Burst water mains have flooded the magnificent but negelected David Stott Building in Downtown Detroit. The basement and ground floor are inundated and have poured out on to frozen streets. Read More »
of them all and possibly the most famous factory in history,
the remains of Henry Ford's Model T Automobile Plant in the Detroit enclave of Highland
Park is still in partial use as a warehouse. Home of the moving
assembly line and designed by industrial architect giant, Albert
Kahn, the world beat a path to its door fueling the second industrial
revolution and catapulting Detroit to wealth and fame.
Built in 1909, it once produced 1000 "Tin Lizzies"
a day. In its last days of vehicle manufacturing, it produced
Ford tractors. It ceased production in the early1970's. It has suffered
greatly from neglect and faces an uncertain future.