangest/most surreal Iíve seen are drone video from North Wilkesboro Speedway in NC and the Pontiac Silverdome. It was just like time stopped there (but, sadly, the rot and decay didnít.)

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#4604118 - 12/15/17 06:44 AM Re: Abandoned Ford Factory - Inside [Re: HawkeyeScott]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6369
Loc: Texas
Indeed Ö I have web surfed machine company names from my younger days only to find stories of shut down plants to shopping malls in their former days of glory locations Ö

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#4604134 - 12/15/17 07:15 AM Re: Abandoned Ford Factory - Inside [Re: Kestas]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: Kestas
There are many mothballed factories in SE Michigan. Two big ones in Livonia where I lived.

One interesting bit of information is that many of these factories are not considered closed. They are "idled." If they were closed or otherwise abandoned, the EPA would require a cleanup of the area at a considerable cost.


Really? I worked in Livonia for a while, but I guess not long enough to truly learn much about the area...worked in an office building right next to the mall off 275 and 6 Mile, there was a Max & Erma's and a movie theater back then. Truly terrible job working for an absolute sadist, I felt really lucky to get out of there in less than a year and end up in probably my favorite job ever at Motorola near Chicago.
I actually thought it was pretty cool in a lot of ways to live to near Detroit, spent a lot of time in Ann Arbor and also remember some really interesting clubs in an old church and in the basement of an abandoned hotel (the latter was quite probably illegal). Spent a fair amount of time at a little place called Lily's 21 in Hamtramck, believe I read that has been closed for a while.
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